Do you wish insects would just leave your home alone? You never want to see ants crawling across the floor again. Those cockroaches that keep appearing in the basement had better find a new place to live. Insects are gross and annoying, but thankfully, they are not that hard to get rid of if you rely on a professional pest control service. They can use the right combination of baits, traps, and sprays to get rid of the pesky insects. They'll leave your home alone just like you've always wanted. Read more in the articles to follow; we go into more detail.
Do you have mice somehow getting into your home and are not sure what to do about it? If so, it will be worth it to hire a pest exterminator to get rid of them for good. Here are the steps you can expect them to take to deal with a mice problem.
Figure Out Where The Mice Are Getting In
The first visit from a pest exterminator is going to involve a lot of discovery to figure out where the mice are getting in. The exterminators are going to look inside the home for evidence of where the mice have been traveling by looking for droppings and damage that they may have caused. The exterminator is also going to check the outside of your home for potential entry points as well.
The pest exterminator is then going to set out snap traps and poison to try to catch active mice in your home. Bait stations can be used to determine how much activity a particular spot of your home is seeing, and snap traps are going to catch those mice if they venture out further into your home.
Seal Gaps And Reset Traps
The next visit will involve checking the snap traps and poison to verify that there has been mice activity in the home. This can give the pest exterminator a better idea about where the mice have traveled, and if they align with potential entry points outside the home. Those entry poisons are then going to be sealed using a wire mesh and spray foam to keep the mesh in place. As such, the mice will not be able to chew through it.
The poison bait stations will then be filled up with new poison to hopefully kill off the mice that are now trapped inside your home. Snap traps will be reset with new bait as well if they have caught any mice since the previous visit.
Check Mice Activity And Reset Traps Again
It will be several days until the pest exterminator returns. The hope is that the poison and snap traps killed off those mice that are trapped inside the house, and that all of the mice are now dead. The pest exterminator will continue to check for evidence of mice activity as well by looking for droppings and new damage.
The pest exterminators should hopefully only need to come out one more time after their first initial visits. If all gaps have been found and sealed, the bait stations and snap traps should remain untouched because all the mice are gone. If this can be confirmed, it will be safe to say that the mice are now gone. For more information, contact a pest exterminator.Share
22 November 2021