On the list of unwanted house chores, pest control is probably near the top. There are many ways to take care of pests, and in the case of mice, you have the option of using traps or poison. However, simply setting the poisonous bait down might not be as easy of a task as first meets the eye. In this short guide, we’re going to go through the process of setting up poisonous bait for mice.
How does the poison bait work?
Poison bait for mice, also known as rodenticide, is one of the most effective control methods during a mouse infestation. The poison is based on a variety of ingredients and supplements, and it is set up in conjunction with a bait that will attract mice and compel them to eat the poison. The bait itself can be anything from grains and cereals, to any other alluring nutrient that will encourage the mouse to eat the deadly chemicals. The poison itself is composed of anticoagulants and hypercalcemia, which will thin the rodent’s blood, eventually leading to its death through internal bleeding.
Using the poison
In order to use the poison correctly, you must first determine the infestation points. If you can detect the entryways into the nests of the mice, you can ensure that your poison placement is more effective. It will also allow you to ensure that you will not have unnecessary contamination throughout the home. If you are not sure where the nest is located, you can place the poison in some of the mice’s favorite spots in the home, which are usually behind the furniture, fridge, stove and other appliances. Any area that is dark and secluded will be highly preferable to mice.
You also want to place the poison in your attic and basement. If for whatever reason the mice start feeling threatened, they will retreat to these areas, where the poison will be waiting for them. You can also increase the chances of a trap being successful by adding more food to it. Even if there is a bait near the poison, the poisonous chemicals could still be sensed by the mice, and some of them may eat the bait but skip the poison. If the poison is covered in food however, you improve your chances of poisoning the mouse.
Safety and precautions
Before working with poison, make sure that you use the right protective gear. Never touch the poison directly. It may be powerful enough to pass through the skin and poison you. You also want to make sure that the poison is outside of the reach of any pets and children.
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