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Mice control in Essex - Advice and treatments for the removal of mice

Essex Mice Pest Control Service:
Removal of mice from your home or business

Essex Pest Control is a local pest control company that can help with a mouse infestation in your home or business. We cover Essex and East London, including all the main Essex towns, including Southend, Chelmsford, and Basildon.

A mouse infestation can cause damage as well as being a health risk. 

If you suspect you have mice living on your property, contact us today for rodent pest control advice and a quote for their quick and efficient removal. 

 We have extensive experience in managing mice infestations and getting rid of mice. We are rated 5* on Google by our customers for customer service, and we are fully accredited members of the British Pest Control Association and CEPA

What is a common house mouse?

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The House Mouse and Long-Tailed Field Mouse, two of the most common types of mice in the UK, seek the warmth and shelter of buildings for nesting sites and food. They can be detected by dark-coloured droppings or damage to stored foods, packaging, or woodwork.

Mice become sexually mature in eight to ten weeks, and a pair may produce eight litters each of 16, in a year.

Mice contaminate far more food than they consume, and they can carry many diseases, particularly food poisoning. The average mouse sheds 70 droppings in 24 hours and urinates constantly.

Mice are erratic, sporadic feeders, nibbling at many food sources rather than taking repeated meals from any single item. They do not need free water to drink as they can obtain sufficient moisture from their food.

Areas favoured by mice are food storage and preparation areas such as kitchens and pantries. Airing cupboards, sub-floor areas, enclosed pipes, and baths in bathrooms and loft areas are also favoured areas. It is important to remember that mice feed in many different places during the course of a night. We control them by placing a large number of small bait points rather than fewer bigger bait points. Tamper-resistant bait boxes and non-spill wax baits are available in high-risk locations.

The follow-up time after initial baiting is seven days. More frequent visits are sometimes needed. We usually require two visits. 

Regular mice control contracts are available for food storage and catering premises.

How do I know if I have a mouse infestation?

There are many ways to tell if you have had a mouse infestation. Here are some things to look out for:

Droppings: You may find evidence of droppings in cupboards or on the floors. These are likely to be small, dark brown droppings approx 3-5mm in length. 

Smell: The smell is usually caused by the fact that mice urinate constantly. It may also be caused by a dead mouse. 

Mouse sighting: Sometimes the quickest way to find out that you have a mouse infestation is through a live or dead mouse sighting.

Scratching noises: Mice can often be heard scratching in walls, or under floors. They are often most active at night. 

Contact Essex Pest Control for a mice treatment quote

We are always happy to discuss your mice issue with you and suggest a treatment plan. Contact us today for mice pest control advice. We have no call out charge and we offer a same day service. We look forward to hearing from you.