Getting Rid of mice from your home or business.
The presence of mice in your home or building can be a major problem. Mice spread viral and infectious pathogens which are left on the surfaces they touch.
How to get rid of Mice?
Follow these steps to get rid of and control mice from your home or business:
- Set mouse traps in high traffic areas and check them replacing bait daily
- If the traps alone don’t work, try mice bait stations.
- Experiment with natural methods like peppermint oil or moth balls
Preventing Mice and Mouse Infestations:
- Take precautions to prevent mice from entering/returning:
- Keep food stored away in sealed containers
- Secure your house from any points of entry
If you see signs of Mice around your home you might have a Mice infestation. To successfully get rid of Mice contact Knockout Pest Control by Rentokil for a Rodent inspection.
A mouse (plural: mice) is a small mammal belonging to the order of rodents, characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail and a high breeding rate. Mice are usually much smaller than a rat usually around 7.5cm to 10cm and they have a smaller tail. Their colourings and markings can include light grey, white, light brown and black.
Mice can do considerable damage to grain crops as well as homes. They can contaminate any food they come into contact with including pet food. They are known to invade homes for food and occasionally shelter. There are many different types in Australia but the two major types are field mouse and house mouse
There are many signs of Mice infestation around your home including: Urination stains, Droppings, Greasy smudge marks, Sounds, usually in the evening, Nests, usually hiden, Excitement of Pets, Odour, infestation creates a bad smell.
Facts about Mice:
- Most mice are very good jumpers. They can jump nearly 45 centimetres high.
- The house mouse is the best known type of mouse and is a well known pet variety.
- In the wild, mice are herbivores that eat all kinds of fruit, nuts and grains from plants.
- Mice and rats are the most commonly used animals used for scientific research.
There are two types of mice that are regarded pests in Australia.
field Mice have Brown, grey or black short-haired pelt and may appear white, pale yellow or grey underneath.Notched upper incisors distinguish them from other species. Omnivorous and opportunistic feeders. Field Mice live in agricultural areas around long grass and crops. They may also be found in and around sheds and homes.
The house mouse is a small mammal of the order Rodentia, characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, and a long naked or almost hairless tail. It is one of the most numerous species of the genus Mus. Although a wild animal, the house mouse mainly lives in association with humans.