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How To Effectively Get Rid Of Mice In Your Home

You’re a gracious host, but if there’s one group you’d prefer not to share your home with, it’s mice. 

In addition to damaging your home, mice carry diseases and can put your family’s health at risk. Fortunately, learning how to get rid of mice is easy.

Here at Calibugs Termite & Pest Control, we specialize in helping people get rid of mice in their walls, ceilings, insulation, and more. 

Our team offers various humane and eco-friendly rodent control services, and we know a thing or two about how to remove mice from your space.

Ways To Get Rid of Mice Naturally And Humanely

If you have a mouse infestation in your home, it is possible to eliminate the animals without killing them.

Get rid of nesting materials

Ensure mice won’t find soft nesting materials by storing all fabric, rugs, and blankets in heavy-duty plastic storage bins. 

Keep in mind that mice will also chew up cardboard, paper, or lightweight plastic to make nests, so it’s wise to dispose of your household’s recycling quickly.

Pros: Protects your textiles and fabric goods, easy

Cons: Time-consuming, inconvenient to have bedding and rugs in storage, will not get rid of existing mouse populations

Remove all food sources

Mice only need small amounts of food each day. To get rid of them in your home, remove the things they like to eat. 

Store all grains, pet food, and other dry goods in glass or metal containers, which keep food secure since mice cannot chew through them.

To avoid attracting mice to your property, seal all potential food sources in tamper-proof bins, avoid leaving pet food out for long periods, and clean up all spills and messes promptly.

Pros: Affordable, humane

Cons: Labor-intensive, must be maintained continuously, not 100% effective

Use natural mice repellent

Mice have a strong sense of smell, and you can use that to your advantage to get rid of them. Try these natural mice repellant options:

Apple cider and water

Make a mixture of apple cider vinegar and water. Put it in a spray bottle and spray it around the perimeter of your house, as well as in any indoor access points. Re-apply any natural deterrent you use at least once a month.

Essential oils

Mice hate the aroma of peppermint oil, cayenne, pepper, and cloves. Purchase any of these essential oils at your local health food store, soak some cotton balls in them, and place them anywhere you’ve had problems with mice – like under appliances or in the backs of cabinets. Toothpaste, bleach, and vinegar will also work.

Pros: Effective, affordable, humane, safe for kids and pets

Cons: Requires regular re-application, will not get rid of large existing mouse populations

Are Mice Taking Over Your Cathedral City Bay Area Home? We’re Here To Help!

Few things are as frustrating as a mouse infestation. Fortunately, the team here at Calibugs Termite & Pest Control can help you identify and cope with rodent problems—reclaiming your space once and for all.
We also work with commercial facilities to eradicate mice in an eco-conscious way. Ready to learn more? Contact us now!