Mouse Control & Exterminators

mouse control dublinMice will live and slowly destroy your house or premises if allowed to do so.  Effective Pest Control carry out Mouse Control & Mouse Extermination in Dublin and surrounds on a regular basis.
Effective Pest Control is interested in handling a mouse problem once and puts in place a number of preventative measures so the problem does not recur.  One of these preventative measures is educating home and premises owners about the cause of mouse infestations and what can be done to prevent a mouse infestation in the first place.

How to tell if you have mice in your house/premises:

There are usual tell-tale signs that you have mice in your house.  Mouse droppings (little pellets), food packaging in dry cupboards has holes in it or rustling at night when the house has settled down.

How to Control Mice?

To keep mice out of your house in the first place:

  • Keep your home clean.  This includes clean toilets, kitchen etc.
  • Put all food away in mouse-proof cupboards – don’t leave any food; after all the reasons the mice are in your home are a. shelter and b. food.
  • Ensure all exterior doors fit tight and snug.
  • Seal any openings – such as cracks, vents (with mesh), wire or pipe runs, conduits etc.
  • Elimination of any leaks.

THE BEST MOUSE CONTROL IS KEEPING THEM OUT IN THE FIRST PLACE!

For professional Mouse Control and Mouse Extermination Dublin, call Effective Pest Control on (086) 233 7727

Mice gain entrance via UPC or sky cable box at side of house

This is very common. Wind blows door off UPC or sky cable box at side of house and mice can gain entry in to cavity and then to attic and then down walls.

entry point for rats and mice

This is a broken air vent for a clothes dryer and a possible entry point for rats and mice.

Mouse Hole through attic insulation.

Mouse Hole through attic insulation.

 

Mice Pest Control  

If you have mice in your home, it’s more than a pest problem or matter of mice control. Mice are carriers of disease, which can make you and your family sick. The presence of mice contaminates not just the places where they nest, but also anyplace they’ve tread in your home, including the pantry, drawers, presses and floors. Their scent even contaminates the air that you and your loved ones breathe. If you have mice in your home, you need to contact us immediately before the problem get out of hand. We are a professional mice exterminators with certified and licensed technicians.

In the meantime, here’s what you need to know about mice pest control.

How Do Mice Get In?

If you live in a rural part of Ireland, it’s not hard to imagine how a mouse might get into your home. They can enter through an open door or window or through a tiny hole. Rural Ireland has loads of wild mice outdoors, which is where they belong. But it’s quite common for mice to seek indoor shelter, especially in the colder months.

If you live in the city, it’s harder to imagine where mice come from and how they enter a home. It’s not like you see mice scurrying along your walks around the city. But there are plenty of ways for mice to get inside. Any place in your home where there’s a hole in the wall offers plenty of space for a mouse to get through. For instance, the hole where your sink drain pipe goes through the back wall, or the hole where your stove’s gas line leads outdoors are common entry points for mice. If there are cracks between the floor and the ceiling, that’s another easy entry point for mice.

A less common way for mice to enter a home is through items that you yourself bring in. A small mouse might be inside product packaging or a bag of feed that you bring through the kitchen and out to the back. You might not even notice the hole that the mouse chewed through to escape the bag.

Dangers of Mice in the Home

As mentioned, mice spread disease. They can carry everything from salmonella to fleas to tapeworms. If you have a family pet, they are also susceptible to the dangers of having a mice infestation in the home. Mice also endanger you and your loved ones in other ways. They are avid chewers and can chew through wires, causing electrical and fire risks inside your home. Even the best mouse repellents that you can buy at a store are no match for a professional mouse exterminator.

Controlling Mice in the Home

If you see one mouse in your home, the odds are almost 100% that there are more. It’s impossible for you to get rid of a mouse infestation without professional help, who can use a mouse sonic deterrent. You can control mice only slightly by being diligent about putting food away and keeping floors clean. But the facts are that once a mouse has taken up residence in your home, you’ll need to hire a pest control company to get rid of the problem using a variety of methods, including sonic mouse repellents.

The thing is, mice nest and procreate. Mice enjoy a warm home just as much as you do. So they’ll enter the home, find a nice, warm and dark place to nest and start gathering nesting materials. They will chew wood to make wood shavings, pull away at insulation to line their nest and basically create a nice, comfortable place to have little mouse babies. Once that happens, you could have generations of mice residing in your formerly tidy, clean home. You’ll encounter them when you open drawers, pick up shoes from the floor and at other times when you least expect it.

As much as you may like to welcome guests, mice should always be unwelcome for the reasons cited above. Call Effective Pest Control today to get rid of the mice pests in your home.

 

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