The extermination of mice and rats is almost always a temporary solution to a much larger and extensive problem. A team arrives, looks for signs of mice and rats, spreads their chemical poisons, traps or baits and returns in time to pick up the bodies. Rodenticide properly deployed outside a home may be the preferred method for eliminating mice. Traps are effective solutions, but the correct use of rodenticides is better for complete extermination.
Adults have small, slender bodies that weigh between 0.5 and 1 ounce. Its ears are large and almost hairless, while the tail is long, sparsely hairy and covered with scales. The coat is light brown or gray, with shades of white or beige. While mice in captivity live for up to two years, wild mice live between 9 and 18 months.
Store all firewood at least 20 feet away from the house and keep shrubs, trees and other trimmed gardens away from foundations and siding. The most effective methods of exterminating mice are those administered by professionals trained in pest control. Contact your local expert to arrange an inspection and consultation. Professional mouse and rodent exterminators use bait stations along with traps to get rid of mice and rats.
A bait station is a closed box, often made of plastic, that contains a rodent killer inside. The poison is covered to be safe for children and pets, but it is highly effective at killing rodents. You can use the bait stations alone or with any of the other methods mentioned above.