Getting rid of mice is not just throwing them away outside your house or killing a mouse per day basis. Dealing with the pest mice problem would entail the employment of more serious and severe means and definitely not for the squeamish. It might get bloody and messy every after catches but it something you would have to risk in order to safeguard your household members from the potential fatal attacks of the vermin. If you are truly squeamish and could not handle the idea of mice blood spattered all around when they're killed or the idea of having dead mice carcass littered everywhere itself grosses you out, then you either hire an exterminator to handle the job or ask someone who is as determined but less squeamish than you (probably your husband or boyfriend and vice versa) to take care of the mice hunting job. I wouldn't suggest taking the former suggestion right away as it should be a last resort. Considering how much spending you will have to incur when hiring professional exterminators, it is just natural that you take them as your last option when everything else fails. But if you are well-able to hire their services on a whim, then there's nothing wrong with it.
However, it you are someone who merely earns averagely, it would be wise for you to fully optimize the usage of other conventional means to deal with the mice problem. Cost efficiency is important to underscore when employing methods and devices that rid of mice and being cost efficient simply means getting the desired results with less expense as possible. And that would entail a lot preponderance and scrutiny with the device or method that is going to be used with a clear picture of expenditure figure in your head. Budget allocation is also important to become cost efficient. This is crucial because it enables you to limit your expenses and curtail it according to your decided amount of investment. From your allocated budget you can spawn expenses scheme and itemizations as which devices will you buy and which ones to buy first as well as which ones can be condoned.
There are actually many devices and methods one would be able to employ in a limited budget. Contrary to popular belief that the more you spend the more effective your means could get, being able to get an efficient device without having to spend too much is way even better. Also, expense and efficiency's direct proportionality isn't always true. It may be true to purchasing computer units or mobile phones, but when it comes to pest mice dealings, you can be as less spending as you want but still effectively deal with your infestation. Now the devices you can avail of may not be very expensive however, their efficiency solely depends on how you apply them. In short, you maneuver these devices to your advantage. This means you have to use your analytical skills in finding the right location for the devices, or the exact opportunity to apply a particular method, or making use of the right accessory to a technique; these are all very important considerations in pest mice control.
However, there is hierarchy among the devices and methods to be used in dealing with pest mice. Some even are not even worth considering anymore. And these are the list of devices and methods that you should consider less using as they are not as efficient or dysfunctional to begin with.
Although they are highly effective in killing mice as they can go all genocide to ever mice inhabitant in the household they are also very unsafe to use. Rodenticides as you already know are poisons that kill mice. You may place them on the right locations; however, you can't expect accidents to have admonitions first before happening. So no matter where you effectively conceal them from plain sight, there is still the risk of finding their way to the wrong hands, especially your kids or your mindless dogs who would probably take it as dog food. A single pellet ingestion of this poison can prove to be quite fatal to other critters, as well as humans. If you are to use a rodenticide, just make sure that you place them as your last resort antecedent to hiring professional exterminators.
A Zapper is device that produces electrical charges to electrocute and shock the mice when it comes in contact with it. They cost around $25 dollars each and by far that is the problem - they are not cost efficient at all. Think about it, you would purchase $25 worth device to catch a mouse? And if you have a whole family of mice or more in your house, should you purchase more of it proportionate to the number of the mice inhabitants? It's just impractical, not to mention that these devices eat batteries like crazy, so you don't only spend too much for purchasing the device, the batteries will also kill you afterward.
3. Ultrasonic Devices
At some time, these devices were becoming very popular to households across the states even across the globe. An ultrasonic gadget is a device that apparently emits high frequency electronic waves or sometimes sound waves that jams the vermin's sense of hearing and allegedly deters them from ever inhabiting your house. However, it wasn't only until later that it was found out that the devices don't work with rodents or mice at all. They may work effectively with insect pests as they are more sensitive to sound waves, but not with mice. When the whole world found out about it, the government immediately made implementations to ban them and take them out from market circulation. If you haven't heard of this news yet, now you know. Avoid purchasing ultrasonic devices anymore as they may not work to your advantage at all. Not to mention that such devices would cost around 30 USD. Would you invest as much as that for something that doesn't work?
4. Towel Trap
By far the most ridiculous method of trapping and getting rid of mice ever innovated. What the method actually makes you do is that you will throw a towel on the mice to temporarily maim its movements. Then you will place an inverted container deep and big enough for the mice to fall into. Then tuck the towel inside the container then place a large piece of cardboard under the towel and basket. The question then is "And then what?" you have just spent a painstaking 3 minute process in your life just to catch a single mouse? Then I suppose you will throw that a mile away from your place? Think about it.
So this is basically what you should know about mice extermination and the mice extermination methods that you should avoid!