Mice Nesting in the Couch in Northeast DC House

A customer in Northeast Washington DC reported mice nesting in a couch. A pest control company had attended in the past but the problem kept recurring. So they called us for a second opinion.

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Inspection

Two mice carcasses fell out of the sofa on first inspection. A deeper inspection revealed a mouse nest inside the couch. Simply treating the couch would not be enough — a permanent solution involved tracking their entry points to the house and sealing them.

We identified three main reasons for the recurring nature of this customer’s mice problem:

  • Readily available nesting material inside the couch
  • Bottom gaps on French doors offered mice easy access
  • Unsealed gap around the outlet offered a further entry point

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Suggestion and treatment

We treated the infested couch and closed the gap between outlet and wall. We suggested the customer buy a cap to cover the gaps in the French door — if gaps remained the problem would simply recur.

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Mice Inspection in Shed of Northwest Washington DC House

One of our customers in Northwest Washington DC reported signs that mice had moved into his shed. This was a newly purchased home and the customer wasn’t too crazy about sharing it with these unwelcome visitors.

Inspection

Clifford’s attention was drawn to a fake wooden door. Whole board wood had been used to replace the former used door, but the contractors were careless: they left the four corners unsealed, providing easy access for vermin.

Dirt and droppings in the area confirmed Clifford’s suspicions. Grass seed inside the shed provided a friendly environment for nesting. These mice had been there for a long time before their antics caught the customer’s attention.

Extermination

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This was a two-stage extermination. First we removed the grass seeds on which the mice fed. We then used bait and tracking powder to exterminate them. After treatment, we returned to seal the entry points from inside and outside.

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