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Do you have Mice in your home or business?
What are the signs to look out for?
- Sightings of live mice.
- Droppings are roughly the size and shape of basmati rice. The are commonly found in cupboards and under kick-boards in the kitchen. Mice continually urinate and leave droppings, generally around 80 per day.
- Smear marks. Mice tend to use the same ‘runs’ and rub up against walls and cables. The dirt and grease on their fur is left on the areas that they regularly use and builds up to a black smear mark over time. Smear marks are signs that you have had mice for a long time.
- Mice chew continually and can damage cables, plaster board, skirting boards and doors. They also will chew through packaging for food and to create nesting materials.
How you can help reduce the risk of mice
- Store food in fridges or in plastic containers. Mice will enter your home looking for food. They like to eat little and often and only need 3g of food a day. They do not need a separate source of water as they get most of their water from food.
- Immediately clean away crumbs and any food debris.
- Clean under kick-boards on a regular basis.
- Clear away paper / clutter which could be used as nesting materials.
- Look out for the signs of mice and keep a record of sightings.
- Follow advice given by technicians – they are the experts!
Biology of a House Mouse (Mus Domesticus)
Mice are generally nocturnal, and like to feed little and often, from crumbs or left over food. They do not need a separate water source. In ideal conditions mice can live up to a year or longer. A female mouse can have in excess of 40 young in a year so it is very important that any evidence or sightings are reported straight away.