Mice Control Hertfordshire | Mice Removal

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BED BUGS, CLUSTER FLIES, COCKROACHES
FLEAS, HORNETS, LADYBIRDS, MOTHS, WASPS
GLIS GLIS, MICE, RATS, SQUIRRELS, FOXES, MINK
MOLES, PIGEONS & RABBITS.

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AGRICULTURAL PEST CONTROL

Flexible pest management plans
for your specific needs.

MICE CONTROL / MICE REMOVAL

HERTFORDSHIRE & BEDFORDSHIRE

MICE CONTROL HERTFORDSHIRE

Mice Control Hertfordshire – We provide mice control throughout Hertfordshire to rid you of mice infestations. The most common type of mouse to cause problems in the home around the UK is the house mouse. The house mouse likes to live close to humans, rarely venturing outside into the wild in order to avoid wet and damp environments.

Because of this, mice will enter homes and outbuildings, especially during the colder and wetter months. Once they have entered a building they will begin to gnaw at packaging and start eating whatever food they can get hold of. Whilst exploring the home, mice can move across food preparation areas, tables, cooking areas and work tops. Whilst it might not be visible, this can cause areas to become contaminated with mouse hair and urine.

If you have a problem with mice in the home, or place of work, get in touch with us now to arrange an appointment.

PEST PROOFING

WE OFFER A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT PEST PROOFING MEASURES FOR THE HOME AND WORK-PLACE THAT CAN PREVENT OR REDUCE THE CHANCE OF RE-INFESTATION. THE NUMBER OF PROOFING MEASURES AVAILABLE AND THE TYPE DEPENDS ON THE PEST, ASK US ABOUT THE AVAILABLE PROOFING MEASURES WHEN YOU CALL.

MOUSE FACTS

  • COMMON SPECIES

    The two main species that can cause a problem throughout Hertfordshire and the rest of the UK are the house mouse (Mus domesticus) and the field mouse (Apodemus slvaticus). The field mouse however doesn’t usually enter  inhabited buildings and is more likely to be found in sheds and other outbuildings.

  • DIET

    Mice will eat almost any type of food source they can find. Field mice will tend to eat seeds, berries, insects and even some fruit such as apples whilst house mice prefer seeds and grain and are particular fond of cereals.

  • HABITAT

    The house mouse as its name suggests likes to live in the house, staying close to humans and its food source it will find quiet places such as inside the insulation of walls or ceilings, in and behind cupboards, work tops etc. The house mouse will construct nests from various soft materials that are available like cloth and cardboard.
    The field doesn’t like to live in inhabited areas and so is more likely to be found in sheds, outbuildings etc and so is more likely to be an agricultural pest rather than a domestic pest.

  • BEHAVIOUR

    You might discover you have a mouse problem when you notice droppings around food sources, hear scratching sounds and/or see signs of gnawing, and perhaps even see signs of nesting.

  • ACTIVITY

    You might find field mouse entering sheds, barns or outbuildings in the winter months when it starts to get cold but with house mice they remain active all year round so you could find yourself with a mouse infestation at any time in the year.

MICE (Mus musculus & Apodemus slvaticus)

House Mice

House Mice (Mus musculus) usually live in close proximity to humans, in or around houses or fields. They live in a wide variety of places near food sources and construct nests from soft materials.

House mice have an adult body length of 7.5-10 cm and a tail length of 5-10 cm. They have short hair and a light belly. Mice are very good jumpers, climbers and swimmers and can easily access a range of surfaces in the home. House mice eat grains, fruits, seeds or anything they find available.

Some of the diseases carried by mice can be deadly, they produce a very large number of droppings and urinate frequently so are a very unhygienic pest to have in or around the home.

Field Mouse

Field Mice (Apodemus slvaticus) inhabit woodlands, grasslands and cultivated fields. They are almost entirely nocturnal and burrow extensively, building nests of plants and in the winter sometimes moving into sheds and outbuildings that are not inhabited to seek shelter from the harsher weather. The field mouse mainly eats seeds, especially seeds of trees like oak, beech, ash, hawthorn, lime and sycamore. In addition they also eat berries, fruit and roots. Field mice do not hibernate but their activity does decrease during severe winter seasons.

The field mouse breeds from February to October and the gestation period is between 25 and 26 days, with each female producing on average five young. These young become independent after three weeks and then become sexually active after two months.