Mice Removal

All About Mice: What to Do After the Exterminator Leaves

Having an exterminator visit your home can bring relief, especially when dealing with a pesky mouse infestation. However, the work doesn’t end when the professional leaves. You need to make certain the mice don’t return. This involves several steps to maintain the cleanliness and security of your home against future invasions. Here’s what you need to do after the exterminator has done their job.

  1. Follow Up on Exterminator Recommendations

First and foremost, follow any specific advice or instructions the exterminator gives. They might recommend repairs or improvements, like sealing up entry points or changing household habits to prevent re-infestation. 

  1. Thorough Cleaning

After extermination, thorough cleaning is one of the most important things you can do. Start by disposing of any mouse carcasses left behind in traps. Wear gloves and a mask to prevent direct contact with droppings or urine, which can carry diseases. Clean and disinfect the areas where mice were most active. 

  1. Inspect and Repair Entry Points

Inspect your home for any holes, cracks, or openings that mice could use to enter. Pay attention to areas where utilities enter the home, gaps around doors and windows, and the foundation. Seal these points with steel wool, caulking, or metal flashing. Remember, mice can squeeze through openings as small as a quarter of an inch.

  1. Secure Food Sources

Mice enter homes in search of food. Secure all food in sealed containers made of glass or metal. Clean spills and crumbs up immediately. Pet food should be stored in heavy-duty, sealed containers.  

  1. Declutter and Remove Hiding Places

Mice seek out quiet, undisturbed areas to nest. You can make it less inviting by decluttering your home and removing potential nesting sites. Pay attention to areas like attics, basements, garages, and closets. 

  1. Maintain the Exterior

Maintain your home’s exterior to discourage mice from coming close. Trim tree branches that touch your house, and keep the grass mowed. Remove debris where mice can hide, such as piles of wood or leaves. Keep garbage bins tightly sealed and stored away from the house.

  1. Consider Regular Professional Maintenance

If your mouse problem is severe or you live in an area prone to infestations, consider setting up a regular inspection schedule with a pest control professional. This can provide peace of mind and keep your home protected year-round.

Call the Mice Mob Exterminators and let them go over a monthly maintenance plan with you to keep your home rodent-free. Remember, prevention is key to keeping your home safe and healthy for everyone.

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