Mice pest control

Mice key Facts
  • Living in nests that they build out of cloth, wool and paper.
  • Can squeeze through cracks as small as 5mm, but mouse holes are usually 20-30mm in diameter. More active at night.
  • The will normally move close to walls to avoid danger, as they dont see very well. Mice see better at night than durring the day.
  • An average female mouse has 30 to 35 babies per year.
  • 20 day gestation period for a Mouse. Mouse gestation periods can generally be anywhere from 19-21 days.
  • Mouse Information

    There are two common types of mouse in the UK to be aware of:

      • House mouse
      • Field mouse or wood mouse

    If you come into contact with a mouse, chances are it’s a house mouse. Three guesses why?

    These mice are known as “commensal rodents”, which refers to them living with or in close proximity to humans.

    The House Mouse

    The house mouse (Mus musculus) is a small mammal of the order Rodentia, characteristically having a pointed snout, large rounded ears, and a long and almost hairless tail. It is one of the most abundant species of the genus Mus. Although a wild animal, the house mouse has benefited significantly from associating with human habitation to the point that truly wild populations are significantly less common than the semi-tame populations near human activity.

    The house mouse has been domesticated as the pet or fancy mouse, and as the laboratory mouse, which is one of the most important model organisms in biology and medicine.

    The Field Mouse

    Wood Mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) This is the commonest species of mouse in the UK. It has other names including Long-tailed Field Mouse (which may be more appropriateas it generally prefers hedgerows to woodland). The distinctive features are the very long tail (as long as, or sometimes longer than, the head and body combined) fur colour, the large black eye and large ears. This one was so small – less than two inches long, excluding its tail – that I think it must be a very young one. Thanks to Duncan Goulder for help with identification

    Mice Pest Control


    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.

    vermin 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



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