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Mice look for access to buildings for food and shelter. They search for easy, abundant sources of food and undisturbed areas to nest. By removing available food sources, your home or business will be less attractive to mice. This will also help to reduce food contamination risks and the spread of rodent borne diseases.
Mice are not fussy eaters and will often seek out leftovers. This increases the possibility of spreading pathogens and diseases such as Salmonella or Hantavirus.
The first step to solving any pest problem is to know what pest you are dealing with.
In this case, you need to be sure you have a mouse problem and not a rat or any other rodent infestation. Solutions can vary greatly depending on the species infesting your home or business.
The situation can be even more challenging as rodents are nocturnal; making it unlikely that you will actually spot a live rodent. However, once spotted, mice are quite easy to identify. Compared to rats, mice are a lot smaller in size; have longer, skinnier tails covered in fur, and have smaller, rounder ears.
Knowing the signs of a mouse problem is therefore just as critical as being able to correctly identify a visible mouse. This is where a trained, professional pest controller can really help.
Correct identification will help you to choose the most effective control method, helping to save you time, money and worry.
DIY or Professional?
When it comes to getting rid of mice, you have two basic options: DIY or hire a professional.
The DIY option requires the purchase and correct use of DIY mouse control products as well as some home improvement actions.
The professional option requires you to find your local, expert pest controller to get rid of the problem for you.
If you decide to control a mouse problem on your own, you have a few basic and cheap options available.
You could buy some mouse traps from a local hardware store. There is a wide range of traps available from enclosed to wooden options. You can even buy specific mice baits to lure them to your traps.
Home improvement is another key action. This should involve preventing access to mice as well as removing any potential nesting sites.
Young mice can exploit the smallest of gaps and squeeze through openings not much bigger than the width of a pencil.
Although a DIY solution is a cheaper alternative to professional treatment, it does have some risks.
When you have mice in your home or business, it is important to take action quickly. While there are different DIY options available, it is important to know that they don't always work. There are several benefits to calling in the professionals to take care of your mouse problem.
To find the right professional pest control company, you need to ensure the entire organization, as well as the pest control technicians are able to fulfill key criteria.
You should expect the same level of competence and duty of care as provided by any other professional service provider.
A good pest partner should be able to anticipate and answer all your health and safety concerns. Services and treatments should be tailored to suit your needs as much as possible.
Crucially a professional should also respect your home, property or business site and operate with the greatest care and attention. He or she should be able to voice any challenges or restrictions right from the start. Equally, as a customer, you should always feel able to voice any concerns and ask as many questions as you need to.
Key criteria for Selection:
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First, realize it’s important to make sure mice cannot enter structures. Get rid of openings in your house, as described earlier. Also, keep clean - rodents will have more difficulty increasing their populations when they do not have enough food, water and shelter. Firewood should not be close to your house.
A mouse infestation in your home can cause genuine real fear and stress. Especially if there are very young children in the home. While you may not fear the same financial reprecussions of a business having mice, having mice in your home can negatively impact your family in a variety of ways. Mainly, having mice in your home is a serious health risk. Mice carry a wide variety of diseases and will transfer those while trying to find food in your house. If left untreated, a small problem can turn into a major problem.
It may be tempting to fix the problem on your own, but it can be much more reassuring to call in a pest control professional to take care of the problem for you. This way you can be sure that the professional products used in your home are as safe as possible for both children and pets and crucially as effective as possible. The less time spent with mice in your home, the better.
With Ehrlich Pest Control, you can be assured of complete pest protection. Our focus on control solutions will ensure complete removal of your pest problem. At the same time, our approach to pest protection will help your home or business remain pest-free long-term.
With over 90 years of experience serving pest control customers, our expertise in the industry should reassure you of the quality of our service and our expertly trained pest control specialists.
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