Homes and properties can quickly become infested by The House Mouse and sometimes The Wood Mouse / Field Mouse. Typically it is House Mice that will take up residence in your kitchen or loft. House mice weigh approximately 10-25g. House Mice come in a variety of colours from different shades of grey to light brown and black. The House Mouse will live under the floor, in voids and attics, venturing into the kitchen to feed. In a kitchen the mice are often attracted to cooker hobs and under toasters picking up crumbs of food. The House Mouse is mostly a nocturnal animal, sleeping 12 hours a day and becoming active at night in homes and businesses.
Signs of Mice:
- Droppings, black in colour and the size of a grain of rice. Often found in kitchen cupboards and on kitchen work tops.
- Damage to food packets in the kitchen. Damage to electrical wires or skirting boards in the property.
- Smells, mice urine can have a distinctive rodent smell, similar to a musty / ammonia like smell.
- Noises, mice can often be heard scurrying in ceiling voids and behind kitchen cupboards.
Wood Mice differ in appearance to the House Mouse having larger eyes and ears compared to the average House Mouse
While some residents, see mice as cute animals that they are happy to live along side. Many inhabitants have a phobia of mice and want them controlled and removed from their home / property as quickly as possible. It is a natural human behavior to be alarmed by the sight of mice in. House mice can transmit a number of diseases to humans, by contaminating kitchen work surfaces and food stuffs. The diseases a House Mouse could potentially transmit to the human population are leptospirosis, tularemia and murine typhus. There is evidence to suggest that continued exposure to mice droppings and fur can cause or worsen asthma in humans.
House Mice in are rapid breeders with a gestation period of only 19-21 days. A female House Mouse will give birth to between 3-14 young having between 5 to 10 litters a year. This means a mouse problem can become a high level House Mouse infestation very quickly. As a population of a mouse infestation increases the mice will begin to run out of food and territory. When this happens the mice will spread to other properties. Especially in blocks of flats and terraced homes.
Customers regularly ask why their DIY attempts in their propertiy have not worked, to eradicate a mouse infestation? Some of the reasons are:
- Poor quality traps and baits.
- Traps and baits located in non-optimum places.
Indigo Pest Control use professional use baits that have been manufactured with specialist attractants as part of the product, making them highly palatable to mice.
Indigo Pest Control listen to our customers requirements. Whether it’s for a one off control, of a small infestation in a home or business, extensive proofing work to solve a reoccurring mouse infestation. Indigo Pest Control are on hand to listen, plan and implement to the exact needs of our customers.
Indigo Pest Control are experienced at controlling and resolving mouse infestations. We offer a transparent and friendly mice control service to customers, because we are a local business customers have direct contact to the technician dealing with the mouse infestation in their property. The trained and qualified technician is able to answer any questions or concerns the customer may have during and after the treatment.