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How to get Rid of Mice in your Memphis Apartment

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Mice don’t seem to bother some people, and they’re even seen as cute in certain situations. But, you may not have the same feelings towards these small rodents when you notice one scamper across your living room floor. Mice are disease-carrying rodents that contaminate all areas of your home, including food sources. If you live in an apartment, you may be concerned with a rodent infestation in your building and whether or not your landlord is responsible for handling the matter. You shouldn’t have to live with mice infesting your apartment. From a landlord’s perspective, it can be difficult to decide on the best approach, taking care not to disturb the tenants or avoid using harmful chemicals. But, signs of rodents or any other pests should be addressed immediately upon discovery to prevent an infestation. Today on the blog, AAA Termite and Pest Control share tips on how to get rid of mice in your Memphis apartment.

The danger of using poison

Pesticides or poison are often the go-to solutions for Memphis property managers when dealing with mice. However, if not used correctly, these solutions or baits could prove harmful or even dangerous for tenants, their children, or pets. Handling pesticides requires knowledge and training on how to do so properly and without causing harm. Some states even have laws against a non-certified individual using or applying pesticides. That is why getting rid of mice in your apartment is best left to the professionals at AAA Termite and Pest Control. Our technicians are trained in how to handle and apply pesticides or poisonous bait in such a manner that is not only effective at dealing with the pest infestation but also as not to create a hazard for renters.

Use a Mouse Trap

Aside from hiring a pest control company in Memphis, you could attempt to handle your mouse problem by setting traps around the inside of your apartment. But, our pest control professionals recommend contacting your landlord or property manager first to make them aware of your intent. They may offer to set the traps for you, or at the least, remove the dead mouse after it has been caught.

The old fashioned wood mouse traps that snap are usually enough to deal with a mouse or two. Glue traps work well, too, especially if you want to avoid having to remove a squished mouse. Be sure to use bait such as oatmeal, bacon, dried fruit, or peanut butter to attract the mice to the traps.

Eliminate Their Food Source

Mice make their way indoors, looking for food and sometimes shelter. Eliminate their food source by keeping your apartment clean. Sweep and vacuum the floor regularly to remove food crumbs. Keep counters and the kitchen sink wiped down, removing any food residue. Avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink. Take out the trash daily, and store all packaged food in a thick plastic or glass containers.

Get Rid of Mice in Memphis or Cordova Apartment

If you spot a mouse inside your apartment, the first step should be contacting your property manager. Our professional services extend to homeowners, renters, landlords, large apartment complexes, and commercial offices. We offer pest control contracts to apartment complexes in Memphis and Cordova. To learn more or schedule a consultation, please call AAA Termite and Pest Control at (901) 737-7378 or visit us online to book an appointment today.