How Do I Know I Have A Mouse Problem?
You may see, hear or smell a mouse problem or see other evidence such as burrowing in insulation or soil or see the droppings. They are commonly heard in loft spaces and will travel in the wall cavities to all parts of the house, especially to areas where food can be found. They often follow the routes of pipes throughout the house.Mice are occasionally seen during daylight hours. You may hear them in the loft, particularly at night when it is quiet. Many people wonder what they eat in a loft space, they will eat spiders, woodlice & other insects as well as any air born seeds blown into the roof space.
Preparation Prior To Treatment
There is not much in the way of preparation prior to a mouse treatment except for keeping food stuffs out of reach of mice if they are in these areas and keeping hygiene to a high standard. It is very important that people are aware of thedisease hazard that they can cause. If you suspect they have been on work surfaces or in drawers containing cutlery or foodstuffs then these must be washed before use and foodstuffs destroyed.
Effective mouse control involves mouse proof construction and population reduction. The first two are useful as preventive measures. When a mouse infestation already exists, some form of population reduction is almost always necessary. Reduction techniques include trapping and poisoning. Trapping will only reduce a mouse population, rarely eliminate it completely and as they breed so quickly elimination is the desired result. Poison baiting is the quickest way to deal with a mouse infestation. The right type of bait in the right places has to be used for the whole population to feed on the bait for the treatment to succeed. The bait has to be put in the correct places, mice are territorial and if the bait is not in a mouse’s territory then it won’t take it. The technician will make at least 2 visits:
- On the first visit the technician will inspect all of the rooms in the property for mice activity. The technician will locate the entry points of the rodents in those areas ( CCTV equipment might be used FREE of charge for locating entry points )and determine estimated size of the infestation. Plan of action will be created individually for your property to select best approach of the problem. Rodent control treatment will be started and bait boxes with rodenticides will be used in safe place areas only ( were kids and pets don’t have access ) according to COSHH to take control of the growing mice population. In the end of the visit you will get a written pest control report with description of the job that have been done.
- *An additional visit might be required. (depends of the pressure of mice population in your property ). The technician will advise you if you need it.
- On the 2nd visit he will pick up the bait & any available bodies for disposal. The technician will carry minor proofing jobs in order to fill in the entry points located on the first visit and restrict the mice access to your house in the future. In the end of the visit you will get a written pest control report with description of the job that have been done.
What Do I Do Afterwards?
After the treatment has finished the Mice usually die in their holes. Removing vegetation growing on or near to the house may help. Feeding birds increases the mouse population in the area making incursion into nearby buildings more likely.
Rats, mice & squirrels can contaminate loft spaces and rats & mice both present a health hazard. As an additional service “VP Smart Pest Conrol Services” can apply a Biocide spay to loft spaces or other areas where rodents have been present to eliminate the risk of disease. The price for this is only £65.00 we offer a 10% discount for existing customers.
The treatment is guaranteed to eliminate the present mouse infestation as long as any advice given on proofing or other matters is adhered to. We cannot guarantee any mouse infestations that come in after this infestation has been dealt with. This may be more of a problem in terraced type houses/flats.
£164.00 – Treatment including – 2 visits.
£85.00 – Biocide anti-bacterial treatment against viruses and diseases. (-10% for existing customers)
£70.00 – For every additional visit required.
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