Those who have dealt with more than a dozen know there is no way to consistently clean homes without calling the professionals to fumigate every room.
This leaves you and your family homeless for a day or two unless you are willing to shell out even more cash for better chemicals and poisons that won't harm you and your family as well.
The first couple of problems with mice are that they leave excrement everywhere during the night while you are sleeping.
No one has the patience or time to stay awake at night and watch for these little critters.
Mice excrement is very unpleasant to clean up and if it isn't bad enough, may carry a deadly disease which is really something you should watch for if you have young children living at home.
Mice also constantly chew up wires, furniture, and sometimes, certain parts of the wall outlet which is extremely hazardous for anyone living there and may end up costing you even more to repair the damage.
So if there are only a few mice currently residing in your home, there is definitely hope for eliminating them once and for all without needing to call the exterminators.
However, the major problem with mice is the fact that they reproduce so quickly.
If you let them have enough time eventually they will outnumber the traps you set and render them all useless piles of junk.
So, is there any way we can get rid of these mice before they become an infestation without calling the mice exterminators? I believe so.
In fact, one of the old timeless methods of mice extermination is to simply get a cat.
Yep that's it.
Just get a cat.
Most cats have an instinct to hunt small prey such as rodents including mice, rats, squirrels and the like.
They will do much of the work while you are away and all you have to do is clean up the dead carcasses.
Of course getting a cat has its own expenses but if you need a companion anyway then what's stopping you? Professional mice extermination costs range in the hundreds and sometimes even the thousands for a small infestation.
Professional mice exterminators may even charge more for professional dog detection services (if it's included of course).
Adopting a cat is the best course of action for those on a budget.
Cats do not eat too much, depending on the species and individual personality.
The cat's personality also affects how often the cat will hunt small prey, although most cats will definitely hunt small mice.
It may not be very humane for the wild mice (pet mice are different) but you have to remember that mice are pests and homeless domesticated cats in adoption agencies need you a lot more.
Of course adopting a cat is not right for everyone.
Perhaps your family members have allergies or tenant laws in your apartment state that no pets are allowed.
However, adopting a cat is one of the best, natural and cost-effective methods to get rid of a small amount of mice.
I wish you luck.