Mice carry and transmit viruses, bacteria and other diseases. The first indication that most people report is hearing scrabbling or scratching noises coming from the attic, walls or under the flooring. Other signs of mice would be finding their droppings or finding the damage they do by their constant gnawing.
Mice range in size from about 7 to 9 cm in length (not including the tail), and are usually varying shades of a grey/brown in colour.
The Mouse reaches sexual maturity in about 2 months, they can have litters as often as every 40 or 50 days, each litter can be 4-7 young. Adults live up to one year.
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How to get rid of Mice
A mouse will quite happily live along side you in your home. They are mainly active at night, unlike rats mice don’t require a regular supply of water as there is normally enough in their food for them to survive. Most calls we get about mice people report hearing noise in the attic or in the walls, most of this noise is because their front teeth are continuously grow and to keep the teeth at a perfect length the mouse needs to gnaw on hard objects all the time.
Things that can attract Mice to your garden.
- Bins – make sure you place the lids on your bins, don’t leave back bag out the back.
- Food for pets and birds that has not been eaten. Birdseed on the ground, pet food in pet dishes, bread crumbs, etc.
- Fruits and berries that have fallen to the ground.
- Compost pile /bin that isn’t taken care of the right way (do not put meat, fish, poultry, or dairy in the compost)
Why do Mice come into your home or business ?
Mice move into buildings for shelter and food, this normally happen around autumn or winter, however they can decided to move indoor at any time of the year. Once inside your home they tend to be found in the following area’s
- Inside the insulation of walls or ceilings
- In or behind cupboards, counters and under the bath
- Near the boiler
- In attics ( lots of lovely insulation to keep them warm)
- Under the floor
People report the following signs that there may be rats or mice in their home:
- Noise (Scratching & Gnawing noise)
- Rat droppings
- Damage to food
- Footprints on dusty surfaces
- Unusual smells
Mice are a major health hazard. They are responsible for the spread of many diseases, once of which is Salmonellosis, this is a type of food poisoning, gastro-enteritis accompanied by headache and fever.