Removing Mouse Nests From The Home

As soon as a mouse enters the home, it will start building out its nest. It will use this nest to store its food, rear its young and rest after a day of foraging around the house. These nests are made out of textile and textile-like materials and they do share some resemblance with a bird nest.

Where mouse nests are usually located

Mice prefer to nest in areas that are dark and hidden. This usually means that they will for a wall void, where they are almost 100% protected. However, if there is clutter in the home, mice might also choose it for a nesting location. Other common nesting spots include under or behind furniture and appliances, inside drawers, or in a corner of the attic or the basement.

Destroying the infestation

To destroy a mouse infestation, you do not necessarily have to destroy the nests, although that is part of the cleanup process. Instead, you will have to kill all the mice that are in the building. In order to do this, it’s a good idea to hire a pest control professional to completely destroy the infestation. A pro will use either traps or poisons, and the decision will be based on the size of the infestation. Traps are preferable for small infestations because they are quick and all the mice will die inside the trap. However, when the infestation is large, traps will not be able to get the job done, so it’s best to use poisons in this scenario. Poisons can kill a large number of mice in a short span of time, but they come with the major downside that you have no control and no knowledge of where the mice are going to die.

Cleaning up

After every mouse control procedure, you will have a cleanup process. Whether this involves picking up the traps, along with the dead mice and cleaning them, or finding every dead mouse after poisons have been used, the cleanup process is essential, because otherwise you will have the risk of diseases spreading throughout the home. Some pest control companies will add the cleanup process to a control service package that covers the complete removal of all the mice in the home.

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