Once a house mouse is stuck in a garbage can or elsewhere, there is not much room to free it, but you can primarily choose
how to end his suffering quickly. There are different ways to kill rodent quickly and efficiently, without causing unnecessary
pain to animal. You can cover the lid and quickly end his life by cutting out air supply as well as crushing its body. If done
quickly, without hesitating, this will not cause unnecessary suffering for the mouse. Now, when speaking about mice in your home,
there are different options when it comes to removing them from your home, attic, garage or basement.
You can use poison, but this of course isn't very humane option, because it will cause unnecessary suffering to the animal. Mouse
will not die instantly but will instead be in pain for hours, which is definitely something you don't want, right?! Besides, there
is also possibility that poison could be first found by your pets or even children who could eat them-and this is definitely something
that you want to avoid. So, poison aside, this is not something you will use.
Then, there are traps. Traps are effective way to catch and
remove mouse from your home, and there are different types of them. For example, there are glue traps. This is trap you will make at home,
placing a bait and a glue onto a piece of cardboard and mouse will get stuck onto the glue when he comes there attracted by the smell of
food/bait. Now, once it is trapped, you can either remove it from the trap and your home, or you can quickly kill it and end his suffering.
There are also snap traps, traps that come with a mechanism that will quickly snap over animal's neck and kill it instantly, once it releases the
spring while trying to get the bait you put onto the spring. Then there are one way exclusion traps, which enable mice to get outside of your home,
but instantly close after mouse goes through them, thus disabling them from getting back into the house.
With all said, it is evident that there are different effective methods to remove mice from your home, garage, storage, etc. However, what you need
to think about is to make sure that mice will never return. This means safely sealing shut all possible entrances, and these are the smallest cracks
and opening on your house. Mice can climb up against the walls as long as surface is uneven; they can climb onto the tree and drop on the roof and get
from there in the attic, if any of windows is opened. Basically, you need to cut away all possible entrances-and then t think about cutting away all
possible food sources, because this is the most important reason why mice will get into your home in the first place. Keep all the food safely closed
in metal or plastic containers and you will do a lot in preventing mice from getting into your home.
Go back to the How to get rid of mice in the attic
home page. You might also want to read about how to kill mice
and why the use
of snap traps is better than mouse poison
. Read an analysis of the different types of traps and how to use them on the how to trap mice
Learn why bait
is not as important as trap type, placement and location. Also read a full analysis of mouse repellent
to understand why it
never works. If you see droppings and want to identify them, read the mouse poop
page. If you need to hire professional help, read about how much does mouse removal cost
or you can read this site to learn how to do it yourself. Feel free to email me about How do you remove a house mouse stuck in a garbage can or other place?