June 7th through the 13th is Child Safety Week.
For mums, it is just one week out of a lifetime they spend caring for and ensuring the safety of their children.
Here at MouseMesh we received a testimonial so touching that we reached out to the mum who wrote it. We wanted to hear more about the emotional and psychological toll that having pests can take on a family…
Especially a parent…
“The fact of having mice or anything pest-related just sent me into a sheer panic,” Anna told us.
She felt things no mum should ever feel. Scared. Dirty. Ashamed. She couldn’t focus at work because all she could think about was mice. There were points when she didn’t even want to go home at the end of the day.
It was a constant battle.
“Sleeping was out of the question,” Anna said, “I was thinking of irrational things like the mice getting into our beds if we were sleeping and hurting the kids.”
Anna’s concerns are not irrational…
While it isn’t a common occurrence, mice, and rats in particular, have been known to climb into the cribs of sleeping children, drawn by the smell of milk, or any food left on their hands or faces.
Anna spoke about obsessively cleaning worktops and cutlery time after time because she was so afraid a mouse had urinated or scampered across the surface.
She was worried that her children, and now a new puppy would find and eat the poisons she was having to use.
She felt helpless, panicked, and exhausted.
A home should be a safe haven, and for Anna and so many other families suffering from a pest infestation, it was not.
Anna found MouseMesh and a pest controller who helped her find the right size to fit over her air brick vents.
“It was an area ruled out if anything did get in,” she said.
Anna sealed up a known point of entry, and the pest controller looked for and proofed any other spaces he could find. He also took care of the current pests so Anna didn’t have to place anymore poisons throughout her home.
“Discreet, smart, and affordable.”
“The peace of mind was instant,” Anna said, “For the first time in a long time I felt that my kids were safe. My house was clean! It finally smells fresh! I can have friends over and I don’t have to stress about them seeing a mouse dropping.”
The mental and physical strain of living with pests is real, and mums with kids feel it the most.
Help is out there! Don’t suffer in silence. Keep your loved ones safe and call your local pest controller to inspect and have MouseMesh air brick covers fitted to your home.
In honour of Child Safety Week, thank you for the testimonial, Anna! We’re so happy we could help.