As is the rule with any kind of pest control, prevention is always easier than the cure. This is why you need to make sure you have a proper pest control routine in place in your London home. You also need to know the best methods of control just in case you have an infestation.
Mouse traps can be very effective if you use them properly. Traps provide a quick solution to a rodent control problem, and you can use them over and over again if you need to. You also have the ability to see whether you have caught a rodent in the traps. To effectively use traps, you have to place them in the proper areas. A common mistake is to not use enough traps. You will catch more rodents on the first night than any other, so use a large number of traps initially.
Rodent baits are another method of rodent control. As with traps, you have to place in the correct locations.
Putting a pest prevention routine in place will keep mice and other pests out of your London home and your garden too.
Here are some quick and easy tips to get you started on your prevention schedule.
• Thoroughly clean your home, including underneath the oven and behind the fridge. Wipe down all of your surfaces. Make sure there are no crumbs or spilled drinks left on the floor, as this is a beacon to a mouse.
• Clean up all over your dirty dishes, glasses of water and pet food. Don’t leave any of them to sit overnight, because mice will be attracted to them.
• Keep your home free from clutter, including in the garden. Mess is a great place for mice to hide and make their nests. So make sure to clean it up so they have less places to hide, and less materials to make their nests with.
• Maintain your garden properly. Keep your grass cut, and your trees and bushes trimmed back away from the house. Trim any shrubbery until the ground underneath it is visible.
If you want more advice on preventing and controlling mice in your home or business, give us a call today.