Mice infestations are becoming more and more of a problem in the UK, which is requiring more and more mouse control technicians to be available. This is mainly due to their ability to survive off almost anything as a food source and their rapid reproduction rates. This is why our experts at Pestcotek Ltd have put together a list of the most effective methods you can use to get rid of mice from your property.
Mice Control Methods
Eliminate Entry Points – Ensuring there are no access points to your property is a good way to prevent a mouse infestation or stop one from expanding as they will no longer have easy access to your property. This however can be quite a big task as mice can squeeze through a gap the size of a pencil! Go around your property and ensure all cracks and openings in walls, including where utility pipes and vents are installed are correctly sealed. Steel wool and corking are the best materials to use as a mouse would make quick work of gnawing through wood or plastic. If you find you have gaps in your windows and doors then use weather stripping to get them sealed off properly.
Use Mouse Traps – If you have ongoing problems with mice then the best method to get rid of them would be to set traps. Wooden snap traps would usually suffice, however make sure you have plenty as you should never underestimate the scale of the infestation. You could also try using other types of traps such as glue traps, bait traps and multiple capture live traps to give you the best possible chance of catching all the mice. Make sure you use the right bait, whatever they have been eating from your property should work or try chocolate, bacon or peanut butter, these tend to be mouse favourites.
Eliminate Hiding Places for Mice Both Inside and Out of Your Property – Any clutter or debris around your property can provide mice with the perfect hiding place. By reducing clutter and debris there will be less places for mice to hide and also make signs of an infestation easier to spot which could help you deal with the infestation before it gets out of control.
Pest Control Specialist – If you have tried all of these methods and still been unsuccessful in dealing with the mouse infestation then it is time to call in a professional. Pest control specialists will have the relevant knowledge and equipment to successfully eliminate the mouse infestation.
If you are having problems with mice or would like to find out how you can pest proof your property then contact Pestcotek Ltd to see how we can help.