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How to Get Rid of Mice in Your Home

By Mark Govan ; Updated September 21, 2017

In order to get rid of mice in a home, try using spring traps or sticky traps with bait, such as peanut butter. Learn about looking for openings where mice can get into a home with help from a certified pest control operator in this free video on pest control.


Hi, friends. I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control in Largo, Florida, and a lot of people have asked us how to get rid of mice in a home. Well, remember, any time you see a mouse in your house, what you want to do is you want to take a look at the distance that you had seen the mouse, and measure about seven to ten feet away, because that's normally where that mouse is going to be living. Now, once you know where they're at, you need to look for any openings that are up underneath your counter tops, or if you might have a hole or a area that maybe the mice could get behind. Well what you do, once you find those areas, you need to get a couple products. I've got 'em right here for ya. One is the Tomcat Mouse Trap, very, very effective in getting rid of mice. Once you use this, you just go ahead and set the trap, and you put a little bit of either peanut butter or something like a Slim Jim on the top of it, and set these right up next to the edge. Remember, mice, when they're foraging around the home, they go right along the edges of the rooms. So you want to put this right along the edges where the mouse will frequent. Another way to get rid of the mice is by using sticky traps. And we have these Max Force, or Catch Master catch traps. And these are actual glue traps that you can use to put around your home, underneath cabinets or on the side of cabinets. They'll slip right up underneath, and when the mouse comes by, he'll get stuck right up on the material, and you just pull it out, and you can throw it away after that. These are two easy ways for you to get rid of mice in your home. I'm Mark Govan with ABC Pest Control in Largo, Florida, hoping you have a pest free day.


About the Author


Mark Govan has more than 20 years of central Florida pest control experience. Govan started ABC Pest Control, Inc., in 1985, and is a Florida state certified pest control operator in general household pest control and rodent control, lawn and ornamental pest control, and termite control.