Mice

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Mice (Mus domesticus) - House Mouse

Appearance

House mice are 3 to 4 inches long, with large ears, small eyes and pointed nose. Light brown or light gray. Their droppings are rod-shaped.

Habits

House mice can breed throughout the year and sometimes share nests. They live indoors, but mice can also survive outdoors. Mice are nocturnal (i.e. they usually sleep during the day). They have a voracious appetite, eating 15 to 20 times a day, and mice build their nest near places where food is accessible.

Female mice can give birth to 6 babies every three weeks and can have up to 35 mice in one year.

Threats

  • Micro droplets of mouse urine can cause allergies in children.
  • Mice can also bring fleas, mites, ticks, and lice into your home. Mice can multiply quickly and will do significant damage to your home and furniture because of their gnawing activities.
  • Mice will also contaminate food and other materials through their droppings.
  • There are instances whereby mice activity has caused house fires as they can chew through the electric cables.

Prevention of Mice

  • To keep mice and other rodents out