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Do Moth Balls really help to Get Rid of Mice?

So you have seen a mouse in your home, now what? In most cases, if you have seen one mouse there are probably more lurking about. Now, you have to figure out how to get rid of the mice so that you can reclaim your home from unwanted intruders. But what do you do? Many homeowners have tried using moth balls for removal and while this method can work somewhat, preventative measures are also needed to ensure mice cannot come back inside the home in the future.

Mice are excellent climbers which can make it impossible to get moth balls to where they are hiding.

Using Mothballs

Mothballs can be purchased at any retail or department store that has a hardware department or cleaning section. Mothballs are small ball shapes that do contain harmful chemicals so they should be handled with care. You can sprinkle the mothballs directly from the box and place them in areas of your home where mice have been seen.

No amount of moth balls is going to keep mice away from this buffet of bird seed.

However, you must take great care to avoid placing the mothballs in areas where children or pets are present as well as avoiding any non-ventilated areas. The mothballs give off a strong fume which can cause headaches and sickness if placed in an area without ventilation. Children and pets can be enticed to eat the mothballs which can lead to sickness or even death.

Mothballs seem like an inexpensive and simple way to get rid of mice but there are drawbacks. Most times, the mothballs will see the mice leave for a short period of time but then they come back. This method is also dangerous when you have small children or pets.

Wildlife Removal

Getting rid of mice is more effective when you contact a wildlife removal service company. With wildlife removal services, you will see the mice removed in a humane way, without the assistance of poison or harmful chemicals. A technician will come to your home and provide an assessment. The technician will be looking for entry points as well as nesting areas so that a plan can be created to remove the mice from your home.

Once a plan is created, the technician will step into action. Traps will be used that will catch the mice but not harm them. Once all the mice have been captured, they will be removed and taken to a location far from your home. The technician will recommend steps to be taken to clean up after the mice, such as removing carcasses and cleaning up areas of urine and droppings. Preventative measures will also be taken to ensure that mice are unable to access your home again.

With the services provided by Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control, you will be able to rest easy knowing that mice will not be able to access your home. Our technicians are highly experienced in mice removal and are happy to take care of any rodent problems you may have, offering solutions to prevent such an infestation from happening in the future. To learn more about our wildlife removal options, contact our office today.

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About the author:Founder of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in 1989. Canada's largest urban wildlife removal and exclusion company. Industry leader and pioneer. Split, Scram, Scoot! However you want to say it, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has helped over 200,000 home owners and businesses safely and effectively resolve their wildlife issues. Happy to discuss business and franchising opportunities

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