Simplicity is absolute key when it comes to managing and controlling pests within a domestic property.
So, let's keep this advice simple. Lock up your chocolate!
Between the 15th of December and 5th of January we will see an uplift in domestic clients asking us to attend their homes to treat low level mouse infestations. 80% of those contacting us have never experienced problems before but they all say something similar, "We first noticed the Christmas chocolate being nibbled, we then saw dropping but we didn't think anything of it until we saw a live mouse running around the tree”.
Mice gaining entry into your home could be for many reasons but they generally stick around when they are presented with a reliable food source. In this case, chocolate under the tree, biscuits on a coffee table or nuts in a stocking. This is what i want you to do to PREVENT these low level infestations.
- Do not put chocolates under the tree (keep them out of reach). If they're
presents place under the tree on Christmas morning.
- Once opened (or even before) store sweet stuffs and nuts in a sealed
- Do not allow chocolate to be taken into bedrooms (of keep in a sealed
container). In the case of children especially young ones, you may want to
give the room a little search just in case.
- Before you go to bed vacuum the areas you have been eating (dining table,
Simple, simple, simple!