Mouse Infestations During House Sales
Very few things can get between a mouse and its target, and almost all homes are vulnerable to a mouse infestation. This is why you have to be careful when you put a house out on the market. Mice might be lurking just around the corner. And it’s not just mice that you have to worry about – many different types of pests could be infesting the home that you’re putting up for sale, and if you’re not careful, you might have some very unhappy customers. In this article, we’re going to cover everything you have to know about house sales and mice.
Signs of a rodent infestation
Before putting a home on the market, you’re going to have to keep an eye out for a few signs, if you suspect that there is a mouse infestation in the building. Of course, you can hire a pro to perform an inspection, but you can do a bit of foundational work yourself. There are three main things that you need to keep an eye out for – droppings, gnaw marks, and an ammonia-type smell. Mice will leave droppings in areas where they are very active, and they will gnaw on various surfaces throughout the building. They will also urinate everywhere to mark their territory, and this smell will become noticeable as an infestation grows.
Working with pros
There are two types of pros that can help you when you are dealing with mice in a home that you are trying to sell. First it’s the real estate agent, who can put a sale on hold, or even negotiate on your behalf.
Second, it’s a pest control pro. A pest control pro will be able to inspect a building and determine if there are any pests present. If mice are present, the pro will then move onto the control step. You will receive all the information you need about the procedure, and the pro may present you with several treatment options, as well as extra services such as implementing prevention or a cleanup procedure. After that, the pro will use trap or poisons, depending on the nature of the infestation, to get all of the mice out of the building.
For more information on how to make sure that the home you are selling is mouse-free, or if you suspect that you have a mouse infestation that needs to be removed, contact us today.