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.
A pest infestation is often irritating; it can disrupt the peace and efficient flow of activities in your home or commercial space. Mice are among the most common pest that infiltrates people's spaces. Almost everyone is susceptible to mice infestation. These rodents are attracted by easy access to food and shelter. Their size allows them to fit into tinny spaces, making it easy for them to hide in your home. You can, however, detect their presence by noticing their droppings, scratches, chew marks from gnawing, nests made from shredded paper, fabrics or squeaky noises in the walls, or a distinct musky odor specific to mice. If you suspect or detect the presence of mice in your home, contact an exterminator to get rid of the pest.
Mice control methods
There are various effective ways exterminators deal with or prevent recurrent mice infestation. They also advise on the measures to take to prevent mice infestation. Here's an overview of them.
Mouse proof construction
Exterminators ensure your residence adopts a mouse-proof construction. It entails sealing all openings through which a mouse can access your space, i.e., cracks and holes on your foundation, sidings, or doorways. Ensure the patching materials used in the sealing process have a smooth surface. That prevents the mice from chewing their way through. This method is often the most successful and permanent way of preventing mouse infestation.
Proper sanitation and food storage
The main attraction of mice to your house is food. Exterminators recommend adopting sanitation habits that ensure the mice have no access to food, causing them to starve, which repels them away from your home as they seek food elsewhere. To achieve that, exterminators advise storing grains and dried foods in glass, metal, or airtight containers. Cleaning up appropriately after eating and avoiding leaving pet food out for long denies these rodents access to food. Ensuring your place is tidy makes it hard for mice to find nesting materials. Dispose of recyclable materials and garbage quickly and appropriately, and eliminate the foliage in your compound.
Use of sound
Ultrasonic sound irritates mice. This strategy is more effective when used at a close range. The sound is above the range of human hearing, preventing it from causing a disturbance. This feature makes it excellent for commercial spaces where concentration is required. The devices producing the ultrasonic sound are safe, guaranteeing the safety of your children and pets. With this method, the exterminator places the sound-producing devices in areas with high mice activity.
Traps eliminate mice easily and are effective for low infestations. The process entails the exterminator identifying places with high mice activity and installing the traps with bait. The process does not utilize harmful chemicals, or poison, making it safe for humans and pets.
Mice are an inconvenience in your living and commercial spaces, and getting rid of them restores your building's serenity and comfort. Contact a pest control service provider to gain more insight into how to free your property from a mice infestation.Share
1 December 2022