There are ways to get rid of the mice and rats yourself, but there are also likely to be times that you prefer to call on a professional rodent control service. When this is the case, there are a number of things you will need to do to prepare for service, to ensure the treatment is as effective and long-lasting as possible.
Pest control for mice tips
Make sure that all food that is not in a can or jar is stored in the refrigerator or heavy plastic container for at least two weeks following service. This includes chips, candies, nuts, cereals, breads, any grain-based food, pet foods, etc., that are normally stored in upper or lower cabinets, on counter tops, or on top of the refrigerator. Although usually bagged, rodents can chew right through plastic bags to get to foods.
Remove all items from the top of the refrigerator and from directly underneath the kitchen sink to allow access to these areas.
making note of areas where mice or signs of mice have been seen.
Traps should not be touched or disturbed during or after the service.
Take out trash on a regular basis, keep lids on trash cans, and keep area as clean as possible.
Eliminate any unnecessary storage including boxes, paper, and clothing as rodents will take shelter here, gnaw the items to make their nests, and even breed in such undisturbed areas.
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