Mouse problem? How do I get rid of mice?

How do I get rid of mice?  Do you suspect there are mice in your house or flat? Firstly, don’t worry, mice are one of the most common pest species in the UK and our experienced pest control technicians can help you to remove them from your property and prevent future infestations.

The most important thing is to act quickly as mice can spread diseases and gnaw their way through your cables and woodwork.

How can Protex Pest Control solve my mouse problem?

All the Protex Pest Control Technicians are qualified to the stringent standards laid down by the British Pest Control Association (BPCA).

When you contact us, we will arrange a time slot for one of our Protex Pest Control experts to visit you.  They will thoroughly assess your premises, provide you with a personalised mouse treatment plan, and if necessary, start treatment immediately.   All our treatments are professional, safe and effective.

We will also seek out all the possible entry points to prevent any future infestations.  These will include doors, windows, cupboards, storage rooms and cracks in walls.

Read our top tips to stop mice and rats from entering your property here.

How do I know if I have a mouse problem?

It is important to correctly identify mice and rats as the approach needed to treat each is different.

If you haven’t seen a mouse, there are lots of signs they are present in your house or flat.   If you have a mouse infestation you will notice small black droppings about the size of a grain of rice.  These are often first noticed in cupboards, under the kitchen sink in the boiler cupboard or loft.  A single mouse can leave approximately 80 droppings per day. You may also smell the ammonia from their urine.

Other signs include dark grey marks on surfaces left by the oils in mouse fur, damage to food packages and gnaw marks. To maintain the length of their teeth, they will gnaw continuously on whatever they find.  In your home or business premises this could include your woodwork, electric cables, water and even gas pipes.  The damage caused can be costly.

If you notice any of these signs please get in touch with us straightaway.

Why should I remove mice from my property?

As well as the damage they can cause through their gnawing, mice can spread diseases such as Salmonella and Listeria through their urine, droppings and bedding.  They will mark their territory with their urine and build nests near food sources which brings a risk of food poisoning.  They can also transmit dirt and bacteria onto your counter tops, cabinets and anywhere else they travel.  It is important to deal with a mouse problem quickly and then take preventative measures to stop them from entering your home again in the future.

Is the tenant or the landlord responsible for getting rid of the mice in my home?

Property and landowners should take all the necessary preventative measures to prevent mice from using their buildings as a breeding ground.  The Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 and the Food Safety Act 1990 are legal requirements.  Failure to comply with them can lead to hefty fines or even imprisonment.    However, there may be situations where the tenant is liable.

Read more here – Who is responsible for a pest infestation in a rented property? The landlord or the tenant?

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