Mice Pest Control In Burnley

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 knawing, mice have also been known to spread diseases such as Salmonella, Listeria and Hantavirus via their urine which they use to mark their territory.

Call us now if you have seen a mouse or think you may have a problem with mice –07443 052851

Contact Wallace Pest Control

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

    Cause of Mouse Infestation

    Mice are scavengers who are always looking for warmth, shelter, food and water, so they will happily build a nest near a good food source, particularly kitchens or food sources, posing a serious health risk!

    If you see a mouse, there is a high chance there will be others.

    The most common places for a mouse nest are behind kitchen appliances, behind a heater, inside walls, inside lower kitchen cabinets, lofts and basements.

    Signs of Mouse Infestation

    Mice will generally keep hidden during the night and come out to play once you’ve gone to bed to search for food.

    Other than actually seeing a mouse, some of the more common signs of a mice infestation are:

    Mice Droppings: Mice can leave 50 to 80 droppings a night. Each is around 3 – 5 mm in diameter and dark and moist when new, dry and grey when they age. Generally found around food sources, inside or on top of cupboards, along skirting – the more you find, the closer you are to their nest.

    Grease Marks: Mice will keep the same route from the nest to a food source. Over time grease rubbed from their bodies will start to appear along their regular route caused by their bodies brushing against surfaces.

    Scratching Noises: Listen out for different types of noises at night, like scratching and steps coming from within walls, false ceilings, around cabinets and from lofts or attics.

    Strong Smell: Mice often urinate and tend to urinate close to their nest to mark their territory. Mouse urine has a strong ammonia-type smell and can linger long.

    Treatment of Mouse Infestation

    Mice will generally access buildings around the ground level (not drains as rats do).

    Usually, with a mouse treatment, we first all need to establish if it is a house mouse or a field/wood mouse. The latter cannot be treated using a rodenticide due to their increased chances of returning to the natural food chain and potentially causing secondary poisoning.

    House mice can be an awful pain and are extremely destructive, particularly if they get into the kitchen.

    House mice also have a strong and rather unpleasant odour accompanying them, which is usually an obvious indicator of the infestation type.

    Treatments will often vary depending on the type of property, e.g. terraced vs detached, as we will need to assess the severity of the infestation. How likely it is coming from an external source or a neighbouring property, along with other implications this may involve.

    Call us now if you have seen a mouse or think you may have a problem with mice –07443 052851