You want a pest-free environment and there is nothing wrong with that. However, there will always be one annoying pest that always thrive – mice. Here in Singapore, there are many pest control programs provided by certified pest controllers that you can avail of. But at the end of the day, it is better to control mice on your own.
With this, it is crucial that you know some programs that you can do to control mice. The key to getting rid of them is to seal your home. This means that you have to protect the openings through which they will use to enter your home. For further details, here are some effective mice control programs that you can consider:
Seal the house
It was mentioned above that the only way to keep them away from your house is to seal your home. In order to be successful, you need to know where they are getting in and seal it. You can do this by performing a thorough inspection of your home. Remember that a mouse only needs ½ centimetre wide hole to get inside the house.
When you inspect, start with all your corners and look very keenly. When you identified possibly entry points, the best thing that you can do is to install steel wool or wire mesh. Do not forget about the vents and the pipe holes.
Check the lawn
Do not just focus inside the house. You need to check your surroundings especially the lawn. The best thing that you should do with your lawn is to keep it trimmed and moved as it can deter the mice. Remember that bushy plants can give shelter to the mice. You have to demand two foot area cement surrounding your house to keep away rodents.
Clean the kitchen
Rodents in general risk going inside the house because there are plenty of good and water sources. The very first thing that you need to do is to make sure that you clean your kitchen. When you are about to sleep, make sure there are no debris, faucets are locked and surfaces are sanitized. Never forget to wash the dishes.
You did a fine job keeping the mice outside the house but what happens when there are some inside the house? This is the time that you need to set the traps. The most humane traps are called live traps. It will allow you to release the captured one outside alive. Be careful of putting poison because you will suffer the smell when time comes.