Effective Mice Control in Cambridge in 5 Simple Steps

Mice can be really irritating and troublesome for any household. Mice use many areas for their hideouts in the house. It could be your attics, basements, or your walls. Most people don’t know that they have a mice infestation until they see one scurrying around the floor. As they can move through walls and store food there as well as other places, there’s little chance of you seeing them. Once you do see them, call an exterminator immediately. If you want to take care of it yourself, here are some tips that might help.

1. Seal All the Small Openings

Mice have the ability to squeeze through the tiniest of openings. Sometimes they gnaw the gaps and make them big enough to pass through easily. These smalls openings can be in the walls, roof, eaves, door cracks, and several other places. It is essential to look for every possible access point or entry point from where the mice can enter and seal them shut.

2. Look For the Trees Reaching Your Attic

Trees can be easy hiding spots for the mice during the day. The branches of trees often reach the top part of houses, and thus, access to the attic becomes very convenient for these rodents. The best way is to trim any such branches or bushes that touch the house near the eaves and the roof. In some cases, the branch may be some feet away from the house, but the mice stall manage to leap to the attic. So, the only way to restrict their entry from the outside is to make sure that no such things touch your house.

3. Maintain Proper Hygiene and Preservation

A mouse can easily survive on tiny pieces of food such as crumbs or leftover bread chunks. By maintaining proper hygiene and food storage, they will not have access to food and will eventually seek some other place to live. Also, it is essential to sanitize the house from time to time and look for other pests as well.

4. Set the Traps

One of the oldest and still applicable working technique is the mousetrap. Many people use mouse traps, but that does not seem to work for everyone. The reason for this may be laying out the trap in the wrong place or a non-optimal setting. Setting the traps in the most strategic areas that the mice use for movements can be the key in such scenarios.

5. Pick the Right Bait for the Trap

Often it is observed that when homeowners set the traps or the bait stations for mice, they don’t use the right bait. It is crucial to know what will attract mice when inside a house. Outside mice prefer to eat natural seeds. But when inside a home, their priorities are sweet things such as marshmallows, peanut butter, gumdrops, or sweet bread crumbs, and yes, cheese also works well for mice.


Getting rid of the pests and rodents is a tiresome and daunting job. It is always better for those who don’t have enough time or the stamina to fight with these troublesome little creatures to contact professional pest control teams. Sacrificing your comfy routine for a day or two while the pest control team makes things work is better than dealing with the torture every single day. Get in touch with our mice control experts to get rid of mice fast.


Waheed Ahmed, CEO of Pesticon Pest Control

Written by: Waheed Ahmed Founder & CEO, Pesticon Pest Control

For over 18 years, Waheed has provided customers with the best pest control services in the Greater Toronto Area. The longevity of Pesticon is due to his philosophy of genuinely caring for his customers and putting them first. It's this kind of passion that has won him the HomeStars Award over 9 years in a row. 

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