Mice can be a common problem in households, especially during the colder months when they seek shelter and food. These tiny rodents can wreak havoc on your home, chewing through wires, insulation, and even causing fires. Not to mention the health hazards they pose by contaminating food sources and leaving droppings behind. Proper pest control techniques will help you control these pesky critters.
If you suspect that you have a mouse problem, the first step in the pest control process is to identify and seal any entry points. Mice can fit through holes as small as a dime, so it's important to inspect your home thoroughly for any potential entry points. Common areas to check include gaps around pipes, vents, and windows. Remember: controlling environmental factors and sealing entry points are the most important aspects of any pest control service.
Once you've identified potential entry points, it's time to set traps. Snap traps are an effective and humane way to catch mice. Place the traps in areas where you've seen mouse activity, such as near food sources or along walls. It is also a good idea to set traps in the crawlspace or attic as mice will often nest in the insulation below or above the home. Be sure to check the traps frequently and dispose of any caught mice promptly.
Pro tip: Mice and rats have different habits so setting traps will look slightly different for each of them. Make sure your pest control program includes some form of identification for what type of rodent you’re dealing with.
If you're having trouble catching mice or suspect that there may be more hiding in your home, it's best to call in a professional pest control service.
Our rodent trapping service is available for $597 and includes the removal of all mice from the home, locating and sealing all entry points, and a 3 month warranty. Our technicians are trained to identify and address all potential entry points, ensuring that your home is mouse-free for the long term.
Once an interior issue has been resolved it is important to put some sort of preventative pest control measures in place to ensure future rodents don’t try to gain access into the home in the future. We offer a preventive rodent control plan that includes regular inspections and treatments to keep your home free of mice and other rodents starting at just $89 per month for most homes. Pest control is an important aspect of home ownership. Give yourself peace of mind and know that your home is protected for the long-haul.
Don't let mice take over your home. Call or text us at 503-985-6523 to schedule an appointment and take the first step towards a rodent-free home.
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