Mice Exterminator

How Do Exterminators Get Rid of Mice?

Once you’ve found mice in your home, getting an exterminator out immediately is essential. They will be able to remove the mice and ensure they don’t return. Have you ever wondered how they do it? Many exterminators use various methods to ensure your infestation is handled correctly. 

Address Access Points

House mice can squeeze into small cracks and holes in your home’s exterior. If a space is as big as a quarter, a mouse can squeeze through it. An exterminator will inspect your home’s exterior and look for any areas mice are likely getting through. Once located, your exterminator will patch or fill the holes to keep mice out. 

Handle Food Sources

Mice will eat just about anything. The more accessible a food is, the more likely mice are to eat it. Your exterminator will investigate your kitchen and waste areas to find potential food sources attracting mice. Once they’re located, you must ensure the food is stored in sealed containers that the mice can’t penetrate. 

Set Traps

The best way to catch the mice is for your exterminator to set traps. Numerous types of traps are on the market for both DIY and professional use. Some of the most popular traps include:

  • Bait traps
  • Snap traps
  • Glue traps
  • Live traps

Your exterminator will likely use live traps because they are the most humane approach. Live traps will be baited and checked every day for captures. Once mice are caught in this trap, your exterminator will remove them and relocate them to a safer environment away from your home. 

Next Steps

If there’s a large infestation or traps don’t work, your exterminator may take further action. Exterminators can place bait stations to prevent lurking mice from getting inside. Mice will enter the station, eat toxic bait, and then take more of it back to their nest. The hope is that the toxins will be spread and take out the colony. 

If that doesn’t work, the next step is fumigation. This is a last resort because it requires many pesticides inside your home. The chemicals your exterminator will use in these extreme treatments include the following:

  • Carbon dioxide
  • Phosphine
  • Formaldehyde
  • Magnesium phosphide

Contact Us

If you need professional help removing mice from your home, contact Mice Mob Exterminators today. Our team will inspect, eliminate the issue, and return your home to being mice-free.

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