Mice are annoying pests to have in your home, not least because they damage goods and leave unsightly droppings and chew marks. If you think you have mice, follow these steps to ensure a permanent and safe pest control solution for your home.
Identify Pest Problem
Identifying that you have a pest problem, and the pest you are dealing with, is the first step. You will notice that you have a pest problem if you hear noises in the night, see chew marks, droppings or even nests. Their droppings can identify whether you have mice or rats, however if you aren ‘t sure which, it isn ‘t awfully important-if you have a problem with either you will need an extermination service.
Use Professional Mice Extermination
Professional mice extermination is the safest option for your family and pets. Unlike DIY products professional mice extermination ensures mice are both exterminated and removed. Many poisonous products take time to kill mice, so they will wander off and die- leaving an odor and potential hazard for pets and wildlife. Professional pest control teams can also target nests as well as adults – ensuring a permanent mice solution. You should act fast if you have a pest problem- mice and rats breed extremely quickly, so a problem will only get worse if it is left alone.
After a mice infestation it is important to clean up your home, and anything that has come into contact with mice. Talk to your mice extermination expert about anything that has been contaminated and needs to be removed. Mice extermination teams should remove nests and other signs of mice, however some cleaning up may be left to you. Someone wearing gloves and a mask should pick up droppings, to avoid contamination and disease. Do not dust areas where droppings have been, because this will spread air born contaminants – instead use bleach or disinfectant.
Remove anything in your home that will attract more mice in the future. Don ‘t leave cat and dog food out during the night, and make sure all spills are cleaned up. Rats may also be attracted to your home due to food left outside – so make sure bird feeders are well off the ground.
Remove Entry Ways
Mice may enter your home through doorways, cracks, or any holes in your home. Remove these entryways by keeping screen doors closed, and sealing up any gaps. You should also seal any holes in internal walls, as they provide a home for mice.
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