House Mouse -Mus domesticus
Mice control is always tailored to each premise that mice are infesting weather it is a domestic property, factory or farm.
Mouse Pest Removal
Originated in the steppes of Central Asia.
Reportedly found in this country as early as the 9th Century, when and how remains unsolved
M. domesticus will drink water if available but can survive on food with a moisture content of 15% and can consume 20% of its body weight per day.
- Colour: Brown to grey with lighter underside.
- Ears: Large
- Eyes: Small
- Tail: Slightly less than body length
- Weight (adult): 10-25
- Litters per year: 5-8
- Litter Size: 4-8
- Maturity: 6-8 weeks
- Average life span: 3-4 months
It is omnivorous, feeding from a number of different points.
Whole wheat, which has been partly eaten by mice, has a kibbled appearance whilst whole grain, partly eaten by rats, has a cut or chopped appearance.
MICE CONTROL METHODS
Mice control is always tailored to each premise that mice are infesting weather it is a domestic property, factory or farm. Mice feed slightly different to rats preferring multiple feeding points.
Prior to carrying out any mice treatments at any location, either at a domestic household, commercial premises or farm a thorough survey will need to be carried out. Areas favoured by mice will be food storage and preparation areas such as kitchens and pantries. Airing cupboards, subfloor, under baths and loft areas are also favoured. Signs we will be looking for , to build up a picture of the infestation are similar to rats:
- Smear marks
- Dead or live mice
Once we have carried out a survey, baits will be placed in the areas identified that mice are visiting. Smaller amounts but considerable higher numbers of baits will be placed down. Care must always be taken when placing baits down in regards of human contact and non-target species.
This may mean that some or all of the baits are locked in tamper resistant bait stations in a wax block formulation. All baits used will be in a 2nd generation rodenticide formulation. After our initial first visit, follow up visits will be carried out. This will give us more information as to the amount of possible numbers of mice and areas visited.
The number of follow up visits will be determined by the size of the infestation and baiting should continue until bait stops being taken. A search for dead rodents should be made after treatment to prevent further problems from insect infestation or odours.