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Mouse Control

Two Methods for Mouse Control

There are two successful methods used in mouse control:

  1. Baiting
  2. Trapping

Mouse Control Products

We carry a full line of mice bait, mice traps, mouse bait stations, mouse inspection tools, animal repellents and mouse exclusion materials.

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  1. Protecta Mouse Bait Stations, Bait Not Included

    Use Protecta Mouse Bait Stations when mice infestations require baiting. They are tamper-resistant, protecting children and non-targeted animals from the poison bait or trap. They open with a key(included). These stations have four prongs that either holds bait or holds Trapper Mini T Rex Mouse Snap Traps. They may be used inside or outside. Learn More

  2.  JT Eaton Peanut Butter  9 lbs

    Starting at: $27.25

    JT Eaton's Bait Block is a first-generation anticoagulant, Diphacinone bait. This peanut butter flavored bait block is very palatable bait. It is best used as a maintenance bait or as a rodent bait to incorporate into your baiting program. Rats and mice love this product, but it is not as effective on mice. It usually takes 7-10 days to kill rats.

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  3. Proteca Evo Edge Bait Station

    Starting at: $18.95

    Proteca Evo Edge Bait Station is part of Bell Lab's Protecta group of rodent bait stations. This versatile and handy rodent bait station will hold both traps (Mini Rex Mouse Traps or T-Rex Rat Traps) or rodent bait. It opens quickly with the EVO key for a quick inspection. It is easy to service with its side-opening design and rounded interior walls with baffles to help protect bait from non-target animals. For quick cleaning, it has a contoured flat bait area.

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  4. Evac Botanical Rodent Repellent

    Starting at: $12.25

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    Evac Botanical Rodent Repellent - Keeps Rodents Out Naturally

    This all natural, botanical rodent repellent is made so it repels rodents. Even though the pine scent in Evac may be pleasant to us, it repels rodents. It is made with balsam fir oil, fragrance oil and plant fibers, conveniently packaged in a granular form in 2.5 oz pouches.

    Even though Evac Rodent Repellent is registered with the EPA, it is classified as a "reduced risk", green product that does not require the signal word "caution" on its product label.

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  5. EZ Klean Rodent Bait Station (Black)

    EZ Klean Rodent Bait Station is a low profile bait station built for tight spaces and easy servicing. It is made of 100% recycled heavy-duty plastic with a durable hinge design that provides durability. Learn More
  6. Ditrac Blox

    Starting at: $33.50

    Ditrac Blox is a mulitple feed bait . Multiple feed baits are ideal for maintenance situations or monitoring for new activity. It takes multiple feedings for a lethal dose.

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  7. Brigand WB - Wax Block Rodenticide

    Brigand WB - Wax Block Rodenticide-

    Brigand WB wax bait bock has a solid wax coating, making it durable and lasting longer than many bait blocks on the market.The active ingredient, Bromadiolone .005 is a single feed second-generation anti-coagulant bait. This formulation has a chocolate aroma and is combined with food grade materials such as milk protein, wheat flour, chopped wheat, oats and edible wax to make it a high acceptance that is palatable to both rats and mice.

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  8. Bonide No Escape Mouse Magic Mouse Repellent

    Starting at: $12.50

    Repel mice naturally with a repellent that contains essential oils. It will not kill the mice, but No Escape Mouse Magic is designed to repel them. They are packaged in packs that look like tea bags. Place these No Escape Mouse Magic repellent packs in areas that the mice are running, feeding or nesting.

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  9. Neo Rodent Station

    Starting at: $7.50

    The Neo Rodent station is a rodent bait station (works for both rats and mice) with a unique design. Rodents have characteristics called“thigmophilic behavior”. This behavior describes their reliance upon touch to navigate environments. This minimizes the fear of something new in the environment. The design of this rodent bait station allows the rodents to maintain constant contact with both ground and vertical surfaces before entering the open entry tunnel.

    You can use either the T-Rex, mini Rex trap or rodent baits inside this rodent station.

