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Hiring and Communicating with a Home Cleaning Service

Thanks for stopping by my website. My name is Annabelle Collins. My husband and I live in a large house with our two teenage children. We’re fortunate in that we’re able to have a cleaning service come and clean on a weekly basis. In the past, I found that it was difficult for me to exert myself when it came to hiring and communicating with our cleaning service. I’ve never been very authoritative, and that shone through in a not good way. I wanted things to be done in a certain way, but found it difficult to ask for what I wanted. I have come to realize that in order for the service to do the job I want to be done, I have to ask for it to happen. I doubt that I’m alone in the fact that this is difficult, and want to share my experience and growth.


Hiring and Communicating with a Home Cleaning Service

3 Things You Can Do to Help Control Your Mouse Problem

by Vicki Burns

Mice can be a huge problem, even though they are small creatures. They can destroy your food and make it inedible. They can chew on your wiring and just overall cause chaos in your house. If you think that you have mice, you want to do everything you can to control the problem, get rid of them, and keep them from coming back. Call an exterminator to come out to your house and set up traps to get rid of the mice and to advise you on things that you can do that will help you get rid of them. There are also a few things that you can do on your own to help to deal with the issue. 

Food Storage

One of the things that you can do is to change the way that you store food. Putting things like crackers, flour, sugar, and cereal into sealable plastic, metal, or glass containers means that the mice are going to have a harder time getting to your food. As an added bonus, you can see exactly how much you have of any of those particular supplies. It may also be possible to store the food easier because the containers are often more regularly shaped than other options. Just make sure that you label each of the containers so that you don't get the wrong thing when you are looking for something. 

Clear Out Debris

In the summer and in nicer weather, mice will find places like woodpiles or other debris to live in. If those things are too close to your house, the mice will not only have a nice place to stay in the nice weather, they will also have an easy route straight into your home, without even having to worry about running through clear areas. So clean out debris, overgrown gardens, and move woodpiles that may be too near your house. 

Check For Access Points

You can also walk around your house and see if you see any small access points. You might not be able to find the exact spot where the mice are getting in, since they can get in through small holes, but you can see places that might indicate how they are getting into your house. If you see holes or cracks, you can seal them up with a piece of metal mesh that is larger than the hole. 

If you have mice, you want to control the issue. Call local mice control services near you to learn more.