How to Prepare for a Mouse Extermination

How to Prepare for a Mouse Extermination

So, you’ve reached out to a pest removal company for help. That’s great! Hiring a professional is the best thing you can do to get rid of some unwanted pests. However, there are plenty of things you can do to help. The mouse removal process will go more smoothly with your cooperation. If you haven’t hired someone yet, feel free to give Mouse Control Toronto a call.

Mice are pesky little tricksters that love to nest in our homes for food, warmth, and shelter. There are hundreds of species of mice out there, but only two are known to invade Canadian homes: the house mouse and the deer mouse. While the house mouse has a light grey or brown fur coat, the deer mouse has a soft brown back and distinctly white belly. The deer mouse is also slightly larger than the house mouse. Both mice are nocturnal and feed primarily on fruits, vegetables, seeds, nuts, grains. The average mouse reaches sexual maturity at 12 weeks of age and can produce as many as 10 litters of pups per year.

To prepare for an exterminator’s visit, be sure to put all your stored food in tightly sealed containers. This includes dry goods like chips, cereals, nuts, candies, pet food, flour, and pasta. Tidying up the pantry like this will force the mice to consume whatever bait the technician will set because it will be the only food available. Clean the house as much as you can. Next, repair any holes you find in the walls or baseboards of the home. Seal up any cracks you find and put weatherstripping to the bottoms of your exterior doors. You should also fix leaky faucets.

The exterminator is likely to inspect your home closely upon arrival. He or she will be looking for potential entry points the mice used to get inside and the trails they use to go from one part of the house to the next. The technician will then set traps in areas he or she deems to have the highest amount of mouse activity. A combination of snap traps and bait stations is the most common method of extermination in residential settings. The snap traps will be baited with something like peanut butter and will require daily inspection. Bait stations are little tamper-proof boxes that contain rodenticide.

It’s a good idea to be present during the exterminator’s visit so you can listen to his or her directions. Once the exterminator has left, clean and vacuum the home regularly for ongoing maintenance. You should also be prepared to remove mice from their traps and reset them nearly every day. The problem should go away in a few weeks. If you’re still looking for a professional pest remover, reach out to Mouse Control. Our team members perform thorough inspections and deliver the best of care. Call Mouse Control for safe and effective mouse removal: 647-496-0492.

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