Mice are a common visitor to homes in the UK, especially as Autumn gets cooler. Mice often move indoors for warmth, protection and food.
|House mouse (Mus Domesticus)
Description: Small creatures. They squeeze through gaps as small as 7mm!
Habitat: Usually found in homes in search of food. However, it is usually found in hedgerows or in the woods due to its ability to climb trees.
Diet: Omnivorous feeders but preferring cereals and nuts, water is not vital as they derive moisture from the food they consume. They tend to feed by taking small, multiple amounts and quickly lose interest in one food source.
Lifecycle: With a litter size of 4-10 they litter 6-8 times a year. A pair of mice and their offspring can produce over 1000 offspring in a year.
||Wood Mouse (Apodemus Sylvaticus)
Description: Larger round ear, Longer tail and much lighter belly fur.
Habitat: Normally a field based rodent however, often moves indoors in winter.
Diet: These are also omnivorous feeders, sharing the same diet as the house mouse. However, it also feeds on earthworms, caterpillars and centipedes.
Lifecycle: Females produce litters of four to eight young up to six times in one year.
Signs of Infestation
- Noises from attics or cavity walls
- Boxes being nibbled
- Chewed pipe insulation
Mice urinate constantly and defecate around 80 times a day. Therefore, not only are they unsanitary creatures that cause nasty diseases to you and your family including: Hantavirus, Salmonella and Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis. They also cause damage to your home by nibbling away wood from the structure of your house.
Both humane and aggressive solutions are available, and a full risk assessment will be carried out before the treatment commences looking at a number of factors. For example: does the property contain children, cats or dogs that could get access to the bait?
The most effective treatment is normally a mixture of proofing & Anticoagulant bait stations with industrial traps baited with our secret formula high protein attractant. The treatment normally requires 2-3 visits normally 7-10 days apart.
For all your mice problems:
Call us on 0800 533 5121 (freephone) or
Northampton 01604 529333 Wellingborough 01933 808010
or text us on 07544 887827