Getting Rid of Mice
There are two rodents that you’re sure to come across in Australia – rats and mice. Understandably people are often more worried about rats. Rats have a pretty bad reputation, they’re significantly larger than mice and connected with the spread of diseases. By comparison, mice don’t seem quite so bad, and getting rid of mice might not seem like a problem. However, there is a darker side to this cute little critter and you don’t want to invite them in to stay. Those that do find that they bite off more than they can chew.
Just like a rat, these tiny mammals can contaminate a home, usually a kitchen, putting family members at risk. They head out at night from their hiding places and search for food and scraps. They leave trails of urine and droppings as they go.
Mice can be a problem to get rid of because of their habits, size and life cycle. One mouse may only live to be a year old, but they reach maturity very quickly and can reproduce rapidly. Therefore a colony can grow very large very fast if left alone with a strong food supply. Mice can find homes in a range of dwellings and fit into tight areas. They have the ability to run, jump and even swim with great speed and agility, covering large amounts of ground in one night and reaching hiding places you may not have considered.
This all means that it can be difficult to know where to set traps, and how many mice to set them for. Mice may have a nest anywhere in a home or commercial property, harbouring inside wall cavities, ceilings, subfloors and sheds. A trap under the fridge or in the food cupboard may be well-placed, but there is no guarantee of catching them. Then there’s the additional issue of having to deal with killing or disposing of mice if they are caught. Baited traps that kill can be distressing for animal lovers. Humane traps allow for mice to be released, but what is to stop them from returning again?
The best way to get rid of mice is to call in the pros at Sunnystate. We’ll perform a thorough inspection of the home to determine the signs of infestation and the entry and exit points for the room. We’ll then set up a series of traps to catch the mice on their next outing. The most humane method is the instant kill trap for immediate death and easy disposal, rather than the baited traps.
The most important thing is to act quickly, before a few mice become a few hundred!
Call us now for an inspection.