Having mice anywhere is a serious problem that can cause health issues and problems with your home’s structure. Having them in the kitchen is even worse because that means they’ve found a constant supply of food and won’t want to leave—at least until you can bring in an exterminator to rid your house of these unwanted pests. Here’s what to do if you’ve got mice in your Brooklyn, NY, kitchen.
Diagnosing the Problem
You may have been dealing with mice for a while, or you may have just discovered recently that you have visitors. Mice are unwelcome rodents that can carry disease and pestilence with them when they invade your home. They’re drawn to kitchens as a food source, so that may be why you’ve noticed mouse droppings in this area of your home. Or perhaps you did not notice them at first, because mouse droppings are very small and can look like crumbs of food or dirt. But droppings can cause serious health issues for you, your family, and your pets.
Aside from their droppings, mice can carry other critters that hitchhike on their backs, like mites, fleas, and ticks. This spells big trouble for your household if the mice have settled in as permanent residents of your home. Because mice have such flexible skeletal structures, they can easily squeeze through small spaces. This means that it’s near impossible to keep them out if the only solution you have under your sleeve is trying to close up holes in your foundation. An exterminator is absolutely necessary to put an end to your mouse problem.
That’s Where We Come In…
Once you’ve called us, we will come to your home to assess the situation and work with you to come up with a plan for remediation. This means finding out where the mice are coming from, and attacking at the source of the problem. Breeding for mice occurs year-round, and they have a very short gestation period—in other words, they can reproduce quite rapidly. Finding the nest and eliminating it is the first step. Then we’ll fix the holes in your infrastructure that they’ve come through to make sure that you won’t be bothered again. Lastly, we’ll take care of any remaining rodents to ensure the problem is fixed.
Keeping your home rodent-free is important for maintaining a clean, safe, and healthy environment for your family. After we execute our treatment plan, we’ll follow up with you to make sure all of the rodents are gone. It’s important to maintain a clean home once this is done to prevent them from returning. This involves safe food storage, especially of dried goods in cabinets and pantries. It also means keeping a clean kitchen sink free of any food debris that might attract rodents. Lastly, make sure garbage is kept in a covered receptacle with no possible entry points for mice. With this plan in place, we’re confident you can start anew rodent-free.
If you know you’ve got mice and want an exterminator to help, contact us and we’ll come quickly. A rodent problem is not something to take lightly or procrastinate about, so make sure you get in touch with us as soon as possible!