How to Get Rid of Mice

Want to know how to get rid of mice? Here's our best list of techniques, everything from natural home remedies to store-bought live and kill traps.

How to get rid of mice
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In their proper context, I actually like mice. They're admirable for their resiliency, hardiness, and resourcefulness. As fuzzy little mammals with squished-together facial features, they're adorable to the point of absurdity. And heck, they even provided inspiration to a certain cartoonist named Walt for the main mascot of one my favorite places on the planet.

Note, however, that context is everything. There's a strong line of demarcation between very cute and vermin, and that line is coterminous with the four walls of my house.

Read on for the full Curbly guide on how to get rid of mice!        

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How to catch a mouse with a toilet paper tube.

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How to catch a mouse with a toilet paper tube.

Awhile back Chris Glass had a mouse in the house. After the little critter got a little too cheeky, Chris decided they could not coexist. A toilet paper roll, a cracker and a dab of peanut butter and an hour later, the interloper was captured...humanely. Here’s how he did it.

1. Get a toilet paper tube and crease two lines to form a flat sided tunnel.

2. Put a treat on one end of the tube: A cracker and dab of peanut butter works great.

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