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The best way to prevent problems with mice in your home or business is to deny them access inside.
If they do manage to gain entry indoors, it is important to discourage their presence by denying mice easy access to food and water.
If you can deter mice you will also reduce the damage they can cause to your property and avoid the health risks associated with exposure to this rodent.
Worried about mice? Contact Rentokil to discuss expert mouse control solutions.
An effective way to prevent mice includes proofing your home or business to keep rodents out. Identify any gaps located higher up your building, or on your rooftop, not just those near the ground and make sure these are properly blocked.
Mice are very good climbers, able to scale rough, vertical surfaces and walk along thin cables or wires. They have soft skeletons and can get through gaps the width of a pencil.
Food safety - Be careful not to attract mice with food. Where possible food should be stored in plastic or metal containers. Regularly clean under stoves, refrigerators and cupboards.
Doors - Fit bristle (or brush) strips to the bottom of doors to prevent entry, especially in older properties where the door fit may not be snug.
Pipework - Seal holes around existing or new pipes with coarse grade stainless steel wire wool and caulking (pliable sealant).
Holes - These are often made in exterior walls for cables and pipes; check that old pipework holes are sealed too. Any holes that are larger than 5mm will allow mice to gain access because their jaws can fit into tight spaces like these and quickly chew larger openings that allow them to enter a building.
Air Bricks and Vents - Cover these with fine galvanised wire mesh, especially if they are damaged.
Eaves - Fix damaged roofing and use wire mesh to seal gaps.
Vegetation - Trim tree branches back from the house and where possible avoid plants growing up the sides of your property. Vines, shrubs or over hanging branches can be used for mice to get onto roofs. Overgrown vegetation close to the walls will offer mice shelter and potential nesting sites.
Lawns - Keep grass mown short to reduce shelter and seeds for food. Ideally leave a gap between the building foundations and the garden.
Mouse traps and mouse poison can be obtained from your local supermarket. It is important to note that in cases of a heavy infestation they do not prove completely effective. It is very important to exercise great care when placing mouse poisons and mousetraps around your property. Be sure to follow instructions on product labels very carefully to prevent any damage to one self, as well as any children or pets that may come into contact with these solutions.
If you are frightened or anxious about the thought of mice in your property, and require a professional solution, Rentokil’s expert mice control methods offer the best and most reliable solution.
For an existing mice infestation, we provide a quick, guaranteed service to safely get rid of mice from your home or business. We make use of humane mouse trap solutions, which include mouse poison that is safe to use around your home and workplace. Since our mouse poison and bait solutions are multi-feed, they do not cause harm to pets if your pets do ingest these rodents.
Please call Rentokil on 0861 117 852 to discuss your requirements for effective mouse control in your home or on 0861 117 851 for your business.