Mice can be expensive pests. A mouse infestation in your home or business can cause untold amounts of damage which can be costly to repair. Mice, like other rodents, love to chew on things. They’ll gladly chew their way through the walls, siding, electrical cables, furniture and other objects they find around your home. Finding things chewed up is just the start of what mice can do. There’s a whole host of health risks also associated with mice and the droppings and urine they leave behind.
Getting rid of rodents like mice is essential for home and property owners. Whether you own a business or a home, the destruction and havoc mice create can be costly. Getting a mice exterminator to your home or property to use their training and methods to get rid of the mice is essential, but the worry to most people is the cost of a mouse exterminator. Western Exterminator will take a look at what goes into the cost of a mouse exterminator.
If you have a mouse infestation or any kind of pest problem, contact your local Western Exterminator office to discuss costs and to get a property inspection.
Step one: property inspection
The first step in the mouse exterminator process is the property inspection. In order to understand what kind of pest the Western Exterminator specialist is dealing with, s/he must conduct a thorough inspection of your property. Our trained experts are looking for the signs of insects or the signs of mice and other rodents. We also look for the telltale damage created by mice such as chew marks, holes and droppings. Our specialists can find the hiding spots for mice and then discuss potential treatments to get rid of mice and prevent future infestations.
Step two: the estimate
Once the property inspection is complete, only then can Western Exterminator provide you with an estimate of the costs. There’s a lot which goes into determining the cost of a mouse extermination. For example:
- The size of the property. A larger property will require more traps or other methods of treatment.
- Type of property. The cost of a mouse extermination in a home will require a different amount and type of treatment than a business. Businesses often have large warehouses and buildings or multiple site locations.
- Type of pest. Of course, we are looking for mice, but we may also discover pests like bed bugs, termites, ants and more. Mice also require specific types of treatments to ensure the entire infestation is removed.
- Size of infestation. A mouse infestation can get out of control very fast. Mice reproduce fast and the females can become pregnant again with more litters of baby mice quickly. A large infestation will require more treatments and traps and repeated follow-ups to completely remove the mice.
Step three: treatments
Once our Western Exterminator specialists have inspected your property and discovered the locations where mice are getting into your buildings or onto your property, they will start to discuss the potential treatment processes involved. There are a lot of factors which are involved in determining the most effective treatment options. For example, if you have children or pets, the use of traps with bait might not be the best fit. The infestation size will also determine the number of bait traps or other methods needed to get rid of the entire infestation.
A mouse infestation usually takes a few treatments to get rid of fully. There will likely be follow-up treatments to schedule for check traps and replenish or empty bait boxes.
Preventing mouse infestations
In addition to getting rid of mice around your property, there are things you can do to prevent their return. A Western Exterminator mouse exterminator will discuss these prevention methods with you and offer advice on how you can make your home or property more mouse-proof. Some of the methods include:
- Sealing up cracks and holes in exterior walls – mice can compress their bodies and fit into a hole the width of a pencil to get inside. So, cracks in the walls and siding, or even holes where cables are threaded through are enough for mice to gain access.
- Clean up food spills and seal up food – mice are going to look for food when they get inside. They are seeking shelter and easy access to food. By sealing food and putting it in secure areas you can greatly reduce the appeal of your home for mice.
- Clean up the yard and cut back shrubbery – mice thrive in overgrown grass and vegetation growing right up to the walls of your home or building. By trimming back this vegetation, you can greatly reduce access to your property from mice and other rodents.
- Clean up cardboard or paper – mice will gladly chew up cardboard boxes, newspapers and other paper or fabric to use to build nests. If you clean up this debris around your home, the mice are less likely to build a nest.
Doing these things will help you prevent mice from finding your property a comfortable place to live, hide or breed.
Western Exterminator mice exterminator services
Western Exterminator specialists are sure to spot the signs of mice and will discuss the signs you’ve seen to confirm if you have a full-on mouse infestation. Then we will discuss treatments and offer the best solutions for getting rid of the entire mouse infestation. Additionally, we’ll offer tips you can use to prevent further mouse infestations in the future.
The first step if you have spotted mice or mouse signs, is not to try DIY methods, but contact your local Western Exterminator office.