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  1. 1. Mouse Trapping 101 How to prepare for house guests this winter.
  2. 2. Winter’s Coming Fast  If the past is any indication, homeowners need to be prepared for any unwanted house guests in the winter.  Rodents such as mice and rats have a tendency to migrate indoors in search of warmer conditions, better shelter, and easier food foraging conditions.
  3. 3. Why take protective action?  Rodents can cause a lot of damage as well as cause an unpleasant home experience.  Could begin breeding within your home.  They Transmit Disease  Damage to:  Clothing  Electrical Wiring  Causing Fires and Failure of appliances  Mice droppings contaminate:  Food  Furniture  Other Household Items
  4. 4. Tools for Control  Rodenticides  These are baits with toxic chemicals located in them  Electronic Mouse Traps  A humane way of removing rodents.  Use bacon, peanut butter or raisins to attract.  Glue Boards  Pest Control Companies
  5. 5. How to Prevent Mice  Betterfood storage and sanitation practices will all increase the likelihood that your home will stay mice free.  Cover up all holes, and cracks in the foundation of your home. Mice can fit into spaces smaller than a dime.
  6. 6. Sources: Information was found through: The University of Kentucky http://www.ca.uky.edu/entomology/entfacts/ef617.asp

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