MICE PEST CONTROL
What Do Mice Look Like?
- Color: Light brown or grey to black, with lighter bellies.
- Size: Approximately 12-30 grams and 20 cm from nose to tip of the tail.
- Faeces: Rod-shaped droppings with pointed ends.
How did I get mice?
Mice want shelter from weather and predators and access to unlimited food sources. They are attracted to clutter that allows them to build nests, and kitchens with food particles. Wall and cabinet voids often serve as prime mouse real estate.
How serious are mice?
Mice are secretive, cautious and adept at surviving under a range of conditions. Though they rarely bite, their droppings and urine contaminate food, and their population expands rapidly and spreads serious diseases like lymphocytic choriomeningitis and food poisoning.
How do I get rid of mice?
Almost all mice problems require an Integrated Pest Management Program (IPM) to fully eradicate. Your Bugwise pest control technician will first identify the pest, and then develop a treatment plan customised for your individual problem — both a non-chemical and chemical method depending on the species. This may include:
- Exclusion: sealing off sites that allow mice to enter.
- Sanitation: minimising the food and water that attracts and supports the mice.
- Traps: devices to kill and remove the mice that are present.
- Baits: chemical products formulated to kill mice.
If you see the early signs of a mouse infestation, don’t delay taking action. The problems will worsen quickly and exponentially.
What are they?
The common house mouse is a prevalent mammal, native to Asia, that has spread throughout the world and typically lives within or near human habitations.
Where do micelive?
In nature, the house mouse makes its home in farm fields and grassy nest-able areas close to a reliable food source.
What do mice eat?
Seeds and nuts and almost anything available.
Very inquisitive in nature, the house mouse will spend the day roaming its territory, exploring anything new or out of the ordinary. When the temperatures outside begins to drop, mice begin searching for a warmer place to live.
Do they make noise?
The house mouse has a sharp sense of hearing and communicates with other mice through squeaks, some audible to humans, others within the ultrasonic range.
Tips to prevent mice and rodents infestation
To prevent mice from entering the home, all cracks, crevices, holes and gaps larger than a pen cap should be sealed with cement or mouse-proof materials. Mice acquire most of their water from scavenged food particles, leave no crumbs on tabletops or floors! In cases of confirmed infestation, the most effective mouse control methods are those administered by trained pest control professionals.
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