Preparation is king when it comes to dealing with pest mice problems as it requires a lot of things to consider beforehand.
1. First Things First
How would you be able identify if there is a mouse infestation in your house? A lot of people have encountered this initial problem and are left stuck there forever, not knowing how to do about it effectively or they do not know what to do next after that step. Before you can ever be able to successfully address the pest mice problem, you would have to know if there is really an actual mice infestation going on. Knowing the degree of the infestation would be the basis of your future preparations in addressing the problem. If you only have two or three mice roaming around your household, then you really don't have to spend a lot of money on hi-tech electronic devices or hiring pest extermination services to take care of those mice. Such options are very effective for certain, however, you wouldn't need to have them when there's just a little mice problem to take care of. It would be wiser if you can take care of the little pest mice problem yourself by making use of methods that can be done manually.
First thing of course is checking out the degree of mice infestation in the house.
This can be done be probing into those places in the house that are prone for mice habitation. Say for example, you can check out the back of your refrigerator. The coolness and humidity of the back of your refrigerator is a favored place for mice nesting. The strong ammonia like odor indicates the length of the mice habitation of the place. The stronger it gets, the longer they have probably been there. And while you are at it, you may also consider checking on any gnawing damages caused by mice. Check the wirings within the area of present search if there are any damages already. The early detection of these gnawing damages could prevent serious accidents that might happen in the future if no taken cared of right away. The amount of damages could also serve as an indicator to how severe the infestation has been.
All of these procedures in checking the probable mice infestation in your place can be done personally and manually. However, you may opt to avail for specific gadgets that could automate the search thus making it more convenient for you.
One of the most effective mice infestation detecting devices is a UV or ultraviolet light bulbs. There are specifically made UV bulbs that could trace urine spatters of mice in the surrounding. Through this device, assessing the severity of the mice infestation will now be a lot easier for you. All you have to do is turn off the lights and place the light on locations that are highly conducive for mice habitation.
2. The Act of Getting Rid of the Pest
Now there are two ways to do about it. One way is to repel them and the other is to attract them. Now you have to understand the significant difference between the two methods. Although both of the methods can be used to get rid of the pest problem but they vary in their preparation and application. That would also entail a different set of tools for each one of them. It's up for you then to decide which one you would prefer to apply to your very own household. However, there are exemptions to your freedom of choice. If the mice infestation has gone really out of control then you may have to apply one method over the other or both even to ultimately get rid of the pest for good. But still that depends.
3. Assessing on What Method to Use
If you are taking a preventive stance then repelling mice is for you. The repelling method is defensive measure against mice infestation. This is good if the infestation has just barely started out. When you can only a couple of the same mice roaming around the house for a while then repelling would be a better idea rather than catching them. Drive them away using an electrical device that emits high frequency sound waves. You can easily avail of this product in a department store nearby. This are highly effective devices for they do not only repel pest mice from your house they also repel other pests like bugs and other types of rodents. But they might not be that amiable to your rodent pets as they can be affected as well with the high frequencies that the device emits. Therefore, if you are domesticating guinea pigs or hamsters inside the house, then that wouldn't be such a good idea, unless you want to get rid of your pets as well. If the device is not suitable for you because you may incur collateral damage, then you may opt to use other repellent devices. There repellents that utilizes specific chemical compounds that deter mice from entering your house. The chemical compounds emit odors that are uninviting to your pest fellas' senses. These methods are also applicable to those individuals who are concerned and are against taking creatures' lives.
However, if things have really gone out of hand and there are just too many mice in the house already, then you may find Racumin or other pest killing poisons really convenient. You may just have to take extra precautions when using them for they might find their way to your kids' hands. As they are toxic, they can cause severe health hazards if they negligibly situated. Robust mouse traps could also come in handy, but you also have to make sure to routinely check it daily in order to avoid "perfuming your house" with dead mouse's scent. Make sure to dispose the victim right away far from your house so that you won't pick up the stench nearby.
Moreover, making use of both methods may prove to be more effective than just applying one. If you really want to make sure that your house is pest mice free, then apply both methods for more effective and efficient results.