Retired television broadcast professionals Bob and Fiona suffered mice infestations over a period of two years. But that is all in the past because they called in SUPERPROOFTM to protect their home against further mouse problems.
The couple say the thorough mouse proofing service delivered by SUPERPROOFTM to get rid of the mice represented the best value for money because, unlike other pest control methods, it actually worked.
What is more, our mouse infestation solution gave them peace of mind, because their pet dog was never exposed to the risk of poisons and glue pads that other pest control companies advocated.
Great value because it works
Bob says: “In my view, SUPERPROOFTM represents great value for money. We had spent a lot money and wasted a lot of time trying other ways to get mice out of our property, which didn’t work.
“SUPERPROOFTM came along and achieved it straight away. Their approach is forensically thorough. They say what they will do, and then they do it, with excellent results. We were very impressed.
“We also liked the added reassurance of having the work guaranteed for 6 months. It meant we could be sure that the mice would be properly dealt with.
“What we really liked was that they don’t use poisons or traps. We don’t want to do anything that threatens wildlife, and we were very concerned about the welfare of our pet. So mouse proofing appealed to us as an ideal solution.”
Bob, a retired freelance television director and stage manager, and his wife, Fiona, a former network assistant for the BBC, live in a ground floor apartment, with their Afghan hound, in West London.
Pet safety first – no baiting or traps
They first experienced mouse infestation problems about two years ago. The local council’s pest control service recommended putting down some bait, covering external air bricks and blocking any holes they could see.
They did the work, and all was well for some months. But then the mice started appearing in their home once again.
Bob says: “A lot of building work was being done at the property next door, and I think this might have disturbed some mice who decided they would come to live with us instead.
“I was not keen on baiting or trapping. Our upstairs neighbours had similar mice problems and used glue traps to try to catch them. But that seemed cruel to us, and I was worried about our dog interfering with the traps.
“Anyway, the glue traps didn’t work. Some mice were caught, but it didn’t do anything to stop the infestation, so they didn’t turn out to be effective.
Effective mouse proofing “made sense”
“I was keen to have a permanent solution to the problem that wouldn’t put our pet at risk, so I searched online, and discovered SUPERPROOFTM. I thought what they said about proper mouse proofing being the answer made sense.
“It was more expensive than other mouse infestation work we’d had done before, but with the 6-month certified guarantee being offered, I thought it was worth having them in to see what they could do.”
When the SUPERPROOFTM technician arrived to carry out the mouse proofing work, Bob and Fiona were impressed with the thoroughness of his approach.
Bob says: “He worked hard from the moment he arrived until the moment he left. It took at least six hours, and he didn’t even leave time to drink the cup of coffee we made for him.
Impressive effort to get rid of mice
“I was amazed by how many places he found that needed proofing. I never realised, until then, how many ways a mouse can get into your house! The effort required to mouse proof a property effectively is much greater than I expected.
“The proofing work he did was on a completely different scale to what had been attempted previously.”
Once the initial work had been completed, the couple were concerned that their dishwasher was leaking, so a SUPERPROOFTM manager promptly returned to check the appliance.
Bob says: “He quickly sorted that problem, then took the opportunity to review the mouse proofing work that had been done. Their attention to detail is very impressive.”
Home protected but looks the same
Six months on from SUPERPROOFTM mouse proofing being completed, the mice have gone, and there is no sign of them coming back.
“SUPERPROOFTM are very pleasant to deal with and do a very good job. Given the amount of work they do, and the fact that their mouse proofing service works, I think it’s very good value for money,” says Bob.
“I like mice myself. We just can’t have them in our home, and Fiona couldn’t sleep properly knowing they might be around. So having a genuinely effective mouse proofing service that does no harm to mice and other wildlife is perfect for us.
“What’s very clever is that, once the work is done, you’d never know SUPERPROOFTM had been there. Most of the proofing work carried out is hidden from view, but it’s certainly reassuring to know it’s there.”