If you saw a mouse in your home, then you probably have more than one. Over time mice will multiply and your home can become infested pretty quickly. To prevent this from happening to you, here are some tips to get the mice out.
Use a Snap Trap
If you only have a couple of mice, you can use mouse traps to get them out. This is inexpensive and most traps will kill them quickly which is more humane. Snap traps are common and generally can be bought in a two or three-pack. A bait has to be placed on the snap trap to attract the mice. This could be cheese, peanut butter, marshmallows, etc.
Set out one or two traps in areas where you have seen the mice. If you see a mouse that is killed, put the trap back out again to see if it catches anymore. If you continue to see mice in the traps, then you have much more than one or two mice.
Set Bait Traps
Bait traps are available and are easy to use. You place bait inside the trap, such as the same baits you use with snap traps. The mice run into the bait and a door closes automatically. These traps will not kill the mice. You must take them to an area away from homes, such as a large field.
You can purchase bait traps at many pet stores or online. Purchase more than one to place in different areas of your home where you see mice. Most traps will only hold one mouse but there are some large enough to hold two or three.
Hire a Pest Control Company
If your home is infested with mice, you will need to contact a pest control company. They will send out a contractor to start the removal process. The contractor will set up poison outside, such as in your crawlspace. This poison tastes good to mice so they eat it and then they will die.
The pest control company will also set up a variety of other trap types around your house. They will often set the traps around your bathroom, kitchen, basement, and attic. The pest control company may have to come back to your home often in the beginning if you have an infestation to replace the mice traps.
Contact a pest control company for more information regarding rodent treatment.