Coping with Pest Infestations: A Pest Control BlogCoping with Pest Infestations: A Pest Control Blog

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Coping with Pest Infestations: A Pest Control Blog

Hi, my name is Brenda, and I have been affected by pest infestations in the past. I know how frustrating it is to constantly have ants in your kitchen or to have mice running out of the furniture. In this blog, I am going to share everything I learned on the journey to become pest free. Here, you will find posts on removing pests, keeping them out, killing them naturally and also, dealing with the gross feeling of living under the same roof as them. If you want to get rid of your pests without losing your mind, you have come to the right place. Pull up a seat, start reading and enjoy!

Ridding Your Home Of Pesky Mice

If you have signs within your home that mice are living inside of your structure with you, fast action needs to take place to ensure they are removed in their entirety so the problem does not escalate. There are steps you can take so mice are no longer nuisances in your own home.

Find The Point Of Entry

Mice can wriggle their way through small holes. Because of this, it is imperative that you conduct a full assessment of the exterior of your home for cracks, crevices, and voids that can be used as entryways to the inside. Check along all siding panels and make repairs as needed. Look underneath eaves for broken wood and patch or replace if necessary. Make sure there are no wide gaps present underneath doorways and use door sweeps to fill these spaces.

Be Diligent With Home Cleaning

A dirty home is one that pests will stay in because it will likely have crumbs available to feast upon. If you take the time to clean thoroughly, mice living inside will need to move on to other areas to eat. Keep all leftover food in sealed containers inside of your refrigerator where they are not accessible. Place boxed food inside plastic containers. Wipe down all surfaces where food touched right away. Vacuum floors regularly as well.

Tend To The Outdoor Areas

In addition to checking over your home's interior, steps need to be taken outside to keep mice from getting too close to your living space. Remove pet food bowls after they are used and keep outdoor animal food supplies in a locked container so mice are unable to gain entry to the area. Stack wood in a location far from your home, as piles are prime nesting spots for mice. Keep the ground around the perimeter of your home free of overgrown grass or shrubbery, as mice can use this foliage to hide.

Use Traps Or Contact A Professional

If you opt to use mouse traps in your home, be sure to check them often so you can remove and replace them right away. If you opt for humane traps, relocate captured mice to an area away from your property. If you are not successful in eliminating mice on your own with trapping methods, it is best to contact a pest control service to come to the rescue. They use a variety of trapping methods, including relocation services if desired.

For more information about mouse removal, contact a local company, like Critterex LLC.