Hiring an Exterminator for Mice

Mice are among the most common and obnoxious pests that can invade our homes. Left unchecked, they leave piles of droppings everywhere, ransack our pantry items, and keep us up at night with their gnawing and squeaking. They can also carry disease-causing germs and cause expensive damage to our home. In addition, mice can also pose a serious threat to your pets and children. So if you’ve got mice, you need to call an exterminator immediately.

There are many things that can be done to prevent mice infestations, such as keeping food stored tightly in containers and wiping down surfaces regularly. However, the best way to eliminate a mouse problem is by hiring a professional exterminator for mice. A professional can perform a comprehensive inspection to find the source of the problem, seal entry points, and set traps and bait stations for mice. A general rodent control plan can cost around $150 to $450, according to HomeAdvisor. But the exact cost of your mice extermination will depend on a number of factors, including the severity of your infestation, the size of your home, and any necessary treatment methods.

During an inspection, a licensed technician from Go-Forth Pest Control in Kernersville will look for signs of mice such as tracks, chewed materials, and gnawed entry points. He or she will also assess the severity of the infestation and provide you with price quotations for an extermination plan. They may recommend using both inside and outside sanitation measures to minimize the availability of food and water that attracts mice, or remove vegetation and debris near your home to block possible hiding places for them.

Once the inspection is complete, your exterminator will begin to implement the necessary treatments. They’ll set traps, bait stations, and/or poisons in areas where mice enter and nest to kill them. This includes kitchens, basements, and attics. Alternatively, your exterminator can use traps that capture mice alive and then release them far away from the house, which reduces hygiene-related problems and bad smells.

Your technician may also recommend sealing entry points where mice can come in. This can be a more time-consuming process because they have to scout out hard-to-reach areas of your home, such as crawl spaces and attics. Moreover, they may need to clean up feces and nests before sealing the holes.

If your infestation is severe, your exterminator might need to return for follow-up treatment. This will increase the total cost of the service. But, the best way to avoid unexpected costs is to get regular preventive services from your exterminator. These services will help you stay ahead of the mice infestation and save on recurring costs of extermination. A general pest control plan with monthly or quarterly visits can cost between $50 and $75 per visit, depending on your area. This is a great option for homeowners who don’t want to deal with the hassle of setting and checking traps on their own.