Affordable Pest Control
Mouse Control & Extermination
If you have taken all necessary courses of action to eradicate a mice infestation in your home or office and have been left frustrated and exhausted, contact Affordable Pest Control. There are several mouse control and mouse extermination options available to you.
Servicing all of Durham Region, including Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Oshawa, Brooklin, Bownmanville, Courtice, Port Perry, and surrounding areas, Affordable Pest Control are experts at mice extermination. We also provide mouse control and removal services for York Region including Markham, Vaughan, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Stouffville, Uxbridge, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury, Maple, Georgina and King City.
We employ a variety of methods including the use of licensed poison (completely safe for children and pets), glue boards, and other mechanical devices. Depending on the level of infestation, you can typically see a rodent infestation decrease within 7-10 days. However, when dealing with mice extermination, a full elimination can sometimes take up to 6 weeks. At our company, pest control for mice will always come with a written guarantee of up to one year. This will give all our customers the peace of mind they deserve. Let our expert's eliminate your rodent infestation today. Call for a free quote or to set up an appointment with one of our experts today!
Mice are prolific breeders. The best way to deal with these occasional invaders is to tackle the problem right away to avoid a severe infestation. Prevention is key in controlling mice problems in the home. Mice can squeeze through cracks as small as a dime, while rats can enter through a quarter-sized hole, so getting rid of easy entry points should be your first course of action. Small gaps created by worn thresholds under doors will also give mice access into to your home. Use metal weather stripping under doors, and weather strip windows. Patch all cracks in foundations. Stuff steel wool around pipes before caulking or plastering. Cover dryer vents, attic vents or soffits with fine mesh metal screening. Make your home less appealing to rodents.
Remove cosy nesting sites in unused clutter around the house and garage. Cut tall grass and weeds back from the house. Secure garbage in containers with tight-fitting lids. Raise woodpiles about 30 centimetres (1 foot) off the ground. Place them away from the house. Never place fatty or oily food waste, eggs or milk products in the composter. Use a layer of heavy metal mesh between the soil and the bottom of the composter. Eliminate water sources like leaky taps, sweating pipes and open drains. Keep the kitchen clean and store dry food and dry pet food in metal or glass containers.
Use baits of strong-smelling, sticky foods like peanut butter, bacon grease mixed with oats, raisins or strong cheeses. Reuse the traps - reused traps are more attractive to rats and mice. Move traps to different locations if the bait does not disappear regularly. Reset the traps in two to three weeks to catch maturing rats and mice. Glue traps are also available and can be used with or without bait. It is very important to check all types of traps daily.
Repellents containing thiram have also been found effective in discouraging mice from damaging young trees and ornamentals. Saftey Precautions Use caution when near mice and droppings: Wear rubber gloves and a dust mask during cleanup. Dampen droppings and debris with a solution of bleach and water before wiping up. Wear gloves to dispose of dead rats and mice. Double bag the bodies of dead rats and mice in plastic bags and put in a garbage bin with a secure lid. Wash hands and exposed clothing thoroughly after cleanup and separate from other laundry. Never sweep or vacuum dry droppings. The dust that is raised can cause illness.