Mice in Guildford
How do I know I have a problem?
You may see, hear or smell a mouse problem in Guildford or see other evidence such as burrowing into insulation or soil or even see their droppings. They are commonly heard in loft spaces and can travel in wall cavities to all parts of the house, especially to areas where food can be found. Mice in Guildford will often follow the routes of pipes through the house.
Mice are occasionally seen during daylight hours. You may hear them in the loft, mostly at night when it is quiet. In a loft space, they will eat spiders, and other types of insects as well as any air born seeds blown into the roof space.
Why should I treat a mouse problem in Guildford?
The house mouse (mus musculus) is extremely adaptable, changing there behaviour to fit into the environment they are in. House mice will consume food meant for humans or pets. They contaminate food-preparation surfaces with their faeces, which can contain the bacteria that causes food poisoning (salmonellosis). People are more tolerant of mice than rats although they carry the same diseases as rats and are more likely to transmit such diseases, as they are bolder and more curious, coming into closer contact with food, cutlery and work surfaces. Their constant gnawing causes damage to structures and property.
Treatment of Mice in Guildford
Treatment of rodents, be they Rats or Mice in Guildford follow a similar process. Mouse control involves sanitation, mouse proof construction and population reduction. The first two are useful as preventive measures. However when a mouse infestation already exists, some form of population reduction is almost always necessary. Reduction techniques include trapping and poisoning. Trapping will only reduce a mouse population, it will rarely eliminate it completely and as they breed so quickly elimination is the desired result.
Poison baiting is the quickest way to deal with a mouse infestation. The right bait in the right places has to be used for the whole population to feed on the bait for the treatment to succeed. The bait has to be put in the correct places, mice are territorial and if the bait is not in a mouse’s territory then it will not take the bait.
Mice are fussy feeders and surprisingly more resistant to poisons than rats or other rodents. Mice do not need much food and can extract all the moisture they require from the food they eat. Mice eat only 1/20 th. to 1/10 th. of an oz. per day. The baits and poisons we use are widely recognised as the best available for the treatment and complete eradication of a mouse infestation.
PESTUK in Guildford
PESTUK are full members of the BPCA, which is a not for profit organisation and trade association that represents over 500 organisations and more than 3500 individuals with a professional interest in the eradication of public health pests without risk to non-target species or the environment. Member criteria is strict, and must include adequate insurance, professional qualifications, CPD and adherence to the Codes of Practice.
The BPCA promotes the highest standards of professionalism within the industry, allowing only organisations that prove their competence to join as members.
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PEST UK (Guildford & Godalming)
Phone: 01483 789785