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If you notice strange goings on around your home, such as chewed holes in your drywall, droppings the size of a rice grain or hear scratching noises in the walls, then you just might have a mouse infestation. It is possible to remove the pests via DIY methods if the infestation is still in the beginning. However, do not hesitate to leave it to a professional if it’s serious.
Then read along, as this post will not only help you become familiar with the average pest control mice cost, but also how it is formed.
Let’s see: these rodents have a gestating period of 19-21 days and can become pregnant immediately after giving birth. Mice reproduce about 5 to 10 times a year and sometimes you see new litters only 25 days apart. So, yes, pest control is worth it for mice because chances are that there will be plenty more where there’s one. You can’t catch all of them with the classic mouse trap.
So let’s look into some of the benefits of professional service in comparison to DIY methods.
Finding time between family and work is hard enough without you having to worry about catching mice. It takes some time to research traps and rodenticides and try them out. When you have a rodent infestation, time is the one thing you don’t have. As mentioned earlier, the more you wait, the worse the infestation becomes.
On the other hand, professionals have all the gear and experience to get inside your property and start the mice treatment right away. While they work, you can do literally anything else, so why not take the opportunity?
Pest controllers not only have traps, and rodenticides and know how to use them, but they also understand the mice’s behaviour. Pest control specialists know what signs to look for, and where to look for them, so they can find feeding routes and eventually the mouse nest itself.
With this knowledge, they will decide on the proper way of dealing with the pests. This knowledge also allows them to spray rodenticide in exactly the right place and not randomly all over your house. And sometimes rodenticide isn’t even that necessary.
As far as the rodenticide itself goes, it’s much stronger than the one sold to regular consumers, so it works more efficiently.
Mice infestation gets more severe when ignored, but that is not the only problem. The rodents are known to carry at least 35 different diseases that can spread to you and your family via contact with faeces, urine or saliva. Even if you take a breath around a few pallet dropping, there is a chance you might get infected.
If you touch a dead mouse’s body or, heaven forbid, get bitten, you can also get infected. The exterminator will ensure the rodents spend as little time in your home as possible whilst wearing protection themselves.
Many professional companies even offer follow-up visits to ensure the problem has been eradicated. The only two downsides of professional services are the actual pest control mouse removal costs and the strength of the rodenticides. The costs are usually high. The rodenticides are quite harsh and no family members must be in the house while it’s being treated.
The average cost of pest control for mice depends greatly on each company as many factors go into formulating the final price. More on that later on, for now, these are the average mice control prices for London.
|1 bedroom property||Around £100-150|
|2 bedroom property||Around 180-£220|
|3 bedroom property||Above £250|
An additional increase in cost may come in the form of a parking fee unless you have a permit to lend to the pest control specialist. Late-hour visits between 8 pm and 5 am also cost more. When the infestation is especially tough, additional visits are necessary and they usually cost extra. In the long run, however, regular visits are most recommended.
Therefore, at Fantastic Services we offer from 1-month to 4-month treatment options which include several visits to ensure the mice problem is completely taken care of.
Mice can be very destructive to your home as they chew their way into the wood and cellulose parts of your home. Besides the insides of walls and support beams, they can also damage your electrical system. Chances are they have already caused some damage by the time you notice their presence.
In that sense, regular pest control visits are more of a preventative measure. The earlier you know of the infestation, the better, as you can prevent and save a lot of money from structural damage. A trained specialist will be able to detect the earliest signs.
Some of the factors that every company considers for their mice exterminator cost include:
Usually, the mouse treatment procedure is handled in one major visit and is not hourly charged. Instead, the exterminator stays until the job is done and the mice are no more. Here is a breakdown of the actions he or she takes to rid your home of the vermin.
Absolutely every pest treatment starts with an inspection. The exterminator will find all the entry points used by the rodents and also any potential damage they have caused. The damage can be fixed by a handyman later on.
It is essential to block the cavities and holes that the mice are using. The specialist will patch them with expanding foam, wool wire and special sealants. Please note that only rodent-size holes can be sealed. Anything larger should be handled by a proper handyman.
After your place is completely sealed, the mice will be trapped inside. The technician will set up baits and traps on strategic areas such as corners, attics, crawspaces and basement. They might also spray rodenticide if they decide the job requires it.
Contact Fantastic Services and have the mice problem taken care of!
Hiring a professional mouse controller will definitely take care of the rodent problem and if you want to maximise the treatment even more, you can take the following actions:
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