If you don't like pests setting up shop in your home, you might be interested in hiring a professional exterminator to help you with your problems. However, unless you understand the tools that they are working with, you might find yourself wondering what else you can do to curb issues. For example, if you don't mention that mosquito problem, your exterminator might not know to treat that water feature with a pesticide that targets larvae. My site explains different ways you can prepare for your professional pest control treatment, so that you aren't left with issues later down the road.
If you have ever had a mouse problem before, then you're likely familiar with the basics of mice control. You have to close up any obvious holes and gaps leading into your home. You also have to keep food well-sealed and keep your home generally clean. All of these methods are important if you want to keep mice away. However, taking these actions alone may not be quite enough to prevent a mouse infestation. You can and should also take the following smaller measures for some extra assurance.
Dry your sinks and tubs.
Mice need to drink, and especially during dry weather, they will be attracted to areas where moisture is available. Get into the habit of drying out your sinks and tubs after you use them. You can just keep an absorbent towel next to each sink or tub and use it to dry these vessels out. This will help you avoid attracting mice.
Trim or remove plants along your foundation.
If you have bushes along the side of your home, keep them well-trimmed. If you have garden beds or grass along the side of your home, keep weeds trimmed down. You don't want mice to start hiding and nesting next to your home because then they're just a little too close for comfort.
Spray cat urine around the exterior of your home.
Unsurprisingly, mice don't like cats! Buy some cat urine at a local garden store or hunting store. Spray it around the border of your home. Don't worry — the scent will fade within a day to the point that you can't detect it, but mice will still smell it and stay away.
Wash your dishes immediately.
Most dishes have enough food residue on them to feed a few mice. Don't let the dishes sit in the sink for more than a few minutes, as they may attract mice. It's best to get into the habit of washing dishes as soon as you're done using them.
Wash your trash bins.
All it takes is a little trash to leak out of a bag, and before long, you have a dirty trash can with odors that will attract mice. Wash your trash bins every week or two, and you'll avoid these smells. Use some bleach to make sure the bins emerge free of bacteria.
Reach out to a pest control company that offers mice control services if you're having any trouble with these little pests.Share
18 March 2021