Britain is a nation of animal lovers, which is why a lot of people want to know how to get rid of mice without killing them. It is not just about being squeamish. We now have a better understanding of how ecosystems work, and the impact our actions can have on wildlife.
People are more sensitive about animal cruelty and harm, especially as scientific research reveals more about what mammals like mice feel and how they behave. Many of us are increasingly aware of the major drawbacks in trying to get rid of mice by using poisons – known as rodenticides – and traps.
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Most rodenticides are anticoagulants. They cause blood and organs to, literally, dissolve. Imagine that happening to you? It is not a pretty thought, and one that is influencing many in turning away from using poisons.
The most common form of trap is the sticky pad or glue trap. The mouse walks over the pad to get to food, and becomes trapped in glue. Mice are commonly known to try to gnaw their legs off to get away.
On top of that, regulatory bodies have concluded that rodenticides are too hazardous to be allowed to be used freely, and are imposing tighter controls on who can buy them.
Until now, they have been used, literally, like a fly spray. This is causing significant environmental damage by primary and secondary poisoning. Wild animals can eat bait, or rodents that have eaten the bait, and are being killed themselves.
With their relatively low body weight, birds of prey are at particular risk, something recognised by the RSPB in advice to farmers, with many reported cases of birds being killed by ingesting rodenticides.
Just as wildlife can be at risk from the use of rodenticides, pets and even small children, can be as well. Mouse and rat poison is designed to be appealing to and tasty to eat. Dog, in particular, being omnivorous could eat mouse bait.
Bait boxes would be no barrier to many dogs, with their strong jaws. While cats have often been known to become ill from eating mice poisoned by rodenticides.
Some mice are killed and caught using bait and traps. This can result in the animals crawling away to die under floor boards and in dark corners, causing noxious smells and attracting other vermin and pests.
But most mice ‘learn’ to avoid such hazards. Their behaviour, not least their rapid rate of reproduction, offsets the impact of traps and rodenticides. So, mice can quite easily continue to flourish in heavily baited environments.
So, when considering the question, how to get rid of mice without killing them, what can you do?
If you want to protect wildlife AND an effective way to keep mice out of your home, and want an effective mouse control solution, what options are there?
Fortunately, in this case, there is a silver bullet – a win-win solution that allows you to get rid of mice without killing them, and puts in place a permanent solution.
It is called mouse proofing. Or, more precisely, it is Superproofing. Because there is mouse proofing, and then there is Superproofing. Only SUPERPROOFTM is so effective that we are confident enough to guarantee it will work.
Superproofing is the process of blocking all places where mice enter and leave a property, and all other places they can potentially use to do the same thing, at some time in the future. It is this attention to detail that makes SUPERPROOFTM unique.
Mice decide to live near buildings, or in the fabric of buildings, because what is inside the building, namely a kitchen and other living space, is a source of food. If they cannot access the food, there is no point in them choosing to live in or near the building and they move elsewhere.
As such, the most effective way to get rid of mice is not to kill them but to prevent them from getting into and out of a property’s living space.
Tried and tested
SUPERPROOFTM does this by combining specialist techniques we have developed over 10 years of successful mouse proofing, with the right proofing materials, to stop mice from getting in.
Our technicians combine two key areas of knowledge – building construction and design, and mouse behaviour. Builders understand buildings. Some pest controllers understand mice. Only SUPERPROOFTM understands both!
This gives them a key advantage in the fight against mice infestation. By carefully assessing each individual property, working out how mice can get in and out of it, then blocking their paths using clever technology and materials, mice give up and get out.
In effect, we deprive mice of the habitat they need to survive, so they find somewhere else to live. To be honest, there are plenty of other places they can go, because only a few properties are Superproofed.
So, how do you get rid of mice without killing them? The answer is to come to SUPERPROOFTM. No poisons. No traps. No cruelty to animals. No threat to children, pets and wildlife. Just peace of mind, that your property is protected against mice infestation.
That is a promise backed by guarantee that all Superproofed properties will be mice-free for at least 6 months.