Mice Pest Control Darwen

Mice Pest Control Darwen

While mice may not have the same reputation as their rat counterparts, they can still pose significant problems to your home and health.

Mice possess incredibly flexible skeletons, allowing them to enter your property through even the tiniest openings - a mere 5mm gap is enough!

If you spot a mouse, it is crucial to take immediate action for its removal. 

In addition to causing damage through constant gnawing on insulation, pipes, and electrical wiring, mice are known carriers of diseases like Salmonella, Listeria, and Hantavirus. They can spread these diseases through their urine, which they use to mark their territory.

Controlling mice infestations is essential to avoiding dangers and health problems. Unfortunately, these tiny rodents can be a nuisance, damaging property and posing health hazards to people and animals. If you have spotted a mouse or suspect a mouse infestation, do not hesitate to call us at 07443 052851.

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If you are facing a mouse infestation and require urgent assistance, please get in touch with us using the form below or at 07443 052851. Our experienced and friendly team is here to offer advice and provide an effective solution.

    Causes of Mouse Infestations

    Mice are opportunistic rodents constantly searching for shelter, food, and water. In Darwen, mouse infestations can stem from various sources, including:

    Entry Points: Mice can squeeze through tiny gaps, cracks, and damaged areas of walls, floors, doors, and windows. They possess the ability to fit into even the smallest openings.

    Food and Water: The presence of easily accessible food and water is a significant attractant for mice. Crumbs, spills, unsealed pantry items, and improperly disposed trash are all appealing food sources for them.

    Shelter: Mice are drawn to warm and secure areas to establish nests. Storage spaces, attics, and cluttered or neglected areas provide ideal conditions for mice to build their nests.

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    Signs of a Mouse Infestation

    Early detection of a mouse infestation is vital for effective pest control. Keep an eye out for the following warning signs:

    Droppings: Mice leave behind small, black droppings resembling grains of rice. These can often be found in mouse-inhabited areas such as baseboards, cabinets, and regions near food supplies.

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

    Scratching Sounds: Since mice are nocturnal, you may hear scratching sounds coming from walls, ceilings, or attics during the night.

    Nests and Nesting Materials: Mice use insulation, shredded paper, fabric, and other soft materials to create their nests. Nests in hidden locations, such as beneath appliances or storage containers, indicate an infestation.

    Grease Marks: As mice move through confined spaces, their greasy fur can leave streaks or smear marks along baseboards or walls.

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    Treatment for Mouse Infestation

    Mice typically enter buildings at ground level (rats enter through sewers).

    Before commencing a mouse treatment, it is important to determine whether the mouse is a house mouse or a field/wood mouse. Field mice cannot be treated with a rodenticide due to the risk of returning to the natural food chain and potentially causing secondary poisoning.

    House mice, particularly in the kitchen, can be troublesome and destructive.

    The strong and unpleasant odour emitted by house mice is often a clear indication of the type of infestation.

    Treatment plans may vary based on the infestation's severity, the property's style (e.g., terraced vs detached), the likelihood of an outside or neighbouring source, and potential consequences.

    If you have spotted a mouse or suspect a mouse problem, call us immediately at 07443 052851.