Finding a mouse in your home or business can be very distressing and worrying. Mice are known to carry salmonella and listeria and can spread disease in their search for food and shelter. This poses health risks, particularly in kitchens areas. Mice can also multiply quickly which can increase the problem exponentially.
If you think you have mice in your home please contact us immediately for a fast and effective solution.
How do I identify mice?
A mouse is about 8 cm long excluding tail and has brown/grey fur lighter on the underside.
Where can mice be found in buildings?
- Inside the insulation of walls and lofts
- In boiler cupboards
- Under kitchen units counters and bathtubs
- In attics and cellars where cardboard and cloth etc are kept
What do they eat?
Rather than their stereotype of being cheese lovers , they prefer a diet of cereals, biscuits chocolate, but when in the house they will eat anything that is not in an airtight container. House mice normally get the moisture they need from the food they eat and do not have to seek out a source of water.
What attracts them?
In a word food mice are masters at seeking out scraps of food in and around the house; but their favourite is food left out for pets and birds, discarded food uncollected rubbish and litter.
How do I know if I have a mouse problem?
- Droppings normally about 5 cms long normally near food sources
- Scratching noises
- Evidence of gnawing
- Burrows or nests
- Sometimes a strong musky smell
Are they harmful?
Mice are known to carry salmonella and listeria and can spread disease in their search for food and shelter. This poses health risks, particularly in kitchens areas.
Mice are capable of reproducing from 4 weeks old, they have an average lifespan of a mouse is 9 to 12 months. Mice are not incontinent but do leave scent trails for territories. They are excellent climbers and can swim but tend to avoid water.
Method to remove a mouse infestation
Catchers Pest Control normally use baited traps as the usual method, plus bait boxes baited with rodenticide. Rodent control is done in a discrete manner and unmarked vans are available on request.
Once you have identified you have mice call for a mouse catcher at Catchers Pest Control
To prevent a mouse problem in the first instance or to deter mice from returning, I also provide a wide range of Rodent Proofing options to better protect your premises. During a site survey, I will advise on how to make common entry points less accessible, block off hidden holes or protect doorways. Bait stations can also be deployed in strategic locations to ensure complete peace of mind.
If you require assistance in neutralising a mouse infestation or want to proof your premises against mice for either your commercial or residential property then please contact us on 01623 455736.