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How To Get Rid of Mice in Walls & Crawlspaces

Where do mice hide?

Mice often live in hidden areas within homes, including storage boxes, attics, lofts, and wall interiors. Mice are capable of fitting through extremely small openings in floors, walls, and foundations. After they enter homes, they can be extremely difficult to get rid of.

Mice living within walls rarely leave their nests during daylight. Their presence is made obvious by gnawing and clawing sounds. Before attempting mouse extermination methods, homeowners should properly identify their pests as mice. Other pests are also known to reside within walls and may require a customized pest control method to get rid of them.

Signs of Mouse Infestation in Home

Mouse droppings and tracks are often visible in homes experiencing mice infestations. Holes are also visible in walls, floors, ceilings, and foundations. Due to their nesting and feeding habits, mice cause significant damage to human food sources and wooden surfaces. Bite or chew marks in these areas often indicate the presence of mice.

How to Catch Mice

Rodents living within walls do emerge in search of food. At this time, homeowners may capture or kill mice through the use of mouse traps. Homeowners may also lure mice out of walls with food bait. Spring-loaded traps, glue traps, and live-catch traps are commercially available. Some are designed to kill captured rodents, while others require homeowners to release mice outside.

To be effective, the rodent traps must be placed properly and along areas frequented by the mice. Often, homeowners incorrectly place traps, making them ineffective, and they can also present a risk to children or pets if they have access to the trap.

Professional rodent control should be sought for the knowledge, training, and expertise to successfully manage mice.

More Mice Information

How do mice enter homes?

Mice commonly enter homes through gaps and cracks in windows, walls, and foundations.

Do mouse repellent sprays work?

There has not been any scientific research that has proven mouse-repellent sprays to be effective.

Electronic Mouse Repellents

Electronic mouse repellents have not been found to be effective at repelling and controlling mouse infestations.

How Mouse Traps Work

Snap traps, glue traps, and live-catch traps all work in different ways to get rid of mice in your home.

How to Get Rid of Mice

Home mouse extermination methods include traps and bait, but they may not be as effective as a customized rodent control plan from an Orkin Pro.

How to Kill Mice

Rodent bait and mouse traps are DIY methods that are often used by homeowners to get rid of mice and rats.

How to Trap Mice

There are a variety of ways to trap mice including snap traps and glue boards.

How to Clean Up After Mice Infestation

An important step in cleaning up after mice infestations is getting rid of mouse droppings as they can transmit dangerous bacteria.

Does steel wool keep rodents out?

Steel wool and copper mesh can be helpful tools to keeping rats and mice out of your home.


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