Mice: Information and advice

How to identify them

  • The house mouse, and sometimes the long-tailed field mouse are found in buildings as they seek the warmth and shelter for nesting sites and food.
  • The house mouse body length ranges between 60-90mm and the tail can add an additional 100mm.
  • They weigh less than 25g, and their fur colour varies between light brown and grey.
  • Their presence is usually detected from their dark-coloured droppings or damage to stored foods in cupboards, to the packaging or woodwork.
  • It is important to prevent mouse infestations as quickly as possible as they can carry harmful diseases such as salmonella.

Pest Control Mouse 

How are they treated?


For the treatment of mice our Pest Management Service will carry out a survey of your home and if there is evidence of mice activity, will choose the appropriate rodenticide (poison) and treatment method to use. In addition we will advise on any proofing measures such as the blocking of holes that are required to help prevent entry. Each treatment on average involves 4 weekly visits


Business should contact the pest control team to discuss their requirements

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