All pest control processes start with an inspection. The inspection process is essential because it will inform what control methods have to be used to deal with the infestation. This is also true for house mouse infestations.
Why hire a pro
The first thing that a pro will do when implementing the control process is perform an inspection. During the inspection, the pro will gather information about the infestation, information such as the species responsible, the location of the infestation, and the extent of the infestation.
Without this information, it’s pretty much impossible to implement effective control measures, especially when dealing with mice, because the location of the infestation, the pattern of activity of the mice, and the size of the mouse population all have an effect on the control methods that will be implemented. For example, traps and poisons have to be placed in areas that are high in mouse activity in order for them to be effective.
The control process
After the inspection process is complete, the pro will brief you on the best control options and the services that are available. If the infestation is fairly small, the pro is likely to recommend using traps, which will keep the mice in place after they die, making the clean up process easier. If the infestation is large however, poisons will have to be used.
Poisons have the main drawback that you cannot really control where the mice will die. This means that mice can die anywhere, including inside the walls, where they will be hard to reach.
To counteract this, some pest control companies offer a cleanup service where the pros will find the dead mice for you and get them out of the home. Other extra services include the implementation of prevention measures inside and outside the home to lower the odds of mouse infestations in the future. Make sure that you discuss these options with your pest control services provider since they can be very convenient and useful.
So to sum it up, the inspection process is the first essential step of any control procedure since it informs all the other steps that come after it. If you have any questions about this or any other mouse control issue, or if you are currently dealing with a rat infestation in your home, give us a call today and one of our team members will help you out.