Mouse Exterminators - When Should They Be Called In?
We all want to save money. When we first notice a mouse problem, many
of us automatically start trying to figure out
how get rid of house mice
on our own. In many cases, there are lots of do-it-yourself tips
that can help us with the management and control of mice. But that's not always the
case. There comes a point when homeowners need to make the call to get
professional mouse exterminators
in to help.
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Here are some signs that it may be time to call in the professionals:
- If there is a serious infestation, it's time to get help. If you're
already aware that there are hundreds of rodents running around your home, the
problem is far too large to handle on a do-it-yourself basis. A significant
number of rodents can cause a significant amount of damage to a home, and
pose a significant health risk!
- Call in the exterminators if you cannot safely handle the issue yourself.
The key word here is safe. Parts of a house, both interior and exterior,
aren't easily accessible and most homeowners don't have the equipment to access
them safely. Professionals have the appropriate equipment and the experience
to manage this type of work in a safe and efficient manner.
Plus they may be able to find and seal entry points that we wouldn't have found ourselves.
- If the mouse problem worsens, get help immediately. There are
always more mice than can be seen. They scurry in walls, between floors,
throughout our living spaces... and even traps and deterrents set out by
homeowners won't be enough to control them. If it's clear that the problem
is only getting worse, get help - the more mice there are, the more damage
and contamination there will be too.
- Households with young children, pets, seniors, or ill family members
may want to get help right away. Professional mouse exterminators can
work more quickly than the average homeowner and can advise about the best
way to remove the rodents in order to minimize health risks.
- If you're just sick and tired of trying to manage the problem,
call in the pros. The stress and time involved in trying to deal
with a mouse infestation can be very trying. Professionals can provide
a number of services, including an inspection, removal plan (if you
prefer humane pest control
methods, or non-toxic / non-chemical methods, you can let them know this
before they figure out how to remove the mice from the house), seal up
entry points, clean and disinfect, even show you
preventive pest control
measures that you can take on your own to help prevent the problem
Many of us prefer to start off with do-it-yourself measures when dealing
with a mouse infestation since it could save us money. However, professional
mouse exterminators have their place - with their experience and their
equipment, they can often handle the problem much more effectively and
more quickly than we can do on our own. Letting the problem worsen or
get out of hand by refusing to get help when needed can ultimately end
up costing the homeowner much more, not just with the cost of service
to deal with a larger issue, but also with damage repair and cleanup
costs. Health care costs should also be considered particularly in
families with vulnerable members.