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.
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
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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