Mouse traps or glue boards? Which are better?

Mouse traps or glue boards are just two of the many methods available to someone looking to control mice.  As a pest management professional I have a preference. We all know what a mouse trap looks like.  As of late there have been some new entries into the market, but the truth is that they […]

What is the cost of mouse extermination?

What is the cost of mouse extermination? It’s a question that pest control companies answer daily. However, instead of asking what is the cost of mouse extermination I think the real question is: what am I getting for my money? The extermination of mice at first glance may seem easy, but recently mice have become a year-round […]

How do mice get in houses? It’s easy

How do mice get in houses it’s a comment that pest controllers hear all the time.  The complaint comes from frustrated homeowners that just want mice gone forever.  In some cases a service person can block up obvious areas, but in other cases mice just chew their way in again. Over the winter I was […]

Keeping mice out of outdoor appliances

  Keeping mice out of outdoor appliances is hard.  There probably is no greater frustration in the spring time than getting a bill from a contractor for $1000 or more because mice got into a pool heater, generator or A/C condenser.  Yet, every year this happens to thousands of people.  Did you know this could […]

Bat versus mouse droppings

Bat versus mouse droppings are actually quite different in appearance.  If you know the difference between the two your chances at controlling either pest rises. Get it wrong and it will be a complete failure. The methods of control for these pests are very different. In order to begin a discussion about poop, you’ll need […]

Stains from mice and droppings

Stains from mice and droppings can be two of the most disgusting things you’ll see that mice leave behind.  The reason is that there will be no doubt where the mice have been traveling most frequently.  Many times it’s in the most frequented places in your home like the kitchen. If you want to know […]

Mice inside? Here are some obvious entrances?

Mice inside the home is a common problem especially during the winter.  In fact, its the most popular pest we service from the months of September thru March.  The common question that most people ask is, how are they getting in?  The answer is different with every home, but there are some common places to […]

How to catch mice in a home

How to catch mice is a matter of persistence and knowing the particulars of your prey. Can you do it? Every year mice are a problem throughout the world.  Over history rodents in general have been responsible for not only disease, but also contamination of food stuffs and food areas.  To say that mice are […]

Mice nesting in foam insulation

Mice nesting in foam insulation can be a real problem.  The reason is that most people just don’t take mice into account when looking to save money on their energy bills. Everyone wants a warm home.  One of the best methods to achieve this goal is to add insulation, in particular foam insulation.  I’ve been […]

Pest control in the fall is important

Pest control in the fall is a very important time of the year to receive service.  However, many homeowners ignore it because they assume pests are gone.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.  In fact, many pests such as mice, stinkbugs, wasps and ants will overwinter in your home and emerge next spring.  Here […]