Many homes end up having a mouse problem at some point and time. One of the best ways to control mice is to do so before they ever become a problem. Mice can so rapidly produce that many people are surprised at first. It is critical to take steps to prevent mice infestations and mice problems before they ever begin. Here are some steps:
Sanitation - Make sure that all food in the home is stored in containers and keep food contained to one area of the home so any mice that do get in will be confined and not spread throughout the house. Mice are nibblers and will eat food throughout the day and will chew on anything they can find.
Habitat - You can make it harder for mice to get into your home by removing places for them to live near your home. Control weeds, leaves, and keep wood piles away from your home. When mice cannot breed outside they will be less likely to move into your home.
Trapping - At Avon we use snap traps to serve as indicators of mice activity and with suspected small infestations of only a few mice. Once the rodent populations gets much larger, it is difficult to rely on snap traps alone and sticky pads and other methods of trapping and baiting will have to be used.
Pesticide - Rodenticides will play a very important role in controlling populations for mice infestations. Care must be taken to ensure that they are applied according to the label and that all chemicals are used out of reach of pets, children, and family members.
Legal- Always make sure that your wildlife control company has been properly licensed and insured and is up to date on all training and certifications. Licensing ensures that you are working with legitimate inspectors and pest controllers and that you can trust the person who is going to service your home.
Expiration- People generally wonder about smells and odors from expiring mice- most mice will live less than one years so in a bad infestation there are always mice dying in the home. Avon deals with many infestations each and every year and though many mice can die in a home there usually is not a bad smell unless a large number have suddenly died and are not cleaned up quickly enough.
It is best to control the population numbers as soon as possible before it gets out of hand, so call Avon Pest Control today and see why we are one of the top recommended Warwickshire pest control companies!