Mice Control in South London & Essex MICE (House mice) (Mus musculus domesticus) Overview
Often considered cute, mice are a serious public health risk spreading disease through urine, droppings and bedding. They build nests near food sources often causing food poisoning from transferring the bacteria they carry on themselves. You can detect the presence of mice through droppings which are black, and about the size and shape of a grain of rice under the kitchen sink, central heating boilers and loft/roof spaces. Mice urine has a strong Ammonia smell, sometimes musky and they urinate frequently!
Health Risks Damage to Property and Reputation
Due to their compulsive need to gnaw to keep teeth maintained at a constant length, they will easily chew through electric cables, pipework, packaging, furniture, carpet and woodwork causing floods, gas leaks and fires. Land and property owners are legally obliged under the Prevention of Damage by Pests Act 1949 to keep premises free from mice and report infestations to your local authority. Anyone who owns a restaurant or food businesses as an obligation under the Food Safety Act 1990. Failure to comply can result in fines or even a custodial sentence. Damage to a reputation is inevitable.
How We Can Help You to Help Yourself Quick tips: Mice only need a 5mm access point into your home or business. Search for entry points and seal with wire wool or mesh. Mice are more likely to gain access at the lower level, you can then work upwards. Check holes around windows, doors, pipes and basements. Keep gardens clean and tidy, free from overgrown areas and wood piles. Always cover compost heaps and any outside bins. Indoors, store food in airtight containers. Always clean down cupboards, counter tops and appliances with anti-bacterial spray. Did You Know?
Mice like to move indoors during winter months as they do not hibernate. They breed every 21 days giving birth to between 5-7 pups.
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