Mice is the plural of the mouse. Mouse is a rodent. There are many types of mice that differ in color, size, and weight, such as deer mouse, house mouse, zebra mouse, and many more. They eat fruits, seeds, plants, and meat since they are omnivores, but house mice can eat anything.
** • Mousetrap. **
It is a type of animal trap that is usually used to kill or catch live mice.
Various mousetraps are listed below. This can help get rid of mice at home.
• Pine mousetrap.
This was the first patented lethal mousetrap patented by James M. They are now available in plastic. They are safer than other deadly traps. They can be easily adjusted by pressing the tab with even one finger.
• Spring-loaded bar mousetrap.
It was patented by William C. It is a simple device. We can kill or trap the mouse by placing cheese on the needle. So when the mouse go near the trap and touch the cheese placed on the needle then spring loaded bar swings down forcefully. This may broke the mouse’s neck or spinal cord. It is not only use to catch and killing them.
• Electric mousetrap.
It is an Electric mousetrap which gives lethal dose of electricity when circuit is completed by rodent. It could be placed at the entrance or anywhere that you think the place is the main source of their entry.
• Live-capture mousetrap.
It works like a live capture device. It was first introduced in 1870 by W K Bachman. It provides the facility to release anything which is captured in it. Mice should be released away from house otherwise they can come back.
• Glue mousetraps:
Glue mousetraps can be made by applying synthetic adhesive on cardboard or plastic. These are only effective in indoors only. It does not kill the mouse. Such kind of traps should be used one time only because the mouse or any other may suffer a slow death. Use of such traps is also banned in several jurisdictions.
• Bucket mousetraps:
There are two types of bucket mousetraps.
1- Lethal Bucket Mousetraps
2- Non-Lethal Bucket Mousetraps
In Lethal Bucket mousetraps Bucket contains liquid while in non-lethal mousetraps bucket is empty. Lethal traps are used to trap mouse alive. In both traps mouse is comes to top container and from there it falls into the bucket.
• Disposable mousetraps.
These types of traps used just for one time same as glue mousetrap. They are manufactured with inexpensive materials so disposed of after used. They having the same mechanism like other trapping devices or equipments.
Another most important point of mousetrap is to select the best bait for mouse traps.
You can use whatever available at the home that time but some things are favorite to mice more than other food just like chocolate, fruits, bacon etc.
Proper placement of mousetraps is also very important otherwise all your efforts in this matter will lost away.So it is very important to judge or know the actual position or entrance of Mouse.
Droppings can also intimate you about position and availability of mouse. It can also give the information about size of mouse and anyhow quantity so you may set trap according to nature.
It is different from droppings. A mouse can generate 50 to 75 pellets daily. One side or both side pointed.
3- Scratching Noises.
Mice are very active at night so they make noises at night.By scrating and jerking nearby things.
4- Track Footprints.
In house there are many places which we use occasionally so they are dusty commonly and show footprints of these creatures.
5- Live or Dead Mice.
In daytime if you found any live or dead mice so it’s also a sign of availability of mice.
6- Strong Smell
Smell of urine is very strong in mice case.
7- Teeth Marks
Mice teeth grow throughout life so in this case they have to gnaw them on hard, inedible materials. You may see their teeth marks on wood, Plastic, cables and electoral wirings.
Mice this act cause millions of dollars lose throughout the words on daily basic Due to shorts, power outages, and fire.
Unexpected holes are also a big sign of mice. If you find such holes in fabrics, insulation they maybe cause by mice.
9- Disappearing Food
Keep one thing in mind that Mice like to eat same food like humans for example meat, chocolate, candy and butter. A mouse eat about 3-4 grams a day. Sometimes we humans just leave our food anywhere and go away in such case. If you that fund something missing in your food or strange holes or tears then it must be the sign that they are available. So you must keep check to get rid of them.
Natural Home Remedies for Keeping Mice Away From House:-
There are many home remedies with the help of which we can keep mice away from house. They are good as compare to above mention traps because they keep away the mice and they are non-toxic and effective as well.
What Attracts Mice?
1- A Variety of Plants
Mice love plants to eat. If there are to many plants and weeds growing near house clear them. Vegetables must be grown in greenhouse so they may not access.
2- Delicious Seeds and Grains
Mice also love seeds and grains. As you know it you must protect them in airtight container. Don’t leave seeds near bird’s cages they also attract mice. Mice can also attack the birds like parrots.
3- Fruits and Berries
Juicy things are mice favorite also. They get mad on raspberries and blackberries. Areas where such fruit are growing outside, they get attracted and if it is located near you house then your house is not safe from mice.
There are thousands of types of mice some like fruits more other like meat. Don’t throw meat used bags around you homes because smell may attract them.
5- Pet Food
Mice also eat pet food happily. They are fans of any kind of food either is cat food, dog food, bird food etc.
You can feed your pets according to their daily need which they can eat at the sport.
6- Sweet and Salty Snacks
Mice want to eat sweet and salty food. Don’t through them in house. If you don’t want to eat then put them in airtight containers or through them away from home.
Mice Likes to eat peanuts, walnuts and all other nut family. So keep them safe in tight containers. Their smell may also attract them to your house.
Will sleeping with lights on keep mice away?
Yes due to some resinous lights keep them away or they are not active as compare to darkness. Their eyesight is week. They feel unsafe also to movie in light. They are very sensitive and avoid danger.
How Sounds Repel Mice?
Noises High in pitch may also repel the mice. you may see result in a day. There are many products available online but results are not same according to customer feedback. Some people are satisfied with the results and other may not.
• How Long Does It Take To Kill A Mouse With Poison?
• How to get rid of mice with poison?
Many people don’t like to get rid of mice with poison because it takes long time to effect sometimes it may take more then 5 days and then mouse will die. Above mention traps method is best then this. There are also chances that children can eat poison blow the age of 3-4 years as they not proper grown up yet.
• Poison Packs
Normally misc poison is available in every market you can also buy it online. Poison is sealed in packs. It should not be opened when we are not going to use it.