DO MY OWN PEST CONTROL - DIY MOUSE CONTROL

This lovely 18 year old home has housed several families including humans. That’s right it has also been home to a few raccoons, and probably 30 to 50 mice and 3 wasps nests (all in the past 4 years since the new human owners moved in). Fortunately, since 2012 the home has only knowingly allowed humans to enter. Go here to learn more about Raccoons in the attic.

 

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Problem Mouse In The House

While the house is built to perfection and is gorgeous both in and out, mice were getting in without much resistance. The wildlife control folks informed – where you have mice you attract the interest of Raccoons – and so this house quickly became a multiplex with humans in the main living space, Raccoons eating mice in the attic and mice in all the passage ways of all the walls from basement to attic. Think it can’t happen to you! Look in your phone book at the Wildlife control listings. This is a thriving career and for a good reason!

Rodent Removal

After spending $900 to rid of a Raccoon and keep it out – that was cheap since this house was frequented by a Male Raccoon as a bachelor pad thank goodness. If a family with babies was present the removal cost and damage assessments would have risen significantly.

Another $1000 to Caulk Brick/Soffit Gaps (that is a tube of exterior caulking for every few linear feet of soffit meeting brick) to keep out Bats and Mice who scale the exterior brick walls and waltz into the attic and rest of the house.Totally worthwhile and necessary prevention. Hire the pros for this as it involves working on a ladder and is very physical.

The home owner thought this solved and cured the wildlife issues. It did not.

I Want To Get Started Installing My Weep Hole Inserts

The quicker I do this the quicker I shut mice out of the easiest way in and I prevent lots of potential problems without sacraficing my walls needed ventilation - Now That Is A Win!

Last year we bought a 30 year old home and our home inspector pointed out the house had signs of mice. Just the thought of that didn't appeal to us but everything else about the house was right for us. Fortunately our home inspector gave us great information on how we could prevent the mice from getting in. That is when we met Rid-O-Mice who helped us protect our largest investment.

F. PERRY - Pittsburg

We had elongated weep holes... meaning the weepholes extended above and below the actual brick. We were able to purchase some spare stainless inserts and cut them to fill in the gaps created by the abnormal height of the weep holes. Not all were like this but some were and it worked perfect!! See Wes's blog post with pictures here - Elongated Weep Holes

Wes Grands - Pensicola

It seems like a couple of times each year I was battling with the odd mouse. I set traps along the outside walls and had to resort to poison where I noticed their beautiful brown pellets usually in the furnace room but also under our dishwasher. That seemed to work temporarily. A friend of mine in the pest control business told me about Rid-O-Mice so I asked him to come by and take care of it. Haven't had any issues since.

Dave S - Chicago