Mouse Control Essex

KAT Pest Control Essex specialise in the control of mice. Contact KAT Pest Control Essex and we can provide a free mouse control quotation and advise on the best way to deter mice from your property in the future.

Mouse Facts
Mouse Control

The mouse was reportedly found in this country as early as the 9th Century, when and how will continue to remain unsolved. Certainly as agricultural practices improved man's harvests, the need for greater storage facilities were created thus providing more food and nest sites for mice and rats.

Mice will drink water if available but can survive on food with a moisture content of 15%. It is omnivorous, feeding from a number of different points. Whole wheat, which has been partly eaten by mice, has a kibbled appearance whilst whole grain, partly eaten by rats, has a cut or chopped appearance.

Mouse Control Essex

Prior to carrying out treatment against mice, a thorough inspection or survey of the property, site or area will take place to decide on the extent and size of the mouse infestation. Adjoining areas should also be included in this survey. Following the survey, (having established which species of mouse is present) a baiting programme should be established. The operative will present a rodenticide to the mouse without endangering non-target animals or man. Each infestation will not only be different but will change daily, even hourly in this aspect and this should be taken into consideration when carrying out the site assessment. With these points in mind, the baits should be out of site and not accessible if at all possible.

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. Safeguarding baits in a domestic location will always be a high priority, therefore always consider using tamper-resistant bait stations. Safeguarding baits in a domestic location will always be a high priority, therefore always consider using tamper-resistant bait stations. These can be placed under or behind kitchen fittings, behind fridges, under kitchen units, behind the bottom drawer of the cooker etc. In airing cupboards, they can be placed behind the tank and in a large majority of cases, under the floorboarding. If baits are to be used in bathroom areas, bath panels can be removed and baits placed under the bath itself. Loft areas usual present a low risk of accessibility from non-targets and often cardboard bait boxes or even open trays are used. If in any doubt, use tamper-resistant bait boxes in these areas also. It is important to remember that mice feed from many different places during the course of a nights feeding. Control will therefore be achieved by placing a large number of small bait points rather than fewer bigger bait points.

KAT Pest Control provide Mouse control services in the following areas of Essex

Ashingdon, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Brentwood, Canvey Island, Chelmsford, Grays, Highwood, Hockley, Leigh on Sea, Maldon, Rayleigh, Rochford, South Woodham, Southend, Stanford Le Hope, Thurrock, Westcliffe on Sea and Wickford.

Pest Control Services

Contact KAT Pest Control