Is there anything worse than waking up to discover that rodents have raided your fruit basket? Mice don’t care about the value of your home or how much you pay to maintain it.
They happily feed on omnivorous diets, but they are also known to scavenge pantries for fruits and grains. In case you have bags of seeds, eat those too.
If you thought luring them to a trap with cheese would do the trick, think again. Chocolate would be more appealing to them. Better yet, mice enjoy skulking around in garbage cans.
How Do Pest Specialists Get Rid of Mice?
You won’t see an exterminator in a ghostbusters suit vaporizing every mouse in your home. They would only temporarily fix the problem if they did.
Professional exterminators search for entry points in your home. Rodents and mice enter your home through entry points. The first thing they do is look for holes and cracks in the house. Considering that mice chew through wood, every hole on the exterior of a home is an invitation for them to infest. In addition, pest control specialists search for gaps near windows in the home.
In addition, they check your doors. It’s true, a mouse can enter your home through the front door. That is if there is a crack. To prevent mice from reentering the home after extermination, exterminators seal off these points.
How to Get Rid of Mice the Right Way
Professional mice exterminators do not turn your home into a battlefield. Instead, they lure and strategically exterminate mice. To prevent mouse infestations, professionals place mouse traps in clever places around the home. Crawlspaces and basement corners are hot spots. Professionals never place traps in areas where food is eaten or where you and your family spend time together.
It’s not unusual for mice to travel close to their entry points and escape routes. Baited traps and rodent poison can be found in these areas. If used correctly, rodenticide applied to the exterior of the house may be the most effective way to get rid of mice. For complete extermination, traps can be effective, but rodenticides might be a better option to get the job done.
It is also essential to follow up. Mice populate quickly. Females give birth up to six times per year. Typically, each litter contains 12 or more babies. You may be unable to eliminate the problem with just one round of extermination. Pros recommend exterminating once a month, depending on the severity of the infestation.
Consider professional means of preventing mice and rodents from entering your home or business. Pest Control Pros are here to help. Get in touch today to learn more about our eco-friendly pest control services.