Of Mice And Men – A Pest Controllers Most Common Adversary
The Mus (Mice)
Dangers of House Mice
How to prevent house mice
Prevention is better than cure, so let’s take a look at how we can accomplish that. Mice only need a gap of 5mm to gain entry (roughly the diameter of the eraser end of a pencil). You will need to search for any potential entry points and seal these up with wire wool embedded in quick-setting cement. Proofing all means of entry as much as possible will help to prevent an infestation.
Other steps you should take are:
- Remove potential nesting sites by keeping gardens clean and tidy, cutting back overgrown areas and clearing any piles of wood/debris
- Cover any household waste where mice can get access to it, close dustbin lids and cover compost heaps
- Store food in airtight containers and make sure any food debris is cleaned up straight away
- Install door sweeps or door brush strip on exterior doors, if the gap is larger than 4mm.
Good hygiene practices won’t eliminate a mouse problem, but poor practices will attract them.