Mice are one of the most common pests that people encounter. A mouse can squeeze through a 6mm hole which is roughly the circumference of a pen, making it extremely easy for them to enter your property!
They scurry on your floors/worksurfaces, spreading deadly diseases like salmonella & listeria as they go.
There are numerous clues to help you determine whether you have a mice infestation including: droppings, grease rub marks, scratching noises (particularly at night), tracks/footprints and a strong foul odor.
If you suspect that you have a mice infestation, you’re search for a solution is over! At Pestcure we offer reliable, professional pest control solutions at affordable prices.
MICE ARE A THREAT TO YOUR FAMILY, HOME AND BUSINESS AND PESTCURE LTD WILL NOT BE SATISFIED UNTIL EVERY SINGLE MOUSE IS ELIMINATED FROM YOUR PREMISES.
STEP ONE: Inspection & Planning
Our expert British Pest Control Association (BPCA) trained mouse exterminator will survey your property and identify the species of mouse that are invading your property, as well as the damage that they may have caused and entry points. Your technician will then tailor the most cost-effective control and eradication plan which will be thoroughly explained to you including the use of rodenticides.
STEP 2: Eradication
Child and pet safe specialised baited traps/boxes will be laid in specific identified areas to encourage the mice to come out of hiding. Unlike rats, mice are not neophobic and should not be afraid to eat the bait unless there is some behavioural resistance.
STEP 3: Follow-up
Your technician will return at an agreed date to check the traps, remove caught rodents and assess the signs of activity at the entry points to pin point exactly where the mice are gaining entry. The identified points will then be sealed with professional grade materials to avoid re-entry into your property. All traps will be removed and your property will now be mice free!
Mice are rapid breeders; in perfect conditions, a pair of mice can produce 2000 babies per year! With this in mind, it is important to act swiftly as the longer treatment is delayed, the more difficult it is to treat. If you are a homeowner, you are responsible for treating the infestation if you choose to do so.
If you are renting, your landlord is liable to treat the infestation if repairs are needed to block entry points or if your house is not deemed safe to stay in. You can find further advice in relation to renting at: Pests and vermin infestations in rented homes.
DIY mouse control may seem like an attractive option, but is highly likely to be unsuccessful for the untrained individual.
We would always recommend the use of a professional pest company such as Pestcure to control your infestation as they are highly trained in mouse control and have access to rodenticides that are not available to the general public.
Furthermore, there is no scientific evidence to support the use of home remedies such as peppermint oil spray deterring mice.
WARNING: If you do decide to attempt DIY treatment, always ensure that you carefully read/follow instructions to prevent injury to children and pets.
Rodents should be disposed of appropriately.
Contact your local council for further advice if you are unsure.
Dealing with an infestation of mice can cause great distress, both mentally and financially and the most helpful thing you can do is mouse-proof your home to avoid rodents entering your property in the first place.
One of the most successful steps you can take is to seal off any potential entry points using caulk/steel wool that are as small as the width of a pencil!
Mice are extremely agile creatures and can squeeze through the smallest of holes; try not to forget holes that are higher up, not just on the ground as they are confident climbers and will attempt entry wherever they can.
The installation of door sweeps on exterior doors will also hinder their efforts and are particularly useful during winter months when a mouse will seek out shelter, warmth and comfort.
Mice are attracted to certain conditions and if you remove these conditions, you will maximize your chances of deterring them. One of the driving factors of an invasion is a mouse’s desire for food- like humans, they thrive on carbohydrates making your cupboard essentials highly inviting!
Ensure that you seal all food packets in airtight containers to stop them ripping the packets open or knocking them over to access the food.
They will also scavenge for scraps in outdoor bins so always make sure that you do not leave food debris outside or in black bags that can easily be ripped open.
Second to food, mice yearn for warmth and comfort to nest in. They seek out cluttered areas to satisfy this desire and are particularly fond of garages, lofts and in wall cavities abundant with insulation.
Try to keep your home as de-cluttered as possible, especially storage boxes and collections of papers as these provide perfect nesting opportunities.
If you follow the above steps/precautions, you will give yourself the very best chance of deterring these rodents.
Mice are opportunists and will do literally anything to survive, including eating non-edible materials such as plastic! Over the years they have adapted to ensure their survival; do not allow your home to offer them the opportunity to do so.
