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Is there an effective store-bought solution to get rid of mice?

January 28th, 2022

During the cold season, mice are looking for warmth and food and that’s all our homes offer. Once inside, they are active all winter long since they do not hibernate. Mice are omnivores and will eat anything, but they have a weakness for grains. They can squeeze into spaces no bigger than a dime. They are obviously not the ideal roommate in a house and it is legitimate to wonder if it is possible to get rid of them yourself with products sold in supermarkets or hardware stores. The following blog post will provide you with information on this topic.

Identify the entry points first

First and foremost, you need to know where the mice are entering. Check the backflow valves connected to the plumbing fixtures to make sure they are closed. Install metal weather stripping under doors and caulk windows. If you notice cracks in the foundation, seal them immediately. Do the same around pipes and cover dryer outlets, air intakes and roof vents with wire mesh. Also be sure to keep the kitchen clean and food in tightly sealed containers. If you try to skip this step, you may catch some mice, but you won’t stop others from coming into your home.

Over-the-counter products

There are several over-the-counter mouse control products available in stores. It is recommended that you choose spring-loaded traps rather than sticky traps. In the latter, mice stay alive. Food poisoned with rodenticide can also be used; rodents that eat it will die and dry out. However, it should be taken into account that this type of product is dangerous for pets and children. Bait traps often have a strong peanut butter or grease odor that attracts rodents. Traps should be re-set every 2-3 weeks after captures to catch mature rodents. You should also check the traps every day, regardless of the model you select. In addition, when cleaning up areas soiled by mouse droppings, you must make sure to wear gloves and a HEPA-type mask.


If you are faced with a large number of mice, it is best to contact professionals who will be able to carry out the appropriate interventions. Make sure the person has the proper license. An expert will quickly identify the entry points and have the knowledge and appropriate products to get rid of the infestation.

Whether it is for an infestation or a single individual, not everyone is comfortable with this type of intervention. Do not hesitate to call a professional if you are facing this kind of problem. They will be able to advise you and do an effective job of getting rid of the unwanted ones that are hiding in your home. Your peace of mind and your health are at stake.



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