Did you know that thousands of people are sickened, and countless cats, dogs, birds and other animals are killed inadvertently by a handful of highly toxic mice poisons?
There’s no reason to use deadly poisons when you can kill mice the safe and natural way:
- Seal cracks and holes in the house that can allow mice to enter. (You’ll also save energy.)
- Remove food sources that may attract them, such as trash, pet food or fallen fruit from trees. And store your food properly.
- Housecats are nature’s mouse predator. Just don’t let them outside, because they also kill songbirds, and never use mouse poison because your cat could easily ingest it along with the mouse.
- Capture mice with live traps and move them far from the home.
- Use snap traps with sensitive triggers that are more likely to kill quickly. Use as many as 10 traps near any known mouse hole, and position them about two feet apart along walls, with the bait-end against the wall. Use gloves or else your scent on the traps may make them ineffective.
- Glue traps are unlikely to kill mice quickly, but can be effective. Keep them in place for at least five days so mice become accustomed to them.
- Repellent sound devices may or may not work, but are designed to annoy mice with a high-frequency sound that humans can’t hear.
- Poison bait boxes can be used as a last resort. Look for tamper- and weather-proof boxes that use first-generation (multiple-dose) anticoagulants. Place them only in areas that are inaccessible to pets and children.
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