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Mouse Control from Rentokil

Are Mice invading your home? 

Having mice in your home is more than just an annoyance; they can pose major health risks, especially in kitchens or areas accessed by children. House mice prefer to live inside homes and buildings. Mice in the home spend most of their time between walls and behind cupboards, refrigerators and appliances, where they feed on stored grains and seeds. Except for helping themselves to our food, they will also contaminate food sources with their faeces and urine. Their urine droplets also leads to allergies in children; and they also bring fleas, mites, lice and ticks into the home that can cause distress to your family and pets.

A mouse will gnaw through materials such as wood, paper, cloths, books and plastic that can cause a great deal of property damage. They will also eat through wires and insulation that can lead to house fires.

Do you think you might have Mouse Infestation? Be on the look-out for these signs:

  • Scratching noises in walls or ceilings as mice scurry around
  • Droppings – mice leave small, dark coloured droppings behind - especially along walls or in areas of significant mouse activity such as in cupboards or under sinks, on shelves and countertops.
  • Distinctive smell – mice leave a trail that has an ammonia-like smell that will be particularly strong in enclosed areas such as under cupboards
  • Damage – mice have incisors that grow continuously, so they will gnaw on wood, plastic, cables and other hard materials that can even cause house fires.
  • Mouse nests – mice build nests with shredded material such as newspaper and fabrics. These will tend to be in hidden places such as behind fridges.

How to protect your family and keep mice away

  • Build a first line of defense: Mouse-proof your home to avoid an infestation. Did you know that mice have soft skeletons and can fit through holes the width of a pencil? It’s therefore important to seal any holes to the exterior and fit bristle strip around doors.
Mice spread disaease and can cause damage to homes and furnishings
  • Store food away: It is important not to attract mice with food. Where possible, store food in plastic or metal containers. Regularly clean under cookers, fridges and cupboards.
  • Mouse Repellent: Ultrasonic repellers emit sound that is uncomfortable for mice but cannot be heard by humans. These may help deter mice from entering a home in the first place, but we do not recommend them for existing infestations as mice can quickly acclimatise to ultrasound.

How to get rid of mice that plague your home

If not treated, a mouse problem can quickly spread throughout your home and living areas. A range of do-it-yourself mouse control options for dealing with a light infestation of mice is available in stores, such as mouse trap, rat trap and rat poison options. However, we recommend a mouse control treatment by our qualified pest control service technicians if the problem persists or for heavier infestations as indicated by seeing three or more of the problem signs of mice listed above.

Call the Rentokil experts for A Professional Mouse Control Solution

While amateur DIY mouse control products are a cost effective way to get rid of mice, professional pest control is required for more established colonies or where there is a repeated mouse infestation.

Trust the Rentokil pest control experts to provide you with a highly targeted treatment to deal with any mouse problem and to provide expert advice on how to get rid of mice in the future.

Rentokil offers a call-out service to get rid of mice and other pest problems in the home. Our service is fast, effective and offers the highest level of safety for your family and pets.

If you would like further advice on a mouse control solution for your home, or to arrange a visit by a Rentokil technician, call us free on +256 414 287 160 / +256 414 694 494 or drop us a line.