Mice Pest Control Services
Not only do mice carry and spread diseases whilst they look for places to find food and take shelter, but they can also cause big damage to your home by their gnawing habits. Although they might look harmless, mice can be a big problem once they start to breed – so it’s important to eradicate the problem quickly! They have a flexible skeleton which enables them to fit through tight holes and cavities and their breeding rate is extremely rapid; where a female mouse can produce up to 10 litters a year with each litter producing up to 14 mice.
How do I know if I’ve got a mice infestation?
There are 2 main types of mice that you’ll find in an infestation. If you’re lucky enough to identify them, you’ll see a larger, long tailed field mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) which is around 2 inches long and light brown or you’ll see a smaller brown/grey house mouse (Mus domesticus). However, if you can’t identify the mouse itself, you’ll be able to see it’s droppings. Mice defecate frequently and you’ll often see their droppings (3mm-8mm long) near to food sources, cabinets and skirting boards. There’s also other ways to identify them which usually is through scratching in the night, bite marks and the smell of urine.
How do we solve the mice infestation problem?
Before anything, we always evaluate the scale of the problem. We’ll look at certain entry points and determine how we can stop mice from entering your home. Once we’ve completed out survey, we’ll be able to see how big the problem is and which steps we’ll need to follow to completely eradicate them.
Treatments such as wires, traps and fillers for small scale problems can work fairly quickly and if you’ve got a bigger problem, we can fully proof your loft space.
If you have a problem with mice in your home or you’re not sure, please give us a call and we’ll come and take a look for you.