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Mice Control and Tratment

Mice can be very pesky creatures, and their presence in your home or business is never an enjoyable thing. They can spread disease, posing health risks particularly in the kitchen and food storage areas. Mice can also breed quickly, which means you will see more mice coming.

Finding mice in your home or business can be very distressing. They can spread disease in their search for food and shelter, posing health risks particularly in kitchens and food storage areas. Mice can also multiple quickly which can increase the problem exponentially.

They pose a variety of risks, so taking control quickly should be priority number one!

  • Mice damage property-they not only damage property by nesting in them, but they will also create burrows, which can cause holes in floors, walls and foundations. If mice are living inside the walls of your home there is a potential hazard for sewage backup. Mice love to chew on wood and electrical wiring. 
  • Spread diseases-Mice are carriers of more than 35 different pathogens, which can be transmitted to humans through physical contact or by inhalation of aerosols. Some examples of diseases that mice can transmit are Salmonella and Hantavirus.
  • Contaminate foodstuffs -Mice contaminate foodstuffs by leaving urine and droppings everywhere. Not only is this unsanitary, it can also lead to the growth of harmful bacteria and insects.
  • Destroy stored products-Mice can destroy stored corn, grain and other foods through their chewing habits. Contamination can also occur as a result of urine and droppings.
  • Create fire hazards-Mice can gnaw on electric cables, which can lead to sparksand fires. They can also nest in insulation and chew on paper products, which causes them to swell and become flammable.

Make sure you check for common signs of mice that will help to identify infestation early. Our technician will ensure quick and effective treatment. All of our technicians are British Pest Control Association (BPCA) certified, that means they are trained to the highest level to provide fast and effective mouse control.

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How to Get Rid of Mice in Home

A mouse infestation in your home can be a real nuisance. Not only are they unsightly, but they can also spread diseases and damage your property. Fortunately, there are several things you can do to get rid of mice in your home.

The first step is to determine where the mice are coming from. Oftentimes, there is an opening in the home that provides easy access to the inside. Fixing these openings will help prevent any future infestations.

In this day and age, it can be hard to avoid a pest problem. However you will never know how much damage they are causing until after the fact so why not let professionals take care of things ?

How to Get Rid of Mice in Your Business

Mice infestation poses a serious risk to business establishments. The presence of mice results in non-availability of food, loss of money and goodwill among the customers. Therefore, it becomes important to get rid of mice as soon as you find them on your premises.

When it comes to pest control, most businesses cannot afford the risk of wasting time experimenting with their own versions of pest control. There is too much risk involved. Instead you should rely exclusively upon a professional service provided by highly trained technicians certified in all types of mouse abatement tactics

Local pest control professionals will make sure your business is protected from future problems.

Bon Accord Mouse Control Treatments

With our pest control services, you can rest assured that your home or business is safe from pesky vermin.

At Bon Accord, we understand how the presence of mice or other pests can be a huge issue to your home or businesses.

Bon Accord’s commitment to excellence in the field of pest control has been recognized throughout Great Britain. We invest heavily into training for our technicians, and are always looking outwards towards what is the newest technology or treatment that will help push boundaries with small businesses all over the UK!

 

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Mice FAQ

There is no way of knowing for certain how long a mouse will live but it has been estimated that the lifespan ranges from 1 to 3 years.

Mice can be prolific, with some saying that they reproduce 5 to 10 times each year and give birth in batches of 3-12 pups.

The short answer is yes, but not very likely. It’s estimated that less than 1 out of every 100 people who come into close proximity will develop an infection because their immune systems fight off these diseases so well-usually without even noticing they’ve been exposed!

Yes, mice can bite. Although it is rare for them to sink their teeth into you

It is often asked question how much it costs to get rid of mice, and the answer depends on a number of factors like: size of the property, where the infestation is coming located, the size of the infestation etc

Mice Species & Guide

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Mice Species You Can Find In The UK

Mice are the most common mammal in the UK, but that doesn’t make them popular. They’re viewed as pests in homes and businesses for chewing through woodwork, wiring and furnishings.

Mouse identification

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House Mouse (Mus musculus)

Facts:

  • Common names: House Mouse
  • Scientific name:Mus musculus
  • Family: Muridae
  • Habitat: barns, houses, sheds, and other similar structures.
  • Diet: fruits, seeds and grains. They are omnivorous, which means they eat both plants and meat
  • Predators: foxes, weasels and owls Origin: native

Yellow Necked Mouse (Apodemus flavicollis)

Facts

  • Common names: yellow-necked mouse
  • Scientific name: Apodemus flavicollis
  • Family: Muridae
  • Habitat: mature and ancient woodland
  • Size: 9.5-12cm; tail 7.7-11.8cm Mass 28 g
  • Diet: seeds, nuts, fruit and invertebrates
  • Predators: foxes, weasels and owls
  • Origin: native

Harvest mouse (Micromys minutus)

Facts

  • Common names: harvest mouse
  • Scientific name: Micromys minutus
  • Family: Muridae
  • Habitat: farmland and around woodland edges
  • Diet: seeds, nuts, fruit and invertebrates
  • Predators: weasels, stoats, foxes, cats, owls, hawks, crows
  • Size: 50-70mm. Weight: 4-6g. 
  • Lifespan:18 months on average
  • Origin: native

