How to eradicate mice ?
Do you hear noises in your walls at night? Do you occasionally discover gnawed cables or food in your home? Or do you smell an unusual odor in your home? Beware, all these signs indicate that mice have certainly infested your property.
In this article, find out how to eliminate mice with Services Eco-Extermination, mouse exterminator in Montreal and its surroundings. With our professional advice, put an end to your mouse infestation efficiently and durably!
1. Find out where the mice are coming from
When you suspect a mouse infestation, the first thing you should do is inspect your property to determine if rodents have indeed settled there. Usually, you can detect their presence by the traces that mice leave behind: droppings, gnawed objects and food, and an ammonia smell.
If you find evidence of mice, the next step is to examine your interior to try to figure out how the mice got into your home. Contrary to popular belief, mice rarely come from basements and sewers. In 75% of cases, mice enter a property through the roof. You must therefore go through your property with a fine-toothed comb to identify the access areas in order to block them up effectively. This step is essential, because there is no point in carrying out a mouse extermination if rodents can still enter your home. If you don’t block off access to your property, you are simply risking a mouse infestation every year.
2. Place bait and traps in strategic locations
Once you have sealed off all access to your home or business premises, it is time to set baits and traps to eliminate mice. It is not a matter of putting them just anywhere, but of proceeding strategically to be as effective as possible. To do this, you must now identify the areas where mice nest, and then place the bait and traps near them.
Since mice are rodents that like dark places close to food, start by inspecting your kitchen. Look in the back of closets, but also in hard-to-reach places. For example, if you have an empty space under your kitchen furniture, do not hesitate to remove your baseboards to look there. Mice also like to nest in walls, under sofas and in closets.
When you find mice nesting areas, you can then place bait and traps nearby. These can be spring traps or sticky traps, and in all cases, you will need to put down food to attract the rodents.
3. Call a mouse exterminator
If you cannot find an effective anti-mouse treatment, the best solution to eliminate mice permanently is to call in the services of a mouse exterminator. In fact, it is even recommended that you call in a professional as soon as you spot signs of a mouse infestation. Indeed, since these rodents can reproduce up to 15 times a year, giving birth to a dozen young mice each time, it is better not to waste time and trust a mouse exterminator from the start to prevent the infestation from becoming almost unmanageable.
Specialized in mouse extermination, a professional has the expertise to identify mouse access and nesting areas quickly. This know-how allows him to block all accesses, but also to set traps in a precise manner. In addition, by calling on a pest control company to exterminate the mice that have invaded your home, you will benefit from a regular follow-up that will allow you to be certain of obtaining a lasting and complete mouse extermination.
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Do you want to call on professionals to put an end to your mouse infestation? The entire Eco-Extermination Services team is at your service wherever you are in the Greater Montreal area!
Contact us now to entrust us with your mouse extermination. We are committed to intervene as soon as possible to offer you a fast and efficient anti-mouse treatment. Call us at (514) 442-3986 or send us an email via the form on the contact page.