Rodents and other wildlife

Mice

 

Smaller than their rat cousins, Mice can cause many health related and damage related problems within a property. Similar to rats, mice breed very quickly and even if you suspect you only have a single mouse in your property, it is important that you identify the extent of a mouse infestation before it becomes a bigger problem and more difficult to remove.

 

Types of Mouse

Generally there are two types of mouse that are commonly found in residential infestations: the small grey or brown house mouse, or the slightly larger light brown field mouse. Due to their small size, both species are small enough to gain undetected access through wall cavities through small holes around the house. As with rats, mice present a risk to health and can cause general inconvenience by causing damage to property and need to be removed as soon as possible once an infestation as been detected. Less Pests aim to resolve the problem as quickly as possible.

 

How to prevent a mouse infestation

It is important to seek advice or treatments from pest control if you have detected an infestation of mice. However there are a few things you can do to prevent mice being a problem in future:

  • Storage of Food: Ensure that food is stored correctly in plastic or metal containers and try to avoid leaving food on worktop counters. Make sure you clear up waste food and crumbs quickly too.

  • Tidy Garden: Ensure that trees and shrubs are cut back and trimmed back as mice can make use of overhanging shrubs or vines to help them climb up to the roof of your property. Mow the lawn regularly to attempt to deter mice by reducing shelter and seeds for food.

  • Disposal of Waste: Regulary empty your bins and try to store outside bins as far away from the house as possible.

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Do you have an insect problem? See our guide to insect infestations. 

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