How to Get Rid of Mice - NYC Rodent Control

Rodent repellent

Preventing rodents from entering your home/business is the most effective method in preventing a rodent infestation. Rodents are scavengers and are out looking for food and resources. They won’t hesitate to consume any food available to them so it’s important to keep your food in tightly sealed containers, clean surfaces and floors accordingly, and dispose of garbage frequently.

While cleanliness is an effective ongoing prevention if you already have a rodent infestation problem than you might want to look into natural or chemical-based repellents that are commercially available. However, with varying effectiveness, commercially available repellents may not be enough for a major infestation. When in doubt it’s always recommended to contact a professional to evaluate, eliminate, and prevent an infestation.

Rodent traps

Probably one of the most common method to control a rodent problem are rodent traps. Rodent traps effectiveness is highly dependant on the device’s placement and methods used to lure the rodents. Traps should be placed in areas where there are high traffic of rodents - especially against walls where they travel. Using food as bait on traps are also highly beneficial. When considering using rodent traps keep in mind there are many consumer available traps like live traps to glue boards and the iconic snap traps. Each type of trap has their own advantages and disadvantages.

Live traps

Devices designed to catch and trap rodents without causing harm and keeping them alive. One of the most common problems with live traps are that rodents will return to their nest after being set free.

Glue boards and snap traps

Designed to trap and kill individual rodents. Glue boards use adhesive material to ‘glue’ rodents to the board where they’ll die of hypothermia, however it’s common that rodents can easily escape from glue boards. Snap traps utilizes a jaw or springed bar to quickly kill rodents with brutal force and trauma. It’s not uncommon for rodents to not set off snap traps while grabbing the bait set on them.


Mouse Facts:

  • 1" to 7" in length.
  • Mice are nocturnal.
  • Can jump down 3 to 4 meters.

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