Difficulties with pest control and mice will occur for most homes at some point in time. While it is possible to deal with mice on your own it can save time and money by hiring a professional to get rid of mice in house.
Mice tend to be a problem when the weather starts to get cold and the rodents look for a nice warm place to spend the winter. Many times this warm place will be somewhere in your home.
Contrary to many people’s perceptions, mice are more dangerous than rats as they can easily invade human homes. Mice are also smarter in getting their own sources of food, from nibbling on food cartons to cabinet wood.
Although the two have a lot of similarities, one of their most glaring differences is their size. When speaking in terms of weight, rats are ten times heavier than mice. Mice are also relatively shorter and have more even bodies.
Commonly, these two are judged against due to almost identical looks in domesticated forms.
Most homeowners will use mouse traps to get rid of mice. However, mouse traps do not do anything to stop the mice from getting into your home in the first place.
One of the main steps in pest control is to locate the nest of your pests. Once you have found the mice’s home, it is easier for you to strategize how you will block their entrances from your establishment or your home. When blocking mice entrances, you can use a fieldstone foundation that is about 3/8 larger than the initial hole.
Steel wool is a good material in stuffing your blockage’s corners so as to ensure its durability. Bear in mind that since mice can easily nibble on wood and softer textiles, using harder materials will help eliminate them faster and prevent them from reappearing inside your homes.
Most likely, in a week’s time, you will be able to witness positive results in your action towards pest control. For places that are usually invaded by mice, you will notice a remarkable change in the atmosphere.
A professional will know exactly where to begin looking for mice. They have experience in the areas that mice can access home, many times the homeowner will not be aware of these access points.
Besides finding any weak spots a professional will know the best way to seal them so the mice cannot gain access anymore. Not all openings can be fixed with nails and wood. Some will require spray foam, escutcheon rings or steel wool.
For best results, allow the blockage to remain for at least a month’s time. If the mice die inside the hole or right inside your wall, this will naturally emit a bad odor in places near its vicinity.
If you are attempting to deal with your mice problems yourself and not having any success, a professional can help. Most homeowners find that they would have spent less money by hiring a professional in the first place.