Get Rid of Mouse Problems | Mice Removal Specialists
Prices from £165/£200 +VAT
To get rid of mice from your home or business premises call 0800 026 0308
The house mouse (Mus musculus) is one of the most troublesome pests. They are extremely adaptable, thriving under a variety of conditions in and around homes and farms.
Why is it necessary to get rid of mice quickly?
Mice are prolific breeders. They breed year-round and are able to reproduce at just 10-weeks old. In a single year, a female may have 5 to 10 litters of 5 or 6 young each.
Mice, like rats, carry many severe, sometimes fatal diseases which they can spread to humans, normally through their urine and droppings. These include hantavirus, Weil’s disease, listeria, toxoplasma gondi and salmonella. Mice are more likely to transmit these diseases as they have a need to mark their territory with their urine, and due to their sporadic eating habits, they come into contact with food, cutlery, food preparation surfaces, etc. more often.
They also can cause serious structural damage to properties by chewing through electrical cables which can cause fires, water and gas pipes etc.
Many instances of electrical fires and floods have been attributed to them.
Why use a professional company to remove mice?
Mice breed at such a rapid rate it’s important to achieve a complete kill of all the mice in a colony. A professional pest control technician understands the behaviour of mice and knows where to place the bait throughout the site to achieve this.
Because mice carry disease they need to he handled carefully and disposed of safely.
How do we get rid of mice?
Baits and poisons are the quickest and most effective way to eliminate a mouse infestation. The bait is put in the correct places throughout the site to ensure the whole population of mice feed on it. However mice are fussy feeders and surprisingly more resistant to poisons than rats and other rodents. They don’t need much food and can extract all the moisture from the food they eat, taking only 1/20 th to 1/10 th of an ounce per day. We use baits and poisons that are the latest and most effective for the complete eradication of a mouse infestation.
We make a second visit to the site to remove the bait and any dead mice for disposal. Dead mice must be buried or burned and protective gloves and a mask must be worn whilst handling them as they carry disease.
What preparation do you need to make prior to treatment?
- Leave any droppings or damage for the technician to look at
- Keep a record of where you see mice and ask you neighbours if they have any
- Stop feeding wild birds
- Stop putting food on your compost heap
What do you need to do after treatment?
After the treatment has finished mice usually die in their holes. To prevent re-infestation you can prevent access to the building, but this is difficult as they can get through a gap of 1 cm.
- Do not feed wild birds
- Always dispose of any spilled or leftover food from feeding pets
- Mouse proof animal hutches and runs
- Store animal food in mouse proof containers
- Keep rubbish bins securely closed
- Do not put food on your compost heap
- Locate and fill all access points into buildings, e.g. gaps around pipes, etc.
- Remove vegetation growing on or near to the house
Once the mice have been eradicated from your home or business premises and the access points have been removed, we can treat the areas which have been contaminated using a biocidal spray.
Price for a biocidal spray treatment from £90/£100 +VAT
What is the best way of protecting a property from mice long term?
To effectively protect a property from mouse infestations long term, prooﬁng needs to be carried out by a professional pest control technician who understands the behaviour of mice. It’s time-consuming and may seem costly, but it prevents repeated visits by a pest control company to get rid of mice from your property. To find out more see our page on proofing.
Why may it be necessary to remove loft insulation after a mouse infestation?
Mice contaminate loft insulation with their droppings and urine. This can cause serious health issues as mice carry severe, sometimes fatal diseases which can infect humans and dogs. If the infestation has been severe we recommend replacing the loft insulation. For low level infestations we can treat the area and insulation with a biocidal spray.
We offer a loft insulation replacement service to eliminate the risk of disease. After the mice have been treated and activity has ceased, we can remove and dispose of the contaminated loft insulation safely. We then vacuum the loft space and apply a biocide spray before installing fresh, new insulation. To find out more see our page on loft insulation removal & installation.
The cost depends on the size of the loft space. Call 0800 026 0308 for a quote.
What are the signs of a mouse problem?
Droppings Every day, mice can produce 50 to 75 droppings.
Urine puddles Mice are incontinent so they will drag their tails through their urine and spread it to any surface they come into contact with.
Scratching You’ll hear scratching noises in wall cavities and loft spaces where they find spiders, woodlice and other insects to eat. They travel in wall cavities to all parts of the house, especially to areas where food can be found. They often follow the routes of pipes throughout the house.
Foul smell When mice live, breed. defecate, die and decompose in your wall cavities or under your floorboards you’ll notice a foul smell.
Burrowing Mice will burrow in insulation materials or soil.
Mice out and about during the daytime Mice are occasionally seen during daylight hours but they usually come out at night when there aren’t people about.
PEST UK’s Guarantee
The poison bait treatment is guaranteed to eliminate the current mouse infestation if the correct preparation and aftercare have been carried out.
We cannot guarantee against future mouse infestations. In flats, terraced houses and multi-occupancy buildings mice may spread from adjoining premises.
How much does it cost to get rid of mice?
x2 visits to place and remove bait from £165/£200 +VAT
Proof your property to prevent mice gaining access from £75/£90 +VAT
Biocidal spray treatment from £90/£100 +VAT
What products do we use?
All insecticides are biodegradable, almost odourless, non-tainting and do not corrode or stain, as well as being completely harmless to mammals.
House mice are grey or brown with relatively large ears and small eyes. An adult weighs about 0.5 ounce (14g) and is about 5.5 to 7.5 inches long, including their tail, which is 3 to 4 inches long. Although house mice usually feed on cereal grains, they will eat many kinds of food. They eat small amounts often, nibbling bits of food here and there.
Mice have a keen senses of taste, hearing, smell and touch. They are excellent climbers and can run up any rough vertical surface. They will run horizontally along wire cables or ropes and can jump up to 13-inches from the floor onto a flat surface. They can slip through a crack that a pencil will fit into (slightly larger than 1/4 inch in diameter).
In a single year, a female may have 5 to 10 litters of usually 5 or 6 young each. Young are born 19 to 21 days after mating, and they are mature in 6 to 10 weeks. The life span of a mouse is about 9- to 12-months.