Wood mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus)

Facts

  • Common name(s): wood mouse, long-tailed field mouse, field mouse
  • Scientific name: Apodemus sylvaticus
  • Family: Muridae
  • Habitat: broadleaf and mixed woodland, grassland, farmland, hedgerows
  • Diet: seeds, fruit, nuts and insects
  • Size: 8-11cm long and 20-24 g in weight.
  • Colour:gray or tawny-brown
  • Predators: larger mammals, such as foxes and badgers, and raptors
  • Origin: native

House Mouse (Mus musculus)

 

The house mouse (Mus musculus) is a small mammal of the order Rodentia. It has an aquatic cousin that lives in water holes and eats plant material, but this animal doesn’t really do anything else like it! The most interesting thing about these furry creatures are their large ears; they use them as cheeks when chewing cud or listening for predators so sound waves reach all four limbs rather than just one at time which helps avoid confusion from background noise sources

 

Characteristics

House mice are small, furry creatures with an average adult length of 7.5-10 centimeters and a 5cm long tail that weigh about 40 grams in the wild but can vary depending on variety because they’re bred for different colors such as black vs white or light brown to dark chocolate shades

The mouse’s fur color does not always stay consistent when domesticating them so you may see some variation within its species even though there is typically only one type available at any given time during breeding season – which happens every two years (unless something goes wrong).

 

Mice are small mammals with short hair that live close to humans. They come in many different varieties, but some have a light belly and ears or tail covered by little hairs. The hind feet may also be shorter than those of Apodemus mice (house Mouse), at 15–19 mm long while its stride is around 4-5 cm depending on whether it’s running or jumping up 45 centimeters high pitch squeak voice sounds like something you would not want as company during dinner time

 

Life expectancy

House mice are usually short-lived creatures, only living one year in the wild due to their high level of predation and exposure. However they can live up two or three when protected by humans

The Methuselah Mouse Prize is a competition for breeding very long lived lab mice who have set records with 1 819 days lifespan (5 years ) Another record holder’s life spans were prolonged through genetic engineering but not other treatments like pharmacology/dietary supplementation; this animal still died at over 4 years old!

Yellow Necked Mouse/ Field Mouse (Apodemus flavicollis)

 

The yellow-necked mouse is a runner that lives in old and mature forests. They’re agile, alert animals so you will never see one fumbling around like some other types of prey might do if they were being chased by their predators

 

Identification

The yellow necked mouse is a furry little creature with large ears and protruding eyes. It has brown fur on its back, but the distinctive feature for this species are white underpants that give it an appearance similar to wood mice (though not as tall). The band across their throats distinguishes them from other animals in our area–and makes finding these cute critters easy! This animal ranges around 9-12cm total length including tail; 7 – 12 cm if you exclude any extra appendages like paws or wings which might be present depending upon whether they have grown since being born

 

Habitat: Urban & gardens, coniferous woodland, deciduous woodland, mixed woodland.

Diet: Feeding primarily on tree seed, fruits, some green plants and invertebrates, their diet is very similar to their close relative the wood mouse.

Description: In appearance, the yellow necked mouse has a brown back and white underbelly. A bright band of this colors can be seen across it’s throat area where there are large protruding ears as well as long tail base ending in black tips

 Size: 9.5-12cm; tail 7.7-11.8cm.

 Weight: 14-45g

 Lifespan: Few mice survive more than a year and the average life expectancy is 3-4 months.

Breeding: The yellow-necked mouse has a unique reproductive cycle in which males become reproductively active first and the onset of breeding falls 2-8 weeks earlier than for wood mice. They start breeding in February, and produce litters of 2 to 11 young throughout the rest of spring into fall. Litters are born naked with no eyes, weighing about 2g; however their distinctive collar can be seen by then–a grey precursor to its color later on postnatal development stage

 Origin & Distribution: One of the most common species in Britain, yellow-necked mice can be found across a restricted range from Dorset to Kent and Suffolk. They are often associated with long established woodland sites but do not hesitate to venture into hedgerows or even gardens as well!

What do yellow-necked mice look like?

The yellow-necked mouse has light brown fur with white underparts and a band of bright yellow around its neck that earned them the name. It also has large ears to help detect predators, long tails for balance as well as being able to see in darkness easily due to their sharp eyesight; these features make it easy for you to know if an animal is coming up behind your house without even turning!

The wood Mouse lacks this feature but can still be confused because they both have dark gray backs while other distinguishable traits like size difference come into play here too so remember: never rely on just one factor when making decisions about what type wild animals might live near where you are building or visiting often

What do yellow-necked mice eat?

Yellow-necked mice are omnivores. They eat a wide range of food, including insects and other invertebrates; nuts, seeds or fruit ; bulbs from flowers such as crocus flower which is also known at times for its color (a lighter shade along with white).

Where do yellow-necked mice live?

The yellow-necked mouse is only found in South East England, parts of central and southern Wales. These mice spend much time foraging on trees to find food all while developing extensive burrow systems that are often built inside tree roots or under deadwood where they can be hidden from predators like birds who might want their head as dinner!

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