Mouse Treatment Services
Why Pest Control Assist?
What are the Signs of a Mouse Infestation ?
Noise in walls and ceilings
The first signs are scampering sounds, gnawing and unexplained noise in ceilings. You may also hear noise in walls and under floors and kitchen units. As a mouse only weighs around 40g the chewing sounds will be faint and scampering light footed.
Droppings and Nests
Mouse droppings are the smaller than a grain of rice. They will be found in cupboards, drawers, under beds and visible on loft insulation. Mice will make nests by chewing up pieces of paper and fabric. Mouse nests can be found in walls or in the back of cupboards and shoe boxes.
Chewed Food packaging and Holes
If your living with mice one of the first signs is holes being chewed in food packaging. Their favourite foods are cereals, chocolate and crisps. Mice will make runs around your home and as they go they will chew holes in the corners of rooms, by radiator pipes and backs of cupboards.
Mouse Treatment from £120
Mouse Treatment Services and Options
Our technician will carry out a thorough inspection of the site and determine the level of activity and the access points for rodents to enter the building. The treatment of a mouse infestation is usually by trapping or baiting or a combination of both. The level of rodent activity and the location of the infestation are taken into consideration, as are people, pets, wildlife and environmental impact. All traps and baits must be set in secure locations to avoid any impact on non-target species. External access points should be located and repaired.
Baiting – Standard Practice
The standard poison for rodents is an anti-coagulant such as Bromodiolone, Difenacoum or Brodifacoum. These baits are set in secure spaces such as lofts floor voids or in secure boxes. The rodents will feed on the bait and die after a few feeds or a single feed depending on the type of poison used. After the treatment is completed all baits, boxes and carcasses are removed as these have an impact if eaten by non-target species.
Baiting – Low Environmental Impact
A new non anti-coagulant bait is now available, Selontra, which gives faster control of rat infestations through speed baiting techniques and will make an area rodent free within seven days. The active ingredient, Cholecalciferol, stops feeding after one day. This reduces contamination and risk of disease and is neither persistent in the environment, nor bio-accumulative. It is readily metabolised by rodents and so reduces non-target species impact.
A Mouse is not a Welcome Guest
Although many species of this furry rodent are becoming common pets across Europe and the UK, your average feral mouse is still considered a pest and public health hazard. Mice are smaller relatives of the rat and while they cause less damage during the average course of a day, they can still pose threats to our health and wellbeing. Transmission of diseases such as Salmonella and Listeria from mice to humans have been recorded countless times throughout history and it continues to occur to this day.
A single mouse needs only a tiny access point into your house or commercial building to start wreaking havoc. These critters will eat through food storage containers, electrical cables, pipes, and even woodwork; nothing is safe from their gnawing. Mice are constantly chewing on things because of a compulsive need to keep their teeth a certain length throughout their life. So, while they are not aggressive and may not intend to destroy your possessions, the risks they pose are still just as great.
You’ll Need More Than a Tom for this Jerry
While bringing a cat into your situation may seem like the thing to do, calling for professional help to find all the mice in your home will always be the most effective course of action.
Have a question about your potential mice problem or want to request your initial appointment? Contact us today and let’s get started.