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Mice

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Mice are nocturnal animals and you may not see them during the day. They are inquisitive creatures.

What to look out for:

  • Sightings – although they are generally nocturnal you may see them during the day.
  • Droppings – look like black grains of rice.
  • Signs of gnawing – habitual gnawing is commonplace as their incisor teeth continue to grow and must be ‘worn down’.
  • Burrows – holes in the ground up to the size of a ping pong ball.
  • Holes in the fabric of the building – about the size of a ping pong ball.
  • Smell – musky/urine.
  • Noise – like rats they are nocturnal and you may hear them in the building at night.

How to control them:

  • Ensure food is stored in sealed containers.
  • Clean up any food spills immediately.
  • Remove rubbish promptly and store in containers which deny access to mice.
  • Clean work surfaces and appliances regularly and thoroughly.
  • Find out how they are getting into the building.
  • A broken air brick or a gap around a waste water pipe provides access.
  • Do not block air bricks but cover with a fine grade metal mesh.
  • Seal gaps around pipes and door thresholds.

Mice are controlled by trapping or poison baiting.

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