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Title: Mouse Trapping 101


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Mouse Trapping 101
  • How to prepare for house guests this winter.

2
Winters Coming Fast
  • If the past is any indication, homeowners need to
    be prepared for any unwanted house guests in the
    winter.
  • Rodents such as mice and rats have a tendency to
    migrate indoors in search of warmer conditions,
    better shelter, and easier food foraging
    conditions.

3
Why take protective action?
  • Rodents can cause a lot of damage as well as
    cause an unpleasant home experience.
  • Could begin breeding within your home.
  • They Transmit Disease
  • Damage to
  • Clothing
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Causing Fires and Failure of appliances
  • Mice droppings contaminate
  • Food
  • Furniture
  • Other Household Items

4
Tools for Control
  • Rodenticides
  • These are baits with toxic chemicals located in
    them
  • Electronic Mouse Traps
  • A humane way of removing rodents.
  • Use bacon, peanut butter or raisins to attract.
  • Glue Boards
  • Pest Control Companies

5
How to Prevent Mice
  • Better food storage and sanitation practices will
    all increase the likelihood that your home will
    stay mice free.
  • Cover up all holes, and cracks in the foundation
    of your home. Mice can fit into spaces smaller
    than a dime.

6
Sources
  • Information was found through
  • The University of Kentucky
  • http//www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef617.as
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