The Pros and Cons of DIY and Pro Mouse Control

The Pros and Cons of DIY and Pro Mouse Control

An unexpected mouse problem can be a real financial burden. To get rid of the pests, you either have to hire a professional or purchase traps yourself. But with so many traps to choose from, which ones work best? And how do you use them properly? Is hiring a professional worth it? If you’re currently witnessing some mouse activity on your property and you’re not sure what to do, feel free to give Mouse Control Burlington a call and we’ll help you out.

Mice are some of the most common pests in the world. These little mammals measure about 20cm in length, tails included, and weigh roughly 19 grams. They have slender bodies, rounded ears that stick out from their heads, and whiskered, pointed snouts. As omnivores, mice can eat practically anything, but they feed mostly on a plant-based diet. As a nocturnal species, mice are most active at night. They have poor vision, but they have a very keen sense of smell. Mice can smell the foods we store in our homes and get inside by squeezing through any gaps they find within the structure of the home.

If you want to get rid of mice yourself, you will need to find where the mice are coming from and invest in traps. Snap traps, electronic traps, and live traps can be purchased in hardware stores. Each kind of traps has its own set of pros and cons. Snap traps, for example, are effective, but you will need to handle their victims directly to clean them up. Setting traps is also easier said than done. You will need to set multiple traps at once to stop the infestation and find where the animals are coming from to be most effective. If you want the pests to stay gone for good, you will need to examine the structure of your home closely and block any potential entry points yourself.

Professional mouse control requires payment upfront, but most companies guarantee to get the job done. If you hire a pest control company to take care of your mouse problem, a technician will inspect your home thoroughly to find exactly where the pests are coming from and devise a plan that will eliminate them in the fastest way possible. He or she will use commercial-grade rodenticides that work better than anything you can buy in stores and place them in the most effective parts of the house. The technician can also provide you with helpful advice and offer bonus services such as pest-proofing the house for you.

The training and experience that professional pest removers have is invaluable. Handling a pest problem yourself may even cost you more in the long run as you experiment with baits, traps, and repellents. Mice will come back if you don’t solve the root of the problem, which professionals can point out and solve for you. Pest Control Burlington’s experts know mice in and out. We’ll send those pests packing and block all entry points to ensure that they don’t come back. All of our services come with a warranty. Call Pest Control Burlington now: 647-496-5721.