Mice pest control is a popular pest control service, and one that our team specialise in. A common mistake when dealing with a mouse infestation is to take it less seriously than a rat infestation. Unfortunately, whilst they may appear harmless, mice can cause a number of serious issues in your home or business.
Common issues caused by a mouse infestation are mainly down to damage to property and health issues. Mice tend to gnaw on such things as cables/electrical wiring and wooden objects, and their urine/faeces are known to spread diseases such as Salmonellosis and Hantavirus through the contamination of food.
They’re also able to increase in numbers extremely quickly, which means infestations can soon get out of control. 1 Breeding pair of mice can produce up to 5000 in a single year.
If you feel you have a mouse problem, then our mice pest control service is for you.
Areas we offer mice pest control
We offer mice pest control to Shropshire and the North West of England in areas such as:
Signs of a mouse infestation
Similar to rats, it’s fairly straightforward to spot a mouse infestation. However, if you’re going to catch sight of one, you’re more likely to do it in the evenings – mice are nocturnal by nature. Although, if you’re spotting mice in the daytime, this may indicate a heavy infestation. Common signs that you may have a mouse infestation are:
Nests – these are usually made out of shredded materials, and most commonly found in places such as lofts, cavity walls, suspended ceilings, and in enclosed spaces such as behind appliances, under the kitchen sink or underneath furniture
Footprints – these tend to appear in dustier areas but often won’t be spotted other than buy a professional
Grease/smear marks – these are caused by mice rubbing up against skirting/walls and floors. Oily deposits from their fur are left on surfaces as they continually pass over them.
Droppings – mice droppings are typically small (around 3-8mm) and dark. Mice produce up to 80 droppings a day.
Strong, ammonia-esque smells – mice tend to urinate often, and their urine comes with a strong ammonia-like smell
Scratching noises – you’re more likely to notice these after dusk
If you’ve spotted one or more of the above signs, then you may have a mice infestation on your hands. If this is the case, our team is able to provide mice pest control services across Shropshire and the North West. Contact us here.
Why do I have mice in my house?
Many people will assume that mice appear as a result of a dirty or messy environments. Whilst this can be a contributing factor, it is not always the case. Mice are always hunting for new sources of food, warmth and shelter, so in some cases a mice infestation may occur due to the fact that they have noticed an opportunity in your home. Often an infestation will correlate with poor weather conditions as mice seek shelter.
How do I get rid of mice?
The best solution to remove mice from your home is through using a mice pest control service. This ensures that the infestation is dealt with effectively and can also reduce the possibility of such an infestation occurring again. However, common ways of trying to remove mice from a home include mouse traps, a rodenticide treatment and locating/blocking off potential entry points.
How to identify mice in walls
It’d be very difficult to identify for anyone other than a professional but scratching and noises in your walls or ceilings would be the biggest give away.
As well as seeking refuge under appliances/furniture and in other enclosed spaces, it’s also common for mice to set up a nest inside walls. Unfortunately, these can often go unnoticed. However, you’ll still be able to spot the usual signs such as droppings, grease marks and footprints when mice leave and return to the nest.
Cost of mice pest control
The cost of mice pest control can vary due to factors such as:
- The size of the infestation
- The location of the infestation
If you’re worried about a mice infestation then please get in touch with our team, who will be able to provide you with a bespoke consultation for mice pest control.