Mice Control Treatment and Exclusion Proofing – Case Study in Wandsworth, South West London.
You notice mice droppings on the kitchen work surfaces one morning. On closer inspection there are mice droppings down the side of the fridge and along the skirting board in the dining room. Your property is a four bedroom Edwardian terraced house in Wandsworth. Concerned about the diseases mice can spread in their urine and droppings. These include salmonellosis amongst others.
Further concerns relating to the presence of mice in your Wandsworth house. The damage the mice may cause to electrical and internet cables, the speed at which the mice may breed, increasing the size of the infestation rapidly. Mice typically live in family groups of one male and four or five females. This number can rapidly increase in number further infesting a property or neighbouring Wandsworth homes.
Unsure if DIY products will be affective and having heard they may make the problem worse. You opt to get the professional pest controllers in. After doing some research for a reputable company local to the Wandsworth Council Borough area, you choose Indigo Pest Control.
The pest control technician does a survey of your Wandsworth property, identifying possible entry points including a hole in the floor under the kitchen sink and a number of vents around the property. These are typical mouse entry points in a Wandsworth home.
The BPCA qualified technician from Indigo Pest Control explains the various options to eradicate the mice in the property. These include the standard service, laying professional grade baits through the ground floor, to control the current infestation of mice.
The premium service of excluding the mice permanently, through a process of meshing or sealing any entry points to the property. This Wandsworth mice proofing and exclusion service is time consuming and thorough, as a mice can squeeze through a hole the width of pencil.
A risk assessment will be carried out during the mice control survey at the Wandsworth House. The risk assessment will consider factors such as children and pets being present in the property. All mice control treatments by Indigo Pest Control are carried out in Safe and Professional manner.
Any rodenticides (poisons) used in the Wandsworth home are locked in tamper proof bait boxes placed under kitchen units or behind furniture. Typically mice find their way into the property from air vents at ground level or from neighbouring properties via foundation voids, sometimes mice can travel between Wandsworth properties from loft to loft. Once mice have gained access to the voids in a property, they follow central heating pipes and electrics wires to travel around the building. The mice will be attracted to an area where food is stored, kitchens and larders.
Mice have poor eye sight but their other senses compensate for this weakness, such as a strong sense of smell and hearing. When mice move around a room in a Wandsworth house, flat or business they prefer to stay adjacent to the walls. Mice will mark a Wandsworth property with urine, to remember where they have been. Mice produce between 80-100 droppings a day. Mice feed from multiple food sights in a property overnight, they can survive on feeding on a few crumbs of food at each site.
A precaution to take during a mouse infestation is to keep cereals, pasta and other food stuffs in sealed plastic containers to prevent the mice from feeding. It is also important to clean kitchen work surfaces and floors of food spillages. This will remove an alternative food source of the mice and make them keener to eat the poison. Speedy up the process of ridding your Wandsworth home of mice and preventing them from returning.
Your chosen pest control company Indigo Pest Control, after completing an initial mice survey in Wandsworth, will identify the optimum places to place bait stations. Returning within 7-10 days to report to the Wandsworth occupant of the property. A further follow up visit is then scheduled for 14 days.
In this Wandsworth case study the customer stopped seeing mice or evidence mice after the initial 7 day treatment period. On the final visit the customer opted to have all the external vents and internal entry points proofed. The proofing is carried out using professional rodent proofing materials. DIY rodent proofing attempts are often unsuccessful a soft materials such as expanding foam are used on their own without metal based materials that the rodents are discouraged from damaging.
Following a successful mouse control treatment programme and exclusion work carried out at the Wandsworth property, there has been no evidence of mice in the property for the following twelve months. The customer was so pleased with the pest control outcome they have recommended Indigo Pest Control to several of their neighbours.
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