Effective Mouse Trap Placement

Effective Mouse Trap Placement

Of all the pests, varmints and rodents that can plague a human habitation in Los Angeles or nearly anywhere else, the quick and clever mouse is probably the most ubiquitous, prolific, annoying and potentially harmful of them all. Once mice have moved in, they can be hard to get rid of on your own, and often the best solution is to call a professional animal removal service. However, with a little knowledge, patience and perseverance, effective mouse removable is possible.

Mice Can Be a Serious Health Hazard

They may be small and harmless-looking, but a mouse infestation is both dangerous and destructive. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mice can carry and spread several different types of diseases, many of them potentially deadly. They also enjoy chewing on things, they carry fleas and other parasites, they leave fecal matter wherever they go, and they can contaminate food supplies, to mention just a few of their destructive habits. These are all good reasons to take immediate action as soon as you notice their presence.

Traps and Techniques

Whether you employ the familiar snap mouse trap, a glue trap or a live trap, the tactics are the same:

  • Wear rubber gloves when handling the trap to keep human scent away from it.
  • Use peanut butter, chocolate or a favorite nest material like cotton for bait, and only use a small amount.
  • Mice have poor vision and brush their whiskers against walls to find their way, so make sure traps are placed flush against the wall where they run.
  • Make sure your traps are easily accessible to the mice from all angles of approach, but out of the reach of pets and children.
  • If you use a live trap, don’t toss mice out into the yard because they’ll just come back in.

If you have a persistent mouse problem despite your best efforts to get rid of them, it’s time to contact the animal removal professionals. Call Animal Capture Wildlife Removal of Los Angeles at 310-551-0901 or 661-746-0901 for fast and affordable mouse removal services, and give the furry intruders the boot.