Mice

Cost effective mice control in Kent

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I have mice in the kitchen! What shall I do?

There are many reasons why you can have a mouse problem and these can include a number of exacerbating factors including external building works, cold weather, flooding and the availability of a food source. Mice effects 80% of homes in Kent at some stage. Eaten food, gnawing and scratching sounds can all indicate the presence of mice in your home. In Kent mice infestations can often spread from property to property as they do not respect human boundary. The common correlating factors for access into the kitchens are the holes around the pipe under the kitchen units. If our pest control technician cannot identify the movement of mice we will lay down an ultra-violet tracking dust to monitor movement and therefore eliminate any guesswork.

Having mice in your home is more than just an inconvenience, they can also pose a serious health risk. Mouse droppings and urine deposited by mice can go unnoticed on work surfaces in the kitchen and disease can be transferred directly through human contact. Murine typhus, Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome and Salmonella are all spread by house mice.

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Damage caused to a property can include gnawed furniture, upholstery and flooring and mice in Kent are renowned for causing fires and electrical damage by chewing through cables located in cavity walls.

Without treatment a mice infestation in Kent can quickly get out of hand with the potential for a population explosion within a couple of months as there is a gestation period of 20 days with a litter of up to 12 pups during optimum production. Mice are known as polyestrous and can breed all year around which is why effective pest control is imperative to control the family of mice as opposed to the trapping of an individual.

What are house mice (mus musculus)?

Mice are the most widely distributed pest species in Kent and can be found in residential and commercial properties, restaurants, cafes, coffee shops,hotels,airports,bars,clubs,offices,gardens,embassies,yachts,schools and museums.

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Mice are not to be confused with the Brown rat and the main identifiers for the house mouse are outlined below:

# typically 7.5-10 cm long
# tail length 5-10 cm
# weight 10-25 grams
# no hair on ears and tail

Here is a checklist to tell if you have mice in your property:

  1. Scratching and squeaking sounds behind floors, walls or ceilings
  2. Distinctive sharp ammonic smell near main infestation areas
  3. Small dark droppings, sesame seed in size
  4. Small shredded bits of paper or foil, wood shavings etc
  5. Nests/nesting material usually in quiet out of the way areas

At Environ Pest Control we conduct a full site survey of both the internal and external parts of the premises followed by an individually specific treatment to insure we control the population of mice in the quickest, humane and most convenient manner possible, this is then followed with a second visit 14 days after the initial treatment where external proofing will be implemented to stop any further infestation in your home. If you are having mouse control problems in the kitchen, call now Call now 07970 489040 for a quote.

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