It seems logical that when there is a mouse heard running around behind the walls of your home, that a mouse trap is just the ticket to take care of the problem. Although mouse traps are able to catch a mouse or two when used correctly, it is not a good solution to your rodent infestation. For Colorado residents in the Denver and Boulder areas who are wondering how to get the mice out of the house, read on to discover why the Denver pest control professionals at EnviroPest by Sprague Pest Solutions do not recommend just the use of a mouse trap for rodent infestations.
More than the trap itself, it is commonly the way that we are using the mouse trap that makes it ineffective. Many people tend to place the trap out in the middle of the floor, in the open, thinking that the bait will lure the mouse in. However, mice are quite smart, in that if they come out into human territory they are going to be running alongside of baseboards, safely near a wall. Any trap that is out in the open is not as likely to yield the desired outcome.
Even when used correctly, a single mouse trap is not designed to remedy an entire infestation. If there is one mouse, there are sure to be more following. Mice breed very quickly, so what may begin as just a rodent or two can quickly turn into a full blown infestation. Also, the mice that you are seeing in your home are not a good indicator of how many mice could be behind walls, or in other hidden spaces like the basement, attic, or garage.
Not only are mice a major nuisance pest as they run around in the walls and get into your food and garbage, but they also spread harmful bacteria and pathogens. Mice are known to transmit diseases such as Hantavirus, which is a potentially fatal respiratory disease. These damaging critters pick up the germs and bacteria and spread them around as they walk, urinate, and leave their droppings. Rodent infestations are a major health risk for you and your family.
Mice are simply not good company to have in your home and unfortunately, the traditional mouse trap is not enough to remedy your problem. So along with keeping your kitchen counters, floors, and other areas of the home free of food and debris that will attract rodents, call in the Colorado rodent control pros. If you are living in Colorado and have any questions, or would like to schedule a home inspection, contact the Denver pest control experts at EnviroPest by Sprague Pest Solutions to keep your home free of mice!