During the summer of 2008 my family took an extended vacation. When we returned a month later one of the first things we noticed when we opened the door was an odd, unpleasant smell. Soon we noticed there were mouse droppings all over the house: under the couches, behind the dressers, under the refrigerator.
We purchased several of the ultra-sonic things you see advertised as mouse repellents. They make a noise that people can’t hear and the animals supposedly hate. They didn’t work. The animals still came. In fact, given the “evidence,” there were more of them than ever.
We have a maid that comes to clean every three weeks and she started to get impatient. She does not like to clean up after mice. She says she is only paid to clean up after people, not animals. Also, she is upset because she is a very good maid and takes a lot of pride in her work, but the house still smells funny, not like a clean house should.
I thought we needed to hire an expert. We hire people to do all kinds of things for us. Dentists clean our teeth. Maids clean our house. An accountant does our taxes. We needed a professional to get rid of the mice.
At first I didn’t want to do it. After all, this would cost a lot of money. Then I totaled up all that we had spent on the little noise makers and on deodorizers and thought about how hard it is to find a good maid, and it didn’t seem like such a bad idea any more.
I found a company that works in the Houston Area. No, it isn’t an exterminator, like for roaches. It is an animal control operator. These people live and breathe wild animals. It is what they do. They know all about how to get rid of mice, or just about any other critter that might be bothering you.
They sure got rid of our mice. It didn’t take them very long and they were very clean about it. They didn’t interfere with our lives. They didn’t make us feel bad for having a mouse problem. Lots of people have mouse problems, they said, the important thing is to do something about it.
Nationwide Mouse Control: 1-888-488-1415