On a daily basis we hear from home owners right across the North West who are having issues with mice in their homes.
Many may have seen an odd mouse run across their carpet in a quiet evening, or found a few droppings in a kitchen cupboard. Others are having larger issues and are over run with mice in their homes, kitchens and lofts.
Whatever your issue or concerns, you can be assured we have seen and dealt with it before. People realise that having mice in their homes can lead to all sorts of problems. Mice will often make their presence felt after the chewing of wires or even the chewing of plastic water pipes, obviously this presents a fire or flood risk.
Mice are also discovered after the spoiling of food stuffs in kitchen cupboards, its not unusual for people to phone us in a panic after finding a packet of biscuits chewed open half missing! There is obviously a risk here with the spreading of diseases.
Many people don’t like the idea of hurting an animal within their home, other calls will be from people who, having seen a mouse, go into panic and will even move out of the home until the problem is solved.
I offer a fast, efficient, understanding service and I’m on call to offer reassurance at all times. Catching and dealing with mice within your home is quite straightforward and a solution can usually be in place within a few hours of giving me a call. As well as dealing with any rodent problems you may have I will also offer free advice on making sure your home is as rodent proof as possible in the future.
Smiths pest control is a small family business. We have worked within commercial properties of all sizes for decades, from the smallest corner shop to large food factories and football stadiums.
With Smiths Pest control you get the flexibility and affordability of a smaller business, yet the professional comprehensive cover that you would expect from a larger national company.
We offer a full pest control service to all commercial properties in Lancashire and Greater Manchester for all mice and rodent problems. We can always offer a one off service to remove a mouse infestation or contract cover involving monitoring and biologist visits to keep your business free from mice over a longer period, satisfying all relevant health and safety requirements.
The house mouse (Mus musculus) is one of the most common mice that you are likely to encounter within your home. They will usually appear to be about 3 1/2″ long, though people descriptions of size can vary depending on how much of a panic they are in! They have been known to jump upto 18″ and when looking to proof a property I always believe anything they can get their head into they will get their body through.
The gestation period is normally around 20 days, and they will normally give birth to 6-8 young though up to 14 have been known. A female can often have up to 10 litters a year so it is obvious how quickly a mouse problem can develop. A young mouse will normally breed at 8 weeks but it is possible for a mouse to breed as young as 5 weeks.
We also see increasing numbers of wood mice in peoples homes. These are much larger than the house mouse and have longer ears and tails. The wood mouse has much more of a tendency to chew. Most cases of chewed water pipes can be traced to wood mice, with the plastic connections on modern push fit plastic piping being a particular draw to them.. They also like to nibble on the foam pipe lagging in lofts. Their habit of collecting stones and pieces of plaster and forming little piles makes them interesting little creatures, I often use the word mischievous to describe the wood mouse.
For Domestic and Commercial pest control in Bolton, Preston, Wigan and Blackburn as well as throughout Greater Manchester and the North West contact me, Ian Smith, on 07821 318954.