The House Mouse – mus domesticus


Mouse

Adult size (approx.): 9cm 18g

Habitat

The House Mouse tends to avoid wet or damp conditions sticking to warm, dry environments. In size comparison, a fully-grown House Mouse will still be smaller than a young Rat, with distinctive features. These include a grey/brown fur with a lighter underbelly with small ears. They generally feed on small grains which they de-husk before eating and also enjoy moistened foods with vegetable oils. They can exist on very little water, largely because of the moisture content in the food that they eat.

Biology

Biology Diagram - Life Cycle

 

Importance - Seeing the Signs

 

How do you know if you have a mouse infestation?  Quite simply put, if you are reading this, you will already know.  Tell tale signs from mouse droppings to knaw marks on food are very common.  Droppings look like grains of rice, black or brown in colour.  Mice are incontinent so droppings will be a plenty whether they are under kitchen units or around the edge of the skirting board.  They also urinate continually so small wet patches may be present.  When running regualr routes, mice leave behind a grease or smear mark.  This is due to their oily fur.  They can be located around entry and exit points or again skirting boards.  Nesting material is normally made up from items that have been chewed extensively and created to make a small ball like object.  If you are hearing scratching noises in the loft or ceiling, itll be because the mice can gain entry to these points very easily due to their small size.  They only require the hole of a pencil as this is the size of their skull.  As soon as their skull is through the hole,they can then squeeze the rest of their body through as they do not have any other bones to worry about.  It is important to know that the House Mouse can cause damage to stored foods such as crops or items around the house, home or business. They have been known to carry disease organisms so cleaning up of droppings and places where they may have visited is essential.  We offer afull mouse eradication prgramme along with cleaning, hygiene and proofing methods.

Control - How We Get Rid of Your Mouse Problem

 

An inital price for a three part treatment will be provided over the phone.  We will attend your home or commercial business, assess the situation and provide an eradiation programme for the mice.  We use a combination of mouse traps and bait for mice, along with tips and advice for hygiene and preventing the mice from returning.  Bait and traps will be placed within tamper proof bait boxes, located in places where mice are known to run frequently.

The best way to 'get rid of mice' in your home is to have a professional survey carried out.  This can ascertain how the mouse or mice are entering your home.  We are then able to provide you with a free quotation for mouse/mice baiting, proofing measures and health and hygiene issues that may help in the removal of the mice or mouse.  Mice baiting will be carried out throughout the property as they can scurry around nearly everywhere without you realising.  In some cases, it is necessary to bait lofts and basements.  Poisons will be placed in secured bait boxes in areas of discretion.  We may also use mouse traps such as the multi catch mouse trap or the snapper mouse traps.

Areas Covered for Mice & Mouse Control

Mice Control, Eradication & Proofing Essex, London & Kent

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