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Mice

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Mice Pest Control Service

Prokill are the pest control specialists in how to get rid of mice and deal with mouse problems. With teams of local and regional technicians around the UK and Ireland we provide a personal and discreet service enabling the safe removal and further enforcement measures for mouse prevention for all types of mouse infestations.

How To Get Rid Of Mice

To ensure you are dealing with your problem with mice quickly and effectively we recommend you contact us as soon as possible, we will guarantee that you receive the following service to deal with your mouse infestation and eradicate the issue.

  • FREE Pest Control Audit - we will assess the size and type of infestation in your home or business

  • Accredited Experts - qualified technicians certified with British Pest Control Association

  • Tailored Pest Control Technicians - each assessment will be specific to your infestation and the type of property affected

  • Proofing and Prevention - our technicians will provide prevention tips for the future

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What are the Tell-Tale Signs of a Mouse Problem In My Home or Business?

Signs of mouse infestation include droppings, fresh gnawing or furniture, tracks and rodent sightings. House mice have a characteristic damp, musky odour. Mouse nests, made from fine shredded fibres such as paper, are often found in sheltered locations. Mice are occasionally seen during daylight hours, however, they will be active during night hours, especially in undisturbed areas.

Although there are over six varieties of Mouse living in the UK, the most serious damage by far is caused by the most common of these rodents – the ‘house mouse’ (Mus musculus). Small in size: with a total body length of between 3 and 10cm, the house mouse is a rodent pest that has been known to cause domestic and commercial damages by chewing through electrical cables, food stuffs, packaging, raw materials and boxed goods, and contaminate food or food preparation surfaces spreading disease, and actually breeding wherever they populate.

Mice have a very short gestation period: around three weeks, with litters reaching 16, the young in turn reach sexual maturity in as little as six weeks. This has earned the house mouse the title of the world’s most economic and industrial pest. It doesn’t take a mathematician to calculate that one pair of mice can result in 2,000 offspring in a single year.

  • Mice can fit through many tiny gaps
  • They don’t like the cold (well who doesn’t?!)
  • They have a very poor eyesight
  • Mice have excellent hearing
  • They love to gnaw and chew on absolutely anything

Mice Prevention Tips for Homes & Businesses

What can you do? Follow these simple tips to help prevent a Mouse problem before it happens. Or, for more information, read about signs of mice in your home or business.

Helpful Tips

Measures you can take to prevent a mouse problem in your home or business focus on steps to prevent entry. Mice are great climbers and can find a way into buildings through small gaps in walls and roofing. Follow these steps to protect your home:

  • Fitting bristle (or brush) to the bottom of doors will prevent entry
  • Seal holes around pipework to prevent access to wall cavities
  • Cover vents and exterior holes with wire mesh
  • Trim tree branches and avoid growing plants on the side of the property – mice use these to get onto roofing and enter the home
  • Mowing lawns helps to reduce shelter and food sources

Your local Prokill Professional will provide you with advice like this and more in your FREE Prokill Pest Audit, as well as creating a comprehensive control plan that is specific to your problem and environment. Contact us to book yours today!

Different Types of Mice

(Apodemus sylvaticus)

Field Mouse

The Field Mouse, also known as the wood mouse is found throughout the UK. This small rodent can be identified with sandy brown fur which gets darker closer to the spine and has a white/ grey underside. Characteristically differing from the house mouse with larger eyes, ears, hind feet and tails.

(Mus domesticus)

House Mouse

The House Mouse is very common across the UK. It’s a small rodent with greyish-brown fur with a paler underside.

Characteristically with large rounded ears, pointed snout and a long hairy tail. This pest can be found in all types of buildings and active all year round.

(Apodemus flavicollis)

Yellow Necked Field Mouse

The Yellow Necked Field Mouse is usually found in parts of southern England.

It has large ears and protruding eyes characteristically with brown back and white underside with a distinctive band of yellow fur around the neck.