How to Get Rid of Mice

If you’re seeking effective methods to get rid of mice, there are alternative approaches to consider that don’t involve repellents or baits. Focusing on sealing potential entry points, such as gaps in walls, around vents, the foundation, and doors, is a crucial step. By eliminating these openings, you make it impossible for mice to find their way indoors. Taking these measures into account can help you get rid of mice effectively without resorting to repellents or baits. For more guidance on these non-toxic strategies, continue reading below.

Pack Rat Colorado
Pack Rat in Northern Colorado

When Should I Seek Professional Help to Get Rid of Mice?

Sealing a home or business to get rid of mice may not be as simple as it seems. If you’re unable to do this yourself or have tried and are still dealing with mice inside your home, it’s time to contact Elevated Pest Control. I’ll thoroughly inspect the exterior of your home to identify and seal potential rodent entry points. I’ve effectively sealed hundreds of homes over the years to get rid of mice. Once a home is sealed, I’ll need to set traps out to catch any mice now sealed inside. Interior trapping can take 2-7 days depending on the severity of the infestation. Ultimately, you’ll have a rodent-free home in less than a week. In my experience, standard snap traps work best, but you’re welcome to use your live traps to relocate mice if you prefer.


Garages are more accessible to mice than the rest of the home. Furthermore, the drywall between the garage and living areas is much easier for a mouse to penetrate than the exterior of the home. Avoid storing food, bird seed, grass seed, and potential nesting materials in your garage. Inspection and sealing should be completed along the shared wall of your garage to effectively get rid of mice and prevent future occurrences.

Holes Chewed by Mice Along a Shared Wall in the Garage

Common Rodents in Northern Colorado

House mice are the most common, but Colorado also has deer mice. Both will find their way into structures and homes. I do occasionally see Norwegian rats, but the vast majority of rats found in Colorado are pack rats. 


Mice and rats, two prevalent rodents in Colorado, can inadvertently wreak havoc on your living environment. Beyond being mere nuisances, these creatures have the potential to cause serious damage to your home’s structure and insulation. Their incessant gnawing can compromise electrical wiring and chew through walls, leading to costly repairs. Moreover, the health risks they pose are not to be underestimated. Mice and rats can carry various diseases and parasites that can be transmitted to humans through direct contact or exposure to their droppings. By understanding the potential harm these rodents can inflict, you can better appreciate the importance of effective prevention and control measures to safeguard both your property and your well-being.

Deer Mice

What is a Vole?

In the diverse ecosystem of Colorado, voles play a significant role as common rodents. These rodents, resembling mice with stockier bodies and shorter tails, are prevalent throughout the state’s varied landscapes. Voles are known for their intricate tunneling habits, creating an intricate network of burrows beneath the surface. While they primarily feed on plants, their burrowing activities can inadvertently impact vegetation and soil structure, influencing local ecosystems.


I’m often called to manage voles when they begin to damage a homeowner’s lawn or landscaping. Properties that have junipers or back up to natural areas will often have voles, but they won’t necessarily cause a problem for you. Unlike mice and pack rats, voles have no desire to enter your home.