Mouse Control

 

What Is Mouse Control?

Mouse control is the process through which invasive mice are removed from a property and prevented for reentering. Indoor and outdoor Mouse control can be completed through mouse removal methods such as traps and mouse control products such as rodenticides. Shop eco-friendly MouseX® products with us today!

How to Know If You Have a Mouse Infestation Inside or Outside Your Home

Signs of mice in your home or business include gnawed plastic or furniture, holes in food containers, droppings, tracks, and rodent sightings. Mice can also emit a distinctive musky odor. Though typically difficult to find, their nests are usually from shredded fibers and other found materials. If you find any of these signs on your property, it may be an indication of a mouse infestation.

If you think you have mice (or rats) on your property, figure out how the mice found their way into your property. Most mouse infestations begin due to holes, cracks, or gaps in the walls, roof, or foundation of a property. You’ll want to perform a thorough inspection of your property to find any potential entrance areas and block them up. Remove all food sources and nesting sites. In addition to blocking entrance points, you’ll also want to take care of food sources such as uncovered trash cans and water dishes, left-out food, and poorly-packaged items. This will dissuade mice from making their homes on your property.

Implications of Mouse Infestations

Mice are carriers of bacteria, viruses, diseases, and parasites. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that human beings can contract the viral infection Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) from breathing in dust that has been polluted with mouse droppings or urine. Symptoms of LCM includes headaches, fever, and nausea. If left untreated, LCM can lead to neurological disease.

How Does Traditional Mouse Poison Work?

Historically, mouse poisons have used anticoagulants to catalyze internal bleeding in mice. While effective,  this method is considered relatively inhumane and has a number of associated health risks for people, pets, and other wildlife. At EcoClear Products, we developed eco-friendly MouseX® rodenticide to take a different approach.

MouseX® is made from naturally-derived ingredients to attract mice both indoors and outdoors. Once ingested, active ingredients in MouseX® coat the mouse’s stomach lining, blocking all communication between the stomach and the brain. This causes the mouse to stop eating and drinking, leading to dehydration and eventual circulatory failure. For the mouse, this process feels like nothing more than becoming tired and falling asleep.

Which Mouse Poisons Are Safe For Pets?

Mouse poisons that use anticoagulants or other harmful chemicals such as bromethalin, cholecalciferol, and zinc phosphide are not safe for pets. If ingested, they can lead to serious illness and even death. MouseX® is 100%-safe for people and animals other than mice and rats.

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Indoor Mouse Control: Get Rid of Mice Inside Your Home

MouseX® acts as decoy mouse feed, attracting mice through scent and taste. Once ingested, it begins a humane and highly-effective extermination process. Here’s how to use it indoors:

  • 1: Read all instructions on packaging before beginning treatment.
  • 2: Remove all potential food sources around treated area.
  • 3: Portion the proper amount of MouseX® into small cling wrap bags. (You can also use pre-portioned MouseX® Ready Trays to skip the measuring.) Use 40-60 grams or 1-1/2 to 2 ounces for rats; 10-15 grams or 1/3 to 1/2 ounces for mice.
  • 4: Place filled cling wrap bags (or MouseX® Ready Trays) in areas where you have observed rodent activity (10 feet apart in mildly to moderately-infested areas; 5 feet apart highly-infested areas). If possible, insert MouseX® into holes and runs.
  • 5: Top ensure maximum effectiveness, keep MouseX® pellets dry and continue to bait until mouse activity ceases. Don’t underestimate the amount of rodents on your property. Continue to refill target locations until pellets are no longer eaten. An indicator of mouse consumption will be fecal droppings bleached in color and up to 3 times larger than normal mouse droppings.

Outdoor Mouse Control: Get Rid of Mice Outdoors

MouseX® products can also be used for outdoor pest control in garages, backyards, barns and other locations. Follow these steps to ensure effective mouse control in your outdoor area:

  • 1: Read instructions on product before starting treatment.
  • 2: Look for all other potential sources of food and remove them from the treated outdoor area before starting treatment.
  • 3: Portion the proper amount of MouseX® into small cling wrap bags. (You can also use pre-portioned MouseX® Ready Trays to skip the measuring.) Use 40-60 grams or 1-1/2 to 2 ounces for rats; 10-15 grams or 1/3 to 1/2 ounces for mice.
  • 4: Place product in outdoor areas where mouse activity has been observed. If possible, place MouseX® into mouse holes and runs. Keep product as dry as possible. (Moisture reduces effectiveness.)
  • 5: Continue to refill baited areas until mouse activity ceases and pellets are no longer eaten. Many property owners underestimate the amount of mice on their property and stop treatment prematurely. An indicator of mouse consumption will be fecal droppings bleached in color and up to 3 times larger than normal mouse droppings.

What Mouse Poison Kills With No Smell?

Active ingredients in MouseX® products synthesize a mummification process within rodents’ bodies, causing bodies to dry out and reducing odor by as much as 90% when compared with other rodenticides.

Which Mouse Poison Doesn’t Cause Secondary Kills or Poisoning?

While many mouse poisons contain harmful chemicals that can kills other animal species through direct or secondary ingestion, MouseX® products are 100% safe for people, pets and wildlife.

How much Does Mouse Removal Cost?

With MouseX®, complete mouse removal can be achieved for well under $100, depending on the size of the property. This is only a fraction of the cost of professional extermination prices, which can cost hundreds (even thousands) of dollars. Use our Store Locator to find MouseX® at an EcoClear Products retailer near you.

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