Mouse infestations are often very hard to remove completely, which is why most people will hire a pro for the job. But what happens when you hire a pro? What can you expect? Let’s find out.
The benefits of an inspection process
All control procedures have to start with an inspection. Sometimes this inspection process has to be very thorough, and in other situations, it is fairly straightforward. The purpose of the inspection process is to determine the species behind the infestation, the size of the infestation, the location of the nests, and the main areas of activity. By identifying these elements of the infestation early on, a pro is better able to implement the control measures needed to eliminate the infestation.
How it works
The pest control pro will start the inspection by first looking for any signs of mouse activity. These signs include droppings, gnaw marks and slime marks left behind by the mice. Once the main areas of activity have been identified, the pro will look for the location of the mouse nests. Identifying these two main areas will help with the trapping and baiting efforts. The inspection process may also include an inspection of the exterior of the home in order to identify how the infestation started in the first place.
What happens after the inspection?
Once the inspection is finished, the pro will have all the info he needs to begin the control process, but before that, he will advise you on the best course of actions and costs associated with the control methods chosen.
After you give the greenlight, the control process begins. If during the inspection, the pest control pro determines that the infestation is small to medium, then traps will be used, and if the infestation is large, poisons will be the go to option.
Traps have the advantage of killing the mice and keeping the dead body in place and this makes the cleanup process much easier. However, traps cannot really handle large infestations, so poisons will have to be used. Poisons clean out an infestation much faster than traps, but they have the problem of leaving dead mice everywhere, including inside wall voids, which will be hard to clean up.
If you have any questions about the inspection and control process, or if you want to schedule a mouse inspection for your home, contact us today.Tags: Mice Control, Mouse Control