House mice are light brown to black in colour, often with a lighter colour under belly. Including their tail, they are about 10-15cm (4-6inches) in length. Their droppings are small and thin, shaped like grains of rice, and around 5mm long. Mice produce quite a strong smell of ammonia, especially if they are living in enclosed areas. They will chew through food stuffs, wires, and building fabrics. They build their nests using this gnawed off material and you may see evidence of this. Their droppings will typically be found where they eat, so look out for them in kitchen cupboards and drawers and on work surfaces. Mice are known to carry a number of diseases, such as Salmonella and Leptospirosis. They can contaminate food stuffs and work surfaces, and may also cause a fire hazard if they chew through wiring.
About the treatment
Please note that we only treat for mice indoors, not externally. Our pest control officer will survey your property and lay rodenticides as appropriate. We can offer advice on prevention of re-infestation and other contributory factors. After the first visit, a date will be agreed for a further appointment, during which we will move or replenish rodenticides as necessary. We will continue to visit until the treatment is complete. On the final visit the officer will remove all accessible baits. For further details, please see the about the service page. We are committed to safe and responsible use of rodenticides, in line with the Wildlife Aware Campaign.
Booking your appointment
Please call 01903 737755 to arrange a pest control appointment. This service is chargeable, please see our pest control fees page for more information. The fee will be payable at the time of booking, so please have your card details ready. We will not usually be able to refund the payment once treatment is underway. If the mice return within four weeks of your last visit we will call back free of charge. If the problem reoccurs after this time, this will be dealt with as a new treatment and a further charge will apply.