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  10. Detex Soft Bait

    Detex Soft Bait is a non-toxic monitoring soft bait with Lumitrack. This soft bait is highly palatable with a large rodent bait acceptance. This soft bait was developed for long term baiting programs and is especially useful in locations where rodents are accustomed to fatty foods. Learn More

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Mouse Traps

  • One advantage of trapping mice is that it is safer than using rodent baits around children and pets. There is also immediate results with trapping and avoidance of a possible dead rodent odor caused by the use of rodenticides.We carry snap traps, glue traps and multiple mice traps.
  • The disadvantage of trapping is the labor involved. Trapping requires more work than simply placing out bait. In both cases, however it is important to inspect, make sure the surrounding areas are clean and exlude rodent entry points.
  •  For those that want humane traps, we carry the Victor Tin Cat, Tip Top Trap, or Little Pete.  These traps enable the mouse to go in and get trapped, without killing them .
  • Wearing gloves, dispose of mice outside. If you have closed off all entry points, you don't have to worry about it re-entering the structure. It may be difficult to close off all entry points, however, so dispose the live mouse far away from the structure. The mouse snap traps are considered by many to be a humane way to kill mice, since the kill is very quick without suffering. Glue Boards are the least humane way to kill mice.
  • The key to success when trapping is being aggressive and placing several mouse traps where mice have high activity. The greatest mistake in trapping mice, is an underestimation of the mice population. You can never have enough traps.
  • To lure a mouse to a mouse trap, use an attractant such as Provoke Mouse Attractant by placing it on the trap.

 

Mouse Bait

If the mouse or rodent population is so large, that the labor of placing traps and time and cost involved can not solve the mouse problem, use rodent baits. Using rodent baits instead of trapping is an easier solution for some people. Placing out mice bait involves less work, and can be cheaper, depending on the population.

For above ground bait placement, use rodent bait stations.

  • Place mouse bait in tamper resistant mouse bait stations throughout the mice infested area, spacing 8- 12 feet apart.
  • The EPA requires that bait be placed in tamper resistant bait stations to protect people and unintended animals from accidentally eating the bait.
  • Mice continue their normal activity until the bait takes affect, so it is not possible to determine where it will die.
  • Bait is like food to mice so they seek it.
  • Mice Baiting Tips

 

Mice Inspection

It is very important to inspect mouse activity before beginning any mouse control program. Look for rub marks, droppings, foot prints, ect.

 

Mouse Exclusion

Exclusion by blocking structural entry points with copper mesh is typically used in combination with trapping and baiting for maximum effect.

Another exlclusion tool is a foam that seals in an resists the sunlight breaking it down. PUR Black Foam Gun is such a product.PUR Black Foam will expand and bond on surfaces to seal voids, cracks and crevices where rodents, bats, birds, squirrels or insects may enter structures. It wil also seal and stop the passage of air, gases, water, dust fibers, sound and odors. It is a polyurethane and moisture curing foam.

 

House Mouse

house mouseThe house mouse is the most common mice that invade homes in the USA. Occasionally, the deer mouse, white-footed mouse, harvest mouse and pocket mice will invade structures that are in rural or wooded areas.

Originally from central Asia, it was transported by ships to the USA by early trade merchants. The House Mouse is extremely adaptable and capable of survival in many environments. This mouse is small, with a slender body. It weighs between 1/2 oz to 1 oz. It has a pointed snout with large ears. The tail is uniformly dark with light brown or gray fur. The fur is  smooth. Their droppings are small and rod shaped. Mice prefer cereal grains and are omnivorous. They can survive without free water, gathering their water from foods. Mice are nibblers and are inquisitive by nature. They can swim and are excellent climbers. They breed all year long, having about 8 litters per year with 4-7 young per litter. Their life span is about a year.

 

 

 

Mice-Health Pest

The urine in mice has a protein in it that can trigger serious cases of asthma and allergies rhinitis. The mice urinate frequently along their paths covering many areas.

The Hanta Virus carried by the Deer Mouse primarily has been a concern in the southwestern states.

More Information: Get Rid of Mice