How to Prepare for an Exterminator for Mice in Your Home

a mouse running near human feetSo, you have a mouse problem and have made the smart decision to call an exterminator to come handle the situation. Great!


Now, the next step is to get ready for your exterminator to come so that this trip out to your home is as effective and efficient as possible. Here are some tips for how to prepare for an exterminator for mice so that you are ready for the day that Precise Pest Control comes to your home.


What to Clean Up Before the Exterminator Comes


To help exterminators do their job, clear household items away from areas with rodent activity before they arrive. This may involve taking items out from beneath sinks, inside closets, or around the refrigerator. Some people wonder if they should leave mouse droppings where they are found until the exterminator arrives. The answer to this question is no, because you’ll want to clean up any droppings as soon as you notice them for the health and safety of everyone in your household.


Prior to your exterminator’s visit, patch up any noticeable holes that you can find around your house, such as in the walls, around doors, or by the baseboards. If you live in an apartment, tell your landlord or management company about gaps, cracks, and holes so that they can be fixed promptly. Another tip for how to prepare for an exterminator is to properly store away food in containers that mice can’t chew through them and to place storage items, such as documents and clothing, into mice-proof boxes instead of cardboard ones.


Preparing for Your Exterminator’s Questions


When your Precise Pest Control exterminator arrives, he or she will ask questions about where mice activity has been noticed and how severe the problem has been. Before your pest control appointment, you may want to jot down notes about when you last saw live or dead mice, along with their location. You should also be prepared to answer an exterminator’s questions about the types of treatments that you are comfortable with if you have kids or pets in the house and what precautions you have already taken to keep mice out of your home.


Questions to Ask Your Exterminator


It’s also a good idea to have a list of your own questions as you prepare for an exterminator to come. First, you’ll want to hire a pest control company that has substantial experience, good reviews, and is licensed, and insured. Precise Pest Control has all of those things and much more to offer!


You may also want to ask your exterminator about why the chosen method of pest control is best, how safe the treatment is for kids and pets, and how to keep mice away for good. Other good questions to ask are what the cost of extermination services will be and if you need to leave your house during the extermination process.


Call for Your Free Estimate Today!


At Precise Pest Control, we specialize in mice control and have been in this business for over 30 years. We offer free inspections and are here to answer all of your questions to make the extermination process quick, effective, and affordable. Contact us today at 866-971-2847 to learn more!