Almost a year ago, we had some mice in the crawl space that were finding their way into the kitchen via a gap in the flooring behind our dishwasher. We patched that, patched a hole where we thought they were entering the crawl space, and laid some snap-traps in the crawl space. We killed three mice in two days and then the traps stayed empty. Sooo, we thought we solved the problem. Alas, I've heard little sounds in one of our interior walls and so I fear our mouse problems continue. Our wonderful but utterly clueless dog is of no assistance, and we're allergic to cats. I guess I'm ready to resort to an exterminator…
I made a frantic call to Redi National one Sunday when I saw a mouse run across my living room floor. I believe I was still up on a chair when I called (I hate rodents!). They had someone out within a couple of hours and he went through my whole house showing me where the mice had been partying. Where there is one mouse, there are likely a lot more, I learned. Now I have a few traps set out inside, and bait stations outside. They come once a month to service the bait stations. And if an inside trap catches one, I can call them and they will come out to take the dead one away. (I'm really a wimp when it comes to mice!) Since that first call a couple of years ago, I've only had two mice caught inside, and no droppings that I can see. The outside bait stations attract them, they eat what's inside, and then go away to die. Sorry to anyone who likes mice, but that's one animal I can't tolerate in my house. It's a monthly fee, but well worth it to me. Good luck.
I don't have a recommendation, but I do have a contra-recommendation: stay away from Redi-National. Their business model is to sell you on a maintenance contract, which may not necessarily be a bad thing. However, our experience with them was one of the worst customer experiences we've ever had. I won't go into all the details, but our relationship with them involved:
- being directly lied to by more than one employee
- multiple missed appointments
- extremely rude phone service (one girl simply hung up on my wife because her shift was over)
- multiple broken promises to return calls — we never once got a call back
- a letter to the BBB
- threats of a lawsuit
- …and absolutely no improvement on the rodent front
I cannot stress too strongly how much I would recommend you stay far away from this company. However, judging by the previous reply, your experience may vary.
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