During the cold winter months, mice often seek a warm shelter to stay in until the temperatures rise outside. When this happens, they can often take up residence in the crawl space of your home, which can lead to them eventually getting into your house. It is best to hire a pest removal company to come to your home as soon as you have an inkling there may be mice in your home. The following guide walks you through a few things you need to know about getting rid of mice in your home.
The Technician Will Need to Do an Inspection First
Before the technician can do anything, he or she will need to do an inspection to see if there are any mice in the home. They will not only look for the mice physically, but will also look for signs of where their nests are located in the house. This can help them to determine approximately how many mice are in your home and if you have a bad infestation problem that needs to be tackled.
You Need to Determine How You Want the Mice Removed
If the technician does determine that there are mice in your home, you need to determine how you want them removed. There are some people who are animal activists and do not want the animals harmed as they are removed from the home. There are humane ways that the mice can be removed, but they are often far costlier than simply having the mice killed and removed from the property. The technician will be able to accommodate either option that you choose, though.
Have Any Entrances Found and Blocked
In order for mice to be able to get into the home, there has to be openings somewhere. The technician will be able to go around the house and let you know where the mice are getting into the house; they can then create blockages that will keep the mice from being able to get in again in the future. This can save you a lot of hassle in the long run.
It is best to have the house inspected every summer to see if there are any new entrances available for the mice to use when winter hits. This will ensure that you do not have to deal with a mice infestation again in the future and that you do not have to worry about having them removed again.