You’ve seen the signs: chewed wires, damaged food, feces, bad mouse smell and squeaking. Yes, you are dealing with a mouse. Oh, sorry! Mice! Because mice live in colonies!
This means calling in the exterminator to catch these annoying disease-spreading fury pests. Or you can try catching them with the help of some genius more or less humane methods, because there’s no houseowner whom to enjoy keeping them as pets.
However, to be truly successful in catching these bastards, you have to find where they’re sleeping…and this is one heavy task since mice are good runners and swimmers, but with vigilance you will manage in finding their “home base”.
How to get rid of mice in the attic?
First step is to examine your entire house. Once mice got inside, be sure they are all over the place breeding and building their homes. However, the attic is the most-craved place for mice to make their home base. Wondering why? Because all the heat goes up creating the perfect environment for them to breed!
So, check if there are any open gasps and holes or vents that mice might be using to enter in the attic. Pay attention to every detail, because mice can get in through small holes. Also, you may use black light to look for mice urine.
The next step is to block and seal all these entry points. You may use steel wool for that, because mice can’t chew through it.
Humane or less humane methods! You can trap or kill the mouse. You choose!
You may trap the mice inside these cages and then release them into the wild. Havahart cages are the most used traps for any type of rodents. Invest $20 in one and you can get rid of many outdoor and indoor pests.
Another non-lethal way in catching a mouse is to use glue traps. Mice will get half-stuck on the trap.
You may use poison or traditional mouse traps, but be aware because these methods can be dangerous if you have kids or pets around the house.
Important! After catching these little rodents and sealing the place right, it’s very important to sanitize the area since mice are disease-carrier. As a personal advice you must call pest control and they will know how to handle the situation.
However, after getting rid of these nasty pests in the attic and house you can keep them at distance using the next natural mice repellent spray:
- 20 drops of Peppermint oil
- 20 drops of Clove oil
- 200 ml of Water
- Spray bottle
How To Prepare:
Put all the above ingredients in a sprayer and shake it well. Start spraying the solution around the attic and main access points of your house. This spray will keep mice at a distance.