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Oh No! Not Mice! Tips for Getting Rid of These Pests

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Did you find little tiny black pellets on your kitchen pantry floor? At first you might have been confused about them, right? Perhaps you realized that there were mice lurking in your kitchen. You might have even seen a mouse scurrying across your kitchen floor. Some might think those little kitchen mice are cute, and your kids might even wish they could have one as a pet.

However, you certainly don't want uninvited mice or any other pests living where your food is stored. From arranging for pest control services to buying new storage containers, here are some ideas that might help you to solve your pest problem.

Arrange For Pest Control Services 

Do not pass GO, and do not collect $200. Instead, go right to your phone to call a pest control service. After all, the pests in your house are not a fun game. Maybe friends, family, or neighbors can recommend a reputable pest control service. If not, consider going with a pest control service that has been around for a long time. That way you will have the assurance that the company will send men and women who have the training and the experience to get rid of the mice you know are in your kitchen.

The pest control service workers will use products that are safe for the environment. Even after the mice are gone, consider having the pest control service return to your house on a monthly basis. If you suspect that there are pests in your house between service calls, the pest control company will send a worker to your house between visits, too.

Arrange For Better Food Storage

If your cereal and other foods are easy to get to, you can't blame those little critters for helping themselves to your food. Make it much harder for mice and other pests to get to your food items by purchasing see-through containers that are airtight.

For example, buy canisters in which you can keep things like rice, beans, sugar, flour and brown sugar. If you want a add a pretty look to your pantry, consider buying beautiful tins in which to keep things like crackers and cookies. By doing so, the containers can also be used as decorative pieces.

Have a family meeting. Instruct your kids about how mice and other pests spread disease. Ask everybody in your family to please clean up after themselves, even if they have just had a midnight snack.