Professional mouse control for Henley
Total control of mice throughout Henley on Thames and the surrounding area
We have noticed some small droppings in our kitchen and we think we have mice?
Mouse infestations can quickly become established as these tiny rodents can access the interior of a building through a hole the size of your little finger. Commercial buildings’ and communal blocks are particularly a problem as early intervention is required and in these types of structure an infestation may go unnoticed for some time.
There are two types of mice that we get called out to treat and these are: field mice which include wood mice and shrew’s and the house mouse. These two types of mice have much different behavioural characteristics and we as professional pest controllers will not use rodenticide on field mice and shrew’s due to the risk of secondary poisoning. Field mice and shrews are the staple diet of barn owls and raptors like kestrels, the accumulation of rodenticide from the mice adds up as they are consumed, slowly poisoning the birds: responsible pest control means that we trap mice and so no rodenticide is used.
Mice defecate everywhere, between 50 and 70 times a day and often in corners. Their faeces are very distinctive: oblong and black in colour, much smaller than a grain of dried rice with pointed ends. If a mouse infestation has been there long term you may see pillars of dried uric acid where the animals repeatedly urinate – a method of marking territory.
If you don't like to use poison how do you treat mice?
With all our rodent treatments and this includes rats, mice and squirrels we don’t resort to the use of poison as our primary method of control, we think that is a short cut to no-where.
We carryout a detailed survey to determine the likely access point or points into your property. We would look to identify and proof the access point on our intial visit – keeping out any mice and sealing in any that may be inside, we then install breakback traps to catch those remaining mice leaving you pest free.
Like rats mice will cause damage to stored food items and can gnaw through electrical wiring causing failures and further costs, another problem with mice is that they carry salmonella, a further risk to human health.
We've not big on the use of rodenticide inside domestic premises: you've got enough problems with mice in the house, let alone dead bodies rotting away in voids = bluebottles and maggots will follow.
There are ten different species of mice, voles and shrews living in the UK and these are often treated incorrectly with rodenticide - click on this link from Maidenhead Pest Control to identify what species you have.
We aim to attend call-outs for mice within 24 hours.
Wherever you live in Henley an integrated approach is needed to eradicate mice and that’s our working method:
Survey and investigation – eradication – proofing = control.