Two types of mice are found in Britain which can become pests if not dealt with:
- The house mouse
- The long tailed field mouse (more common in rural areas)
The adult house mouse may weigh up to 50 grammes, usually has brown fur on its back and is grey underneath. It's ears are fairly large in relation to its body and its feet are small. The tail is the same length as the head and body but is much thinner than that of a young rat. Mice are widely distributed throughout urban areas and in farm buildings. The long tailed field mouse is common on agricultural land but is not generally considered a pest unless it takes up residence indoors. The house mouse is a common domestic pest which will nest in partitions, under floors and behind wall boarding. Mice are most active at night and will range over a very small area if food is plentiful. They are less dependent on water and will normally obtain sufficient moisture from their food. Mice, like rats, can be a hazard to health. They can be responsible for the spread of disease through their droppings and urine. Mice will also cause structural damage to property by gnawing through woodwork, wires, pipes and household items.
You may need professional help in controlling colonies of mice. They are particularly difficult to control because of the rate at which they breed and are able to colonize new areas.
In the event of infestation a Pest Control Technician will need to survey the area to determine the size of the colony and the most appropriate form of control. Should poison baits be necessary they will be laid to ensure public/animal safety.
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