If the mousetraps don’t help you to destroy the mice, it’s time to involve the chemical agents with the baits. The poisonous baits are sold in the form of balls, pillows or in the latest form of putty or coverings, which are aimed at the natural need of mouse to gnaw and bite something. These so-called “mouse baits” are issued in a wide assortment. Most of them are anticoagulants.
Mouse Poison: How chemical baits work.
The components of chemical baits cause an internal bleeding, and in a few days the mouse dies. If you choose this way to fight mice, stock up on the vitamin К1: it is the remedy against anticoagulants, which you can give cats and dogs if they’ve eaten the poison.
The other baits for destroying mice, created by chemists, include the additives of metal phosphides. When zinc phosphide reacts with the acid in the mouse’s stomach, it creates a highly toxic phosphine gas.
Another killing agent is the vitamin D, which absorbs a great amount of calcium from the mouse’s food, promoting the leaching of minerals from its bones. In this case, the destroying of mice is guaranteed, as it causes hypercalcemia (excess of blood calcium levels), which is deadly for the heart, kidneys and other organs of pests.
Keep in mind that all pesticides, including the baits for fighting the mice, must be approved by the corresponding government environmental protection agencies. The homemade mixtures for destroying the mice won’t be good. The real professionals never create their own secret recipes for using.
Other ways of fighting against mice.
The very first thing in fighting the mice is to prevent them from entering into the house. Nowadays, there are many deodorants with the smell of predators that scare them off. Some owners of flats and private houses prefer strong smelling essences, like those with the scent of pine or even cayenne pepper and its leaves. But the experts say that their efficiency is questionable, and they are not very helpful in destroying mice.
Protected home is the best solution to avoid the annoying mice and rats in your house. Try to check all the holes and gaps in the foundation, floor and under the door. If, walking around the house, you’ll see the crack you can put the pencil in, the mouse can also get through it. Draughtproof all the places, patch them with the sealant or thin steel wire that the mouse can’t bite. Regularly control the state of protection not to have problems destroying the mice.