A mice infestation can be a distressing situation, as they can contaminate your food and surfaces. Mice control in London is particularly critical. If left unchecked, mice are capable of doubling in population every two months.
Whether it’s for your residential home or a commercial business, we will carry out an initial inspection to decide on the best course of action.
The first stage of our rodent control service is the mice treatment – this includes two visits within three months. We deplete the stock of mice that are living inside and around your property, normally placing two baits down in order to achieve the best results.
The second stage is a comprehensive mouse proofing service that comes with one-year guarantee. You can request it anytime within 6 months from the initial visit. We block 100% of the access points throughout the home in order to keep mice out of your living space and prevent them from returning.
Mice pest control
Mice are often spread from one home to the next following the pipework and travelling within the void spaces. Checking the area underneath the kitchen units will expose their droppings. Also baiting at this level will offer a much safer mice extermination, as baits will remain out of reach from pets and children.
Mice can also travel to other areas of the home. To exterminate mice, the professional mouse exterminator will decide what other areas need treating. But we avoid placing bait at living space level, and strongly recommend not to have bait placed at bedroom level even if you found droppings there.
Mouse proofing with 1 year guarantee
Mice mostly travel following the pipework and get in through gaps. Once inside the living space, they will soil and contaminate food and surfaces.
We can keep them out by sealing all access points throughout the home. You should strongly consider our mouse proofing service with one-year guarantee whenever you have children, elderly or vulnerable people living with you.
People suffering from mouse phobia should have the mouse proofing carried out at the first opportunity, as it is the only way to keep them out efficiently.
How to get rid of mice in homes and businesses
In order to get rid of mice effectively, you must first identify the underlying issue. Otherwise the issue will return in the future.Not only are mice active inside your home, but more will eventually keep on coming in. So the solution is two fold: take care of the one you have now, and stop more mice from returning in the future with mouse proofing.
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The best mouse control strategy to get rid of mice is actually prevention. The most effective long term solution is to keep them out by blocking all entry points, both internal and external.
How much does rodent control cost?
The cost of mice control treatment depends on many factors, such as level of infestation in and around your home.
If the mice problem is high, you will get reinfested time after time. In this instance, mouse proofing would be the best solution to put an end to it for good. The cost of mice extermination would be £129+VAT, while the cost of mouse proofing with a one year guarantee normally starts from £300+VAT, depending on the amount of work needed.
Is the landlord responsible for rodent control?
We advise tenants to always report mice activity to their landlord. Who will ultimately pay for it usually depends on the terms and conditions of the tenancy agreement. You can find out more about this in our article on landlord responsibilities regarding mice control.
General information regarding mice control in london
What is the most common type of mouse in the house?
The most common mouse in the house is not the Field mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) but the House mouse (Mus musculus).
Does seeing one mouse mean a mouse infestation?
Yes, mice behave as a population and move from a higher to lower level of infestation where competition is less. So where you see one mouse, there are likely to be many more nearby. Furthermore if you live in an upper floor flat, mice must be coming from down below. Mice do not fly and do not appear from thin air.
What do mice eat?
House mice are omnivorous and only need to forage 3g of food per day to survive, which can be easily achieved. They particularly like grains and seeds. So the bait we place down must be able to compete with the other food sources available to the mice. At Inoculand Pest Control, we have found that the most successful bait is canary seed bait and peanut butter bait.
Do you recommend glue traps for mice?
Glue traps should be used only as a last resort against mice. Inoculand Pest Control would only use them in the context of certain commercial and industrial jobs that require drastic steps to reduce the overall mice population.
Where and how to find mice droppings.
Mice dropping can often be found underneath the kitchen units, at the back of the kickboards, at the back of the fridge, washing machine, or in airing cupboards. Basically in areas with pipework that are left undisturbed for long periods of time. In more established mice infestations, droppings can be found inside kitchen units containing gaps, on work surfaces, and at the back of furniture.
Can I have a house mouse as a pet?
Mice, hamsters and rats as pets will require litter material and feed that can prove attractive to pests. So it could easily exacerbate a mice infestation if the owner is not careful and tidy.
What mice repellent can I use?
The most common repellent is sonic devices. However, they often have a limited efficacy depending on circumstances. We have many clients who displayed a number of them and still suffered from ongoing mice activity.
The same goes with a number of essential oils, salt, pepper, bleach...
The presence of a deterrent may possibly tip the balance in the right direction for a while and make the next door property more attractive to mice.
Are mice nocturnal rodents?
The circadian rhythm of mice means they will start to be active in the evening and into the night. So they are not true nocturnal rodents.
On the wild life cameras that we set up at client house, we often see one, two or even three mice at a time emerging two or three times during the night for a period of minutes, 10 at the most.
Mice will most likely come out when they feel safe enough, when things seem quiet.
Do mice hibernate?
No, mice do not hibernate. They will be active and breed throughout the year.
Eventually, mice in winter look for shelter in warm places where they can keep on foraging for food.
This is why our homes are so attractive to them, as they offer favourable conditions year round.
What is the difference between mice and rats?
The most outstanding differences between mice and rats are their size and feeding habits.
Rats are particularly linked to sewage system, whereas mice more commonly dwell within buildings.
Also we can easily distinguish between rats and mice by their droppings. Mice droppings are the size of a small grain of rice, and rat droppings are very large and much thicker.
What is the best mice extermination technique?
Baiting is the most efficient form of extermination. But sometimes the difficulty is in getting mice to eat the bait when other food sources are plentiful.
Therefore it is essential to use baits that are very palatable as well as potent. Nowadays we use single feed bait that rely on second generation anticoagulant.
But any poison is only as good as what it is mixed up with. This is why we highly value canary seed bait over wholegrain wheat, and peanut butter over plain pasta bait.
Types of mice linked to pest control:
The House mouse is by far the most prevalent in an urban context and within buildings. But we still regularly come across Field mice infestation.
There are also reports of Algerian mouse, although we have personally never come across these.
Contact Inoculand Ltd now for our mouse pest control.