How many traps are needed for mice?

Question: How many traps are needed for mice?

Answer: The best control for mice indoors is to use snap traps, but use a lot of them — the theory of "one mouse, one trap" rarely works! Lots of traps will ensure that you get the pests, and quickly. Keeping them out involves finding all the openings that mice can use for entryways. An adult mouse can squeeze through a hole as small as a dime, so it takes a careful eye to spot them all. Outside, make sure there is no clutter around the yard that mice could hide in. Keep the grass mowed. Move firewood as far away from the house as possible. Keep lids on trash cans. If there is a bird feeder, make sure it is not close to the house — mice and other rodents like to eat the spilled seeds.

Control of mice indoors takes knowledge and cunning. Call your local Orkin branch office. Your local Orkin technician will come to your home and conduct a thorough rodent inspection. Upon an assessment of the situation, he or she will design and implement a customized, scientifically proven treatment plan to control the mice and any other pests that may be found.

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