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Business vermin control & eradication of mice and rats at home.

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Mice and Rats

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Rats and Mice both belong to a group of

mammals known as rodents, the most

important characteristic of which is the

possession of constantly growing incisor

teeth. This feature means that these animals

must constantly gnaw to keep the growth in

check. Both mice and rats are colour blind and

have an acute sense of smell, hearing and touch.

 

Unlike rats, mice are very inquisitive to new objects. A mouse can climb and will be usually erratic in habit. Mice have a life span of 9-12 months and can produce up to 8 litters of 5-6 mice per year. In the UK we have black and Brown rats, however Brown rats, the most common species. It lives for 9 -18 months and produces around 5 litters per year, each with between 7-10 young in each litter.

 

Habitat: House Mice will sometimes burrow and live either

indoors or outdoors. Although the house mouse will occasionally

burrow, they will normally make their nests within stored

materials. Rats live in both city and rural areas and they

are good climbers and swimmers. Run tracks can be

found 5-10 cms wide along well used garden routes.

Holes can be 10 cms in diameter and often found

in relatively undisturbed areas near to food.

 

Description: The House Mouse is approximately 15g in weight and 60-90mm in length, they have a slender body with a pointed nozzle and large hairy ears and are brown-grey in colour. House mice droppings are approximately 3mm-7mm long and spindle shaped and will tend to be scattered. Their tail is 4/5 length of the head and body. An adult rat can weigh between 255-340g and measure 25 cms in length with a similar tail length.They have a small blunt nose with ears that are small in proportion to the body. Rat droppings are 15-20 cms long, cylindrical, flat at one end and often pointed at the other.

 

Feeding habits: Mice will nibble. They prefer cereals and can consume 3 grams per day. Mice can also survive with very little water (unlike rats) and often obtain sufficient water in food without the need to drink. Rats will tear open all types of food packaging to find food.

 

Control Methods

For both mice and rats, bait will be placed into the areas where they have been physically seen or evidence of their presence exists. Depending on the area we have a variety of baits and methods of laying the baits (indluding locked bait stations for properties where there are children and other animals present).

 

Prevention

To prevent mice or rats from being attracted into your property ensure that there are no food scraps or open food packets left lying in the kitchen. Any potential access points including holes under doors and in skirting will also need to be blocked to prevent access.

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