What is Attracting Them?
Mice are not coming into your home because they are curious what you have inside, something is attracting them, and they are deciding if your home is going to be a good place to breed or not. If they can find a consistent source of food in the house, they will make their home in the walls, ceilings, or attic.
If you are trying to bait the mice to eliminate the problem you also need to find out why they are coming in, to begin with.
- Do you have pet food that sits out all day?
- Do you keep bird feeders outside the home?
- Do you keep trash bags anywhere inside the home, even the basement?
- Have you cleaned behind appliances regularly?
These are some questions you can ask yourself to try and eliminate the mice problem at the core. If you can tackle these issues, then once you bait the mice and kill off the population inside your home–you won’t have to deal with a repopulation.
If you have exhausted all those options and it seems like nothing is working, maybe you are making it too easy for mice to get in. If you have an abundance of structural issues with your home like large openings in the foundation, open pipes, openings in the roof, etc.–you could be opening yourself up to a mice infestation even if your house is spotless.
Try and close up any obvious access points for mice or rats to access the walls of your home.