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Our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about Field mice

Frequently asked questions about field mice:

Field mice are considered dangerous because they are carriers of diseases such as the hantavirus. Hantavirus can cause serious respiratory problems and is spread through the field mouse’s urine and faeces.

Field mice can come inside through open doors or windows, holes in roofs or the structure of your house. After getting inside, they usually nest in attics, walls, under and behind cabinets and even under appliances.

Vegetation, bird feed and other food sources can attract field mice. Field mice can be attracted inside with the above as well as poor hygiene.

Cutting off their food supply will get rid of field mice. If field mice have made their way inside they can be treated with poison bait.

Mice will eventually leave if there is no food source.

Mice are nocturnal creatures so they sleep hidden away in their nests during the day. These nests are typically secluded and difficult to find.

The fastest way to get rid of field mice is a combination of denying them their food source and poison treatment. The poison treatment can be used in inside areas only.

Mice will leave on their own if there is no food supply.

There is not poison or food that kills mice instantly. Poison bait works slowly.

One mouse is not considered an infestation by itself. However, one mouse will almost always lead to an infestation if control methods are not put in place.