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Poison won’t solve your mouse problem

There are loads of remedies out there to help prevent rodent infestation. But, it’s important to keep things humane. There’s no way you can kill every mouse in your home or neighbourhood. It’s impossible. So what can you do to get rid of mice?

Theories on mouse poison

When it comes to poison it’s always between poison or traps. Both are relatively inhumane ways of removing a mouse infestation. Commercial poisons are designed to terminate pest populations in your home. It seems like an immediate fix. Placing chemicals in high traffic areas attract the rodents. Mice tend to eat pretty much anything. So, the poison appeals as another food source. Once they ingest it they go through a painful death. It’s not only toxic to pests, but also dogs, cats and humans.


Mouse trails though attic insulation.

Mice can easily avoid poison

They’re sneaky little creatures. The pests easily fit into cramped locations in your home. Sometimes it’s difficult to get the poison to a main infestation. So, leaving poison in places mice don’t regularly go means they may never even find it. Mice can easily avoid any dangerous chemicals. If they have multiple den sites they will move between different locations. Poison in one nest means they’ll move to another one or it may deter them to an alternate part of the house. Mice can also become immune or tolerant to poison, making them useless over time.

Maybe you killed one mouse. You’d be crazy to think that was it though. There are always several rodents in an infestation. Mice rapidly reproduce. Their population can grow by 14 babies at a time up to 10 times a year. There’s no way you can keep up with poisoning a problem that’s growing that quickly, especially when there’s a lag time for the poison to kick in.

There’s also no guarantee that all the mice in your home will eat the poison. The more dominant mice might not share. Let’s say you poison three or four mice, they might die but that won’t solve the issue for long. As long as there are still entry points for mice on your home, others will take their place.


Mouse food storage need a bathroom exhaust vent.

Alternate mouse prevention strategies

  • Seal entry points.
  • Remove food sources.
  • Keep house clean.
  • Put cereals, nuts and grains in sealable containers.
  • Store loose food properly.
  • Remove clutter especially cardboard and newspaper.
  • Call a professional.

Guelph mouse removal service

Always work to remove mouse infestations as soon as possible. They can get out of control very quickly. Rodents can damage insulation and other materials in your home.

If you discover signs of a mouse problem reach out to Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. We’ve been providing humane and effective mouse removal for Guelph homeowners since 1989.

Call us today to learn more about our proven mouse removal process. 1-888-592-0387.

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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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