Mice Pest Control In Blackburn

Mice Pest Control In Blackburn

They may not have the same reputation as their rat cousins, but mice can cause just as many problems in your home and to your health.

Mice have extremely flexible skeletons and can access your property through the tiniest spaces – they only need a gap of 5mm!

If you see a mouse, it must be removed immediately.

As well as causing damage to insulation, pipes and electrical wiring by their constant gnawing, mice have also been known to spread diseases such as Salmonella, Listeria and Hantavirus via their urine which they use to mark their territory.

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Contact Wallace Pest Control

If you have a mouse infestation that you need urgent help with, please get in touch with us using the form below or call us on 07443 052851, and our experienced, friendly team will offer advice and provide an effective solution.

    Causes of Mice Infestations

    Mice are opportunistic rodents looking for shelter, food, and water. Mice infestations in Blackburn can be caused by several sources, including:

    Entry Points: Mice can access your home through tiny gaps, fissures, and damaged sections of your walls, floors, doors, and windows. They are adept at fitting through even the smallest gaps.

    Food and Water: The presence of food and water is a significant mouse attractant. Crumbs, spills, unsealed pantry items, and carelessly placed trash are some of the easily accessible food sources that they are drawn to.

    Shelter: Mice are drawn to warm, secure areas where they can create nests. Storage areas, attics, and cluttered or unattended locations are ideal places for mice to build nests.

    Mice Infestation Signs

    Early detection of a mouse infestation is essential for successful pest treatment. Watch out for these warning signs:

    Droppings: Mice leave behind tiny, black droppings that resemble rice grains. These excretions are frequently discovered in mouse-inhabited places, such as baseboards, cabinets, and regions near food supplies.

    Gnaw Marks: Mice need to gnaw on things to keep their teeth sharp constantly. Look for wiring, furniture, structural components, or food packaging chew marks.

    Scratching Sounds: Mice are active at night so you might hear noises from the walls, ceilings, or attics.

    Nests and Nesting Materials: Mice use insulation, shredded paper, fabric, and other soft items to build their nests. Nests in obscure locations, such as beneath appliances or storage containers, point to an infestation.

    Grease Marks: Mice can leave streaks or smear markings along baseboards or walls as they move through confined spaces, thanks to their greasy fur.

    Treatment of Mouse Infestation

    Mice typically enter structures near the ground level (rats enter through sewers).

    Before beginning a mouse treatment, we must determine whether the mouse is a home mouse or a field/wood mouse. Due to their greater likelihood of returning to the natural food chain and possibly causing secondary poisoning, the latter cannot be treated with a rodenticide.

    House mice are particularly troublesome and destructive if they get into the kitchen.

    House mice also emit a strong, unpleasant fragrance, which is typically a clear indication of the type of infestation.

    Because we must determine the severity of the infestation, treatments frequently differ based on the style of property, such as terraced vs detached. How likely it is that it is coming from an outside source or a neighbouring property, as well as any potential repercussions.

    Call us immediately if you have observed a mouse or believe you may have a mouse problem near Blackburn 07443 052851