Mice Control

Minimouse

Mice can carry disease and produce allergens that can make health problems, such as asthma, worse in people. Here are some suggestions to help you prevent mice and to get rid of them.

  • Plug up holes where mice can get in with steel wool since mice cannot chew through it.
  • Keep screens intact and in place. Ask your Site Manager to have any torn screens repaired.
  • Use effective mouse bait for traps (e.g. peanut butter) or use mouse boards or a "ketch-all" metal box.
  • Keep dry foods in covered metal or glass containers. Mice can chew through plastic.
  • Keep garbage cans and recycling containers tightly covered.
  • Do not leave dirty dishes, food crumbs or open food out - even in ovens because mice can enter through the thermostat hole.
  • Vacuum or sweep floors regularly, including around fridges and stoves.
  • To clean up mouse feces, it is recommended that you spray the feces first with a mixture of water and a small amount of bleach. Then sweep up. Use rubber gloves and a dust mask.
  • Outside, keep your yard free of garbage and keep the grass cut. Do not keep a bird feeder in the yard because mice like the bird seed.

If you cannot get rid of the mice by yourself, call your Site Manager and let them know. They will help deal with the problem themselves or by arranging for a pest control operator to come to your home.

Related Information

Control of Mice Tip Sheet

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