The house mouse is responsible for the spreading of numerous diseases including toxoplasmosis (a disease that can be a threat to pregnant women), salmonella and typhus. It can contaminate food with its droppings, fur and urine (they urinate constantly to mark territory). Mice also carry parasites, introducing them to your home, and they in turn bring their own diseases.
For this reason professional Ecofriendly Pest Control technicians may recommend a combination of techniques depending on the level of infestation and the area within the property. They will also ensure that any methods used pose no risk to children and family pets. To get rid of mice and rats we avail ourselves of totally ecological methods as well as of baits contained in little stations. These stations are locked with a safety system so as to guarantee no risk.
It is also essential to carry out proofing and preventative measures to eliminate the risk of re-infestation. Your fully-trained Ecofriendly Pest Control technician will be able to make appropriate recommendations.
Mice and rats, like all rodents, need to gnaw frequently and this can cause damage to woodwork, packaging, water and gas pipes and even electrical cables, causing damage to equipment such as computers and a serious fire risk. The most common sign that you have a mouse infestation is finding little black droppings or noticing chewed food packets or bin bags. Or you may hear scuttling sounds in your cupboards or beneath the floorboards, or even see the mice themselves. You may have only seen one mouse scurrying about and think the problem is a small one, but often it’s the male scouting for food for his family back in the nest.
Mice breed prolifically, each pair producing up to eight litters of up to 16 young each in a year. These mice mature in 8-10 weeks and so the cycle continues and increases at an alarming rate. Mice these days are becoming resistant to some of the rodenticides available and their habits mean that traditional baiting and trapping techniques do not always work on their own.