Mice Control Services - Get Rid of them Fast
Mice have been known to spread some nasty diseases to humans such as Salmonella, Listeria, which can cause food poisoning.
These nibbling nuisances have a compulsive need to gnaw to keep their incisor teeth worn down to a constant length. Electric cables, water and gas pipes, packaging and woodwork, may all be seriously damaged by mice – many instances of electrical fires and floods have been attributed to them.
Mice can ruin an organisation’s reputation. If clients and customers spot evidence of rodent infestation in the premises you manage, they are unlikely to want to do business with you.
Signs of a Mouse Activity
- Mice droppings – Droppings are often black, rod-shaped and 3-6mm long. Fresh droppings will be soft and moist. Each mouse can leave approximately 80 droppings per day. Common places to find mouse droppings are under the kitchen sink, around central heating boilers and in roof spaces.
- Smear marks – These are dark grey marks left on surfaces by repeated contact with the oils in mouse fur.
- Nests – Sometimes nests can be found indoors for example in lofts, under floorboards or in airing cupboards.
- Gnawing – Mice gnaw continually on materials such as wood, carpets, paper, pipe cables and furniture. Check for damage to foodstuffs in cupboards.
HOW TO GET RID OF MICE
It is important to get rid of mice quickly, as mice are adaptable, highly mobile and breed rapidly – this combination can make mouse control a difficult task for the untrained individual. For any mouse infestation, we would always recommend contacting a professional pest control company, preferably one that a member of the BPCA as all businesses that are BPCA approved have had training and audits on pest control. All MIDS Pest Control we are trained in mouse control and will have access to a range of professional use rodenticides which are not available to the public. However we also more than happy to recommend the product for you to try yourself if you would like to do this first, please find the enclosed link to where you can buy MIDSpestcontrolsupplies.co.uk
If you decide to carry out the work yourself, then you can buy amateur use poisons and traps from midspestcontrolsupplies.co.uk. However, due to their habits, traditional baiting techniques and trapping frequently do not work, and a combination of rodenticides may be necessary. An alternative to using poisons are break-back traps. You may catch mice if baited with nutty chocolate, raisins or similar attractive food and placed close to signs of mouse activity. Ironically, cheese is a comparatively poor mouse-baiter. Place traps close to and at right angles to walls so the treadle may be activated from either direction. When placing poison or traps, make sure they are in a safe and secure place out of reach of children and pets.
HOW TO PREVENT MICE
Eliminate any harbourage points such as sealing gaps around pipes and under sheds; Mice only need a gap of 5 mm to gain entry but normally they are 20-30 mm in diameter.
Remove potential nesting sites by keeping yards and gardens clean and tidy, by cutting back overgrown areas and clearing any piles of wood/debris. Cover any household waste where mice can get access to it, close dustbin lids and cover compost heaps.
We also recommend that airbrick covers, please find enclosed link www.midspestcontrolsupplies.co.uk