Every household must have at some point or the other faced the challenges of mice control, especially during the fall and the winter months. Mice try to make their shelter in the colder months, specially in search of warmth and food however as they can chew through almost everything including food boxes, cabinets, walls or clothes it can cause serious havoc in not just your home but also for your personal health. This is when you need to get the mice control Toronto who can help you get rid of them, however, if you are looking for more nontoxic, effective and humane option that can help you get rid of these rodents, you can try the following methods as suggested by the experts of pest control Brampton.

Peppermint oil

It is one of the most effective ways to repel the mice because its fresh scent is intolerable by these creatures. You can spray the essential oil with cotton balls on the suspected entry points. It is a perfect option when you are trying to cover a large area – maybe around your car or your garage door. Some people also use mint leaves or toothpaste instead.

Instant potatoes

Did you know that smashed instant potatoes at a frugal way when you need to remove mice? All you need to do is sprinkle a tablespoon of it where the mice visit frequently. As they consume these potatoes, the flakes will expand in their stomach and kill them. But make sure the flakes should not be in touch with any other pets if you have any.

Mouse traps

Undoubtedly one of the most effective ways to get rid of these creatures is to set the mousetrap in the vulnerable areas like behind trash cans or along the garage door. By far the most common ones are the snap traps, electric traps, sticky traps and the live catch traps. All you need to do is put some bait like peanut butter or chocolate and cheese to lure them into the trap.

Apple Cider

Just like the essential oil of peppermint, the Apple Cider Vinegar and water mixture is also one of the effective ways to get rid of mice. All you need to do is create a mixture and spray it around the area of your house and more around the suspected access points. However, you need to do it regularly and this is not a one time job.

Proper storing of food

Mice get attracted to places where they can find shelter as well as food. This is why you must carefully store away all your foods properly that reduces their chance of reaching it; and, if you have a clean house, it will be difficult for them to find the shelter. With the lack of both food and shelter, chances of mice coming again will be less.

Patching holes

Unless there is a significant entryway, mice cannot get into your kitchen cabinet or the pantry; which is why, if there are any holes that are larger than one fourth of an inch, make sure to patch their way. You will understand if that is their access point is by keeping trap of their faeces for traces of any grease stains.