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The discovery of a potential mouse infestation can cause great distress. Many people believe that it is their fault, that they are dirty or that they have somehow done something wrong to encourage them.
whilst there are lots of things that you can to to prevent mice in your home, nature is very unpredictable and for some people an infestation is simply the result of scavengers seeking out food and shelter- It does not mean that your house is dirty! Mice are opportunists and will search for shelter where they can, regardless of whether dirt is present or not.
There are a multitude of clues that will help you to determine if mice have invaded your home. One of the most noticeable indicators are small, brown, rice-sized droppings that tend to be close to potential food sources.
If the droppings are much larger, this could be the sign of a rat infestation that requires a slightly different approach. If there are mice droppings present, it is highly likely that the mice have also dribbled urine as well, adding to the risk of bacteria and infections.
The second sign is gnaw marks on electrical wires, cables and many other inedible products such as wood and paper. A mouse’s teeth never stop growing and as a result of this, they persistently chew to prevent them becoming overgrown.
If you spot gnaw marks on electrical cables you should take immediate action as they pose a serious fire risk. Never attempt to repair electrical cables yourself unless you are trained to do so; you should always contact a qualified electrician.
Thirdly, you may hear scuttling/scratching noises particularly at night due to mice being nocturnal creatures. Mice have very poor eyesight and they are highly sensitive to bright lights which is one of the reasons they tend to sleep during the day and forage at night.
From a survival perspective, mice will become active when there is a minimal amount of danger. At night, your house is still and quiet making it an ideal time for them to scavenge for food.
The fourth possible sign is rub marks and/or footprints. As mentioned above, mice have poor eyesight and rely on their senses of touch and smell to navigate their way round.
As they feel their way, they tend to leave grease marks and footprints especially on skirting boards/kitchen cupboard plinths. In dusty areas, you may spot footprints that could actually lead back to their nest.
If you spot any of the above signs the next step is to identify where the mice are nesting. This is a particularly tricky task best attempted by a mice/mouse exterminator but if you attempt DIY rodent control you should begin by looking in the following areas:
1. YOUR KITCHEN:
Kitchens are a prime nesting spot for mice as they are close to a food source. You should look behind all appliances and closely scrutinize holes where pipes/wires are connected. A common place is behind cupboard plinths as they can easily remain undisturbed.
2. YOUR LOFT:
Lofts generally remain undisturbed and are a perfect spot for a nest. Check the corners, underneath storage material and inside any insulation. Remember, mice seek the same home comforts that we do!
3. WALL VOIDS/CAVITIES:
If mice are able to chew through a wall void, they will do so. Again, as this area is quiet and undisturbed it makes a good nesting spot.
4. YOUR GARAGE:
Garages tend to contain lots of clutter and that’s what mice love! They will burrow through it and make their nest out of materials that they have probably gnawed through in your garage! Try to keep your garage as tidy as possible-you could install shelves to help minimize clutter on the ground.
We offer a 3 month guarantee to all of our clients, providing that your 3 part treatment plan is carried out according to the technician's recommendations.
The house mouse was identified from around the 10th century BC. It is likely that it was once a wild species somewhere on the boarders of Iran and the USSR, gradually spreading with the practice of agriculture farming.
It's small size makes it an easy animal to transport and they are usually hidden in items and various materials.
House mice are variable in appearance and colour from grey, dark grey to almost black. The under belly may be slightly lighter than the fur above but not usually markedly so.
Mice are extremely adaptable and probably after man, the most numerous mammal on the planet. They are well adapted to living with humans and exploiting the environments that humans create. They are therefore almost always found living in close proximity with humans.
Weight is usually less than 23g, average is 15-18g
Combined body length 70 - 90 mm
Usually less than 28g, average 25g
Combined body length 80 - 110 mm
They will burrow in soil when they are living outside or where no other harbourage is available. They rarely, If ever, burrow outside in wetter, cold climates, but will do so in warm, dry climates when they need to.
They are good climbers and they can climb vertical walls if the surfaces are rough.
Mice have no difficulty travelling by way of pipes, beams or cables.
They have even been known to move between the floors of buildings using lifts.
They are quick to exploit cavities in the walls, roof spaces and ducts of buildings that they use for harbourage. In stockpiled food they often nest in the cavities between sacks and, where possible, in the sacks themselves.
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The most reliable way to get rid of mice is to use look for pest control near you. A mice exterminator will have access to products that are simply not available to the general public for safety reasons.
Any reliable company will offer a guarantee so you can be rest assured that if any problems arrive, you will be covered.
It is tempting to attempt to solve the problem yourself but the truth is, an untrained individual doesn’t have the knowledge of a qualified pest control technician and will likely fail at their attempts.