A mouse is basically a small animal that falls in the class of rodents along with other small animals such as rats and squirrels. They can be defined as pet species due to the fact that they like living close to the human habitats and they are also capable of transmitting certain diseases to both people and pets. Mouse removal is not a simple process and it takes a lot of time and effort before you the property can be fully free from mice. The most commonly reported problems associated with the mice include:
- Mice living in the attic.
- Mice gnawing on electrical wires.
- Mice invading the pantry.
- Mice scratching on the walls.
The mouse removal process involves four major processes:
- The first step is usually the inspection of the property. At this point, the main focus is on finding any entry holes that the mice may be using to get into the house. You can also look for traces of any scratching or prints on the surface that indicate the presence of mice. Mouse trails are basically very small hence you need to be really focused in order to be able to find them. After identifying the various traces, you should be able to trace their entry patterns to determine all the entry holes. After that, seal all the entry points using steel since they can easily chew through the other materials.
- The next step involves setting up traps. The traps should be as many as possible depending on the number of the mice. They should be placed in strategic positions along the traced paths of the mice. This ensures that no mouse escapes. The wooden traps are the most ideal ones.
- The third step involves monitoring the traps for any activity. This step also involves monitoring in a general manner. Monitor and inspect the house for any new activity and inspect the traps for any captures.
- This is the last step and it involves analysing the success of the mouse removal plan. If at all it was not successful, repeat the process until you are certain that the mouse removal plan has been a success.