So, you’ve called an exterminator for help. That’s great! Professionals have the best tools on the market and the experience necessary to get rid of any mouse problem. What you can do to help now involves keeping the house clean and maintaining the structure of the home. Cooperating with the treatment’s process will help make the mice go away sooner and stop any more infestations from happening. For all your mouse concerns, feel free to give Mouse Control Toronto a call.
There are two species of mice in Ontario that commonly invade people’s homes: the house mouse and the deer mouse. The house mouse is light brown to dark grey in colour and has a lighter belly, while the deer mouse is brown with a bright white belly and white feet. Both mice are primarily herbivores, feeding on things like fruits, vegetables, seeds, and grains. Mice are nocturnal mammals, so they are most active at night. They tend to follow the same paths every night, leaving trails of grease and feces wherever they go. You may come across such signs of mouse activity even after the animals have been treated by a professional.
What you should do after a mouse treatment is follow the technician’s instructions carefully. Give the treatment a few weeks to work and do not interfere with it by adding your own traps or baits to the process. While you wait for the mice to go away, get in the habit of keeping the kitchen clean and removing any sources of food available to the pests. Vacuum regularly and wipe surfaces clean to encourage the mice to consume the baits that have been placed for them. If you come across any feces, dead mice, or empty nests, clean them up by spraying them with disinfectant and throwing them out immediately. Be sure to wear a pair of gloves while cleaning up after mice.
What you can also do in addition to cleaning and patiently waiting is pest-proofing the house to prevent any more mice from entering and starting new infestations. Inspect your kitchen, basement, and garage carefully for any holes, gaps, or cracks that mice could be using to get around and seal them appropriately. Mice often nest behind cabinets and within the walls. Check the exterior of the home for entry points as well and make all necessary repairs. Wall vents, cracks in the foundation, gaps under doors, and gaps between vinyl sliding are common entry points. You can cap vents and gaps with galvanized steel mesh and make doors impenetrable by installing floor sweeps.
Keeping the house clean and in good condition will not only make the technician’s treatment work faster but will help prevent any more mice from getting inside. Clean houses are less attractive to mice and physically blocking any openings is your best defense against an animal invasion. If you’re interested in getting more professional help, Mouse Control offers pest-proofing services in which we will block all potential entry-points and strengthen any weak spot we find. We’re so confident in our services that our mouse-proofing comes with a 2-year warranty. Call Mouse Control today and we’ll get started: 647-496-0492.