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While rats are probably the first rodent pests that come to mind, mice can be just as destructive and pose a health risk to you and your family. While the United Kingdom has a variety of mice, the most common are the House Mouse and the Field Mouse. The temperate climate of the United Kingdom, in particular, provides ideal breeding conditions for the House Mouse, and infestations are not uncommon. They can cause significant damage to properties and their contents in a short period of time, as well as spread disease wherever they live.

Pestcatcher is the south wests leading pest control company, and we serve all of Wiltshire and the surrounding counties. We are the number one choice for all mice eradication and prevention solutions, with over 10,000 satisfied customers and over ten years of experience.


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Property Damage Caused By Mice


The House Mouse may be small, but it makes up for it with its voracious appetite and tenacity. They are one of the most agile pests in the United Kingdom, and can easily infiltrate most homes and businesses – even those that are pest-proofed. They can scale fences, dig through most soils and landscaping features, and squeeze through gaps as small as 10 millimetres.


Mice are drawn to a wide range of food sources and will eat almost anything. In their desire to make a home on your property, they may:


Chew wood structures and make entry holes in basements, skirting boards, and cabinets.

Insulation damage

They chew on electrical cables, wiring, and car parts.

Invade poultry pens, pet and livestock enclosures, stealing food and causing structural damage.

Crop damage after sowing can decimate up to one-third of mature crops such as wheat, maize, and barley. They can also harm vineyards, as well as fruit and vegetable crops.

Mice begin their breeding cycle in the spring, and if they find a comfortable home, their population can quickly grow from a small family to a plague. Mice will return to your property season after season unless there is a systematic and thorough solution for their eradication and prevention.


Your Health and Mice


When it comes to disease transmission, rats have a bad reputation, but mice aren’t far behind in terms of risk to human and animal health. Mice, like many other pests, can contaminate food with their urine and feaces, causing diseases such as Mouse Typhoid or Duck Egg Disease, as well as the virus Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis.


Ticks, mites, and fleas carried by mice can also be a risk factor in the transmission of diseases like Endemic Typhus to humans, pets, and livestock. Dust contaminated with mouse droppings, urine, or saliva may also cause allergies and asthma. Other ways mice can spread disease are as follows:


Direct contact with bacteria from feaces or urine via skin scratches

Contamination caused by a mouse bite (a rare occurrence in the United Kingdom)

Indirect disease transmission from pets to humans

Indirect contamination occurs when another carrier consumes an infected mouse.

Aside from the obvious health risks, having a pest infestation in and around your property can be a stressful experience for those who have to live or work in the area.


Mice Inspection


Mice can be difficult to find and even more difficult to remove. They are mostly nocturnal and keep to themselves during the day. However, there are warning signs that you may have a mouse family (or even a plague) on your property, which include:


Mice droppings are small and dark in colour, and can be found along any entry routes as well as anywhere they have been on the property.

Smear marks – caused by mice following the same path along walls, pipes, or other barriers over and over.

Nests – Mice prefer to build their nests out of fabric and newspaper, which they usually find in roof cavities, behind white goods, in the back of cupboards, and under floors.

Mouse tracks can be difficult to see unless your property is dusty, but you can sprinkle talcum powder or flour around areas where you suspect mouse activity.

Noise – primarily at night, you will hear mice scurrying and scratching.

Remember that discovering evidence of mouse activity is only the beginning of the battle. Bringing in professionals who can identify the source of the problem and provide ongoing prevention and management solutions is critical to keeping mice out of your property.


Pest Exterminators offers mice control solutions.

Pestcatcher Pest Control usually requires correct identification, baiting and trapping, and rectification of any mice entry points for successful mouse control. This will solve the current problem and prevent future infestations.


Mice Bait – Our technicians frequently use rodent bait. We place these baits in areas where children and pets are unlikely to be harmed.

Mice traps are commonly used because they instantly trap and kill mice and can be disposed of. Mice are cunning creatures who will only attempt to eat off or enter a trap if they are starving. It is uncommon for complete mouse control to be accomplished solely through the use of traps.

How much does it cost to remove mice?


The cost of mice control for a homeowner can vary; the most common thing for homeowners to do is purchase some cheap baits or rat poison from the local store. Unfortunately, these baits and poisons are made in extremely low concentrations. This makes the product legal for the general public to purchase.


The problem with these low-cost baits is that their poison content is so low that the mice take longer to die, which is why they usually die in roof or wall voids. Mice can also appear stunned or dazed for up to 12 hours before death, making them an easy target for your pets.


Professional treatment typically begins at £60.00 per visit and can reach £200 depending on proofing work carried out and additional visits required.


We also specialise in commercial mouse control. Please contact Pestcatcher for a free quote and estimate on mice control.

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