Our London mouse control services
If you need assistance with mouse control in London then we are here to help. Our technicians are able to eliminate mice in both residential and commercial properties. And unlike your average mouse control company in London we aim to get rid of the mice for good!
Why do mice infestations occur?
Many people think that mice are attracted to food or to properties that are dirty. But the fact is that mice can breed under almost any condition. It’s not simply a case of having access to space and food. Even if your business or home is spotlessly clean it’s still possible that you will see signs of mice in your house and they will invade.
Usually it’s simply a factor of their being food in the building. Mice have an incredible sense of smell and will be attracted to food even if it’s completely sealed up. That being said, this doesn’t mean you should give up on trying to prevent mice. Poor hygiene will only exacerbate the problem. Also, don’t forget that poor hygiene can attract other types of pests.
How we implement mouse control in London
This methods we use are varied and will depend on how bad the infestation is. They will also depend on what type of species is on your property. London mice control is usually achieved with the following techniques.
Mouse traps: a variety of traps are used including live baits traps and also glue-boards and snap traps.
Pest proofing: we survey your property and pest proof it by sealing up entry points which rodents could use to gain access. Our technicians will also attempt to destroy their sources of shelter. Mice are not able to survive unless they have an area to raise their young and build nests. Mouse proofing your London home is an important part of the control process.
Monitoring: we routinely monitor the property and watch for signs of infestation. If mice are seen on the property then action can be taken to nip this problem in the bud.
Bear in mind that these methods only prevent an infestation from occurring. If there is already a significant mouse population on your property, then extensive extermination will have to be done.
What you also have to understand is that as mouse exterminators in London we can only do so much. In order for your property to remain free of mice you will have to do your part. This means that the property needs to be maintained in order to prevent mice from being attracted.
How to spot a mice infestation
When trying to determine the presence of mice look out for the following.
Droppings: mice will produce enormous amounts of droppings. These are dark and have pointy ends. Droppings will often be found in cupboards or along the routes that mice travel.
Track marks: mice will leave dirty track marks along the floor and near their nests.
Damage: if you see damage like holes and gnaw marks then you probably have mice.
Urine pillars: mice will leave pillars of crusty yellow urine. These can usually be seen with the naked eye.
Nests: if you see nests of shredded materials then you definitely have a mouse control problem.
Noise: mice are noisy and you will often hear them scurrying about at night.
Smell: they are also smelly. Their droppings and urine have a strong ammonia smell which is easy to detect.
Do you have mice in your London home?
It’s important to know if you have mice. There are key differences between these rodents and how we exterminate them. Mice are generally brown or grey with a lighter underside. They have large ears, small eyes and a tail which is usually the same length as their body.
Mice are well adapted to thrive in food related businesses and residential houses. They usually seek the shelter of homes and businesses during the cold Winter months. Mice like to hide in cluttered areas of your home or premises. The reason why they often become a problem is because of their ability to reproduce at a phenomenal rate. These rodents produce an average of 6-10 litters per year.
Due to their large numbers they have the potential to cause significant amounts of damage. Whether this is destroying property of contaminating food with their waste. Mice are also difficult to get rid of because they are nocturnal creatures. They rarely leave their nests during the day and do not travel far.
Their behaviour can be extremely erratic and this can also make it tough to get rid of them. Due to this, the best strategy for London mouse control – like rat control – is laying traps near to where they have been detected. Traps should also be placed near sources of food.