Mouse Control

Mouse Fact: A mouse usually nests within 10-15’ from their chosen food source.

Have you ever gotten up in the morning, headed into the kitchen and discovered mouse droppings on the counter? Maybe you even saw the mouse itself while relaxing at night? Perhaps it’s just a chewed hole in the dog food or bird seed that is the first evidence of a mouse infestation. No matter how the mice introduce themselves to you, it’s never a welcome sight. Mouse Control can take on many forms today and a search on the internet or strolling through the local hardware stores rodent control aisle can overwhelming.

Mouse Control Solutions

At Solutions Pest Control we prefer to offer an all encompassing, long term solution for your mouse infestation that will long last long after our certified mouse experts leave your home or business. Some of the areas that need to be addressed are:

  • Identification
  • Trapping or Poison
  • Exclusion
  • Long Term Prevention

Identification

This is of particular importance when the only evidence provided is mouse droppings. A healthy, well fed adult mouse dropping can easily (and frequently) be identified as a rat dropping. Sometimes a mouse dropping can look similar to the larger American Cockroach dropping also (you would be surprised). Proper identification of the mouse infestation is vital to make to the decision on the best to get rid of mice in your home or business. This can be quickly done through a no cost mouse inspection by one of our trained mouse experts.

Mouse Trap or Poison

Both mouse control options have their benefits and downfalls. Trapping requires more visits while it is performed without the use of poison; poison requires less visits and produces longer term results due to the behavior of the mice. Since each mouse infestation is different, so to must the extermination method reflect it. Mouse trapping is a fairly straight forward procedure that involves multiple visits in a short period of time. Traps are set up in inconspicuous areas, safe from children and pets. The traps are inspected, emptied & reset during each visit until the mouse traps are empty. Poison involves the use of poison, deployed in pet/childproof bait boxes that are installed in similar inconspicuous safe areas where the mice are and children and pets are not. Follow up visits are scheduled to make sure the infestations are completely eradicated and all poison or traps are removed. Most mouse infestations are gone in less than 2 weeks, however, variables exist.

Exclusion

After the completion of any mouse control program, we always take our time to plug some holes or exclude some of the obvious entry points that we have found during the service visits. Let’s face it – if you can keep them out permanently, doesn’t that make sense? Unfortunately, because mice are so small and their entry points on the outside of a house are little more that the size of your pinky finger tip, this may not be a ‘permanent’ exclusion.

Long Term Mouse Control Prevention

Once you have had a mouse infestation in your house, you are more likely to get another one than the person next door who has never had one. Why? Mice communicate through droppings, urine and other ways, telling their friends and family where to hide, feed, travel, etc, all around the inside of your house and out. Since you can’t possibly clean up all of these, why not make your house less vulnerable than it was the first time around. Once we have completed our mouse extermination, we’ll provide some recommendations to help in this cause. Maybe it’s removing the bird feeder or not feeding the local squirrels. If you are better educated on why the mice choose you in the first place, you will be better able to prevent it from happening again.

Call or email Solutions Pest Control today to schedule mouse control for your home, a mouse inspection for your business or get some information on how to prevent them altogether.