This article looks at the habits and lifestyles of mice. It also explores mouse control and the importance of ensuring control methods are put into place before an infestation occurs
Here in the UK, we are at the time of year where mouse control is extremely important. As the cold harsh winter sets in, mice will begin their search for an appropriate place to settle. Unfortunately it is very difficult to prevent your home or business being the chosen location.
Even when your premise is rodent proofed, meaning all holes and potential entry points are blocked, they can still enter via a door or even make new holes. For this reason a mouse control programme, whether preventative or reactive is essential.
During the winter, especially in London, mice are often a fact of life. To help us better understand there habits and lifestyle, I have put together a set of 10 mice facts.
- Mice are good jumpers, climbers and swimmers, but will only swim, climb and jump when there is no other alternative
- In perfect conditions, a nest of mice can deposit 18,000 droppings and produce 2,500 heirs in a six-month period.
- A male mouse is called a buck, a female mouse a doe and a baby mouse a pinky or a kitten.
- To this day some people believe that fried mice or mouse pie is a cure for bed wetting. Mice were also once used to treat smallpox, whooping cough, measles and stomach aches.
- Mouse urine has a fluorescent glow
- Mice are able to see some colours; however, they do lack the pigment that allows them to see red.
- Contrary to popular belief, mice are exceptionally clean - often organising their home into areas specific for food, shelter, and bathroom purposes.
- Mice have tails that are as long as their bodies
- Mice forage only short distances from their nest, usually not more than 10 to 25 feet.
- Mice have an excellent sense of balance, enabling them to walk along telephone wires, ropes and similar thin objects.
It is evident that mice are far more complex then most of us realise. The fact that they are extremely clean is surprising, and the stories of mice being used as a medicinal cure is shocking. I have come across a variety of mice facts that I had never even considered, however this has not changed the way I feel about these pests. While the thought of mice is bad enough, the health and safety implications of an infestation can be severe, for this reason preventative and control methods must be considered
While mouse control can effectively be dealt to DIY on a small scale, it is important to establish the severity of the issue before attempting to deal with it on your own. Mice breed very quickly, and any time lost considering how to deal with the problem is crucial. Pest control companies offer a range of a range of solutions, including mouse monitor units, RADAR units, traps, baiting and glue boards. The treatment required will vary depending on your level of infestation, so it is always best to seek professional advice.
With winter approaching, l is something that should be considered for all properties, both commercial and residential.Getting on top of an infestation before it occurs is essential.For further advice on contact a professional pest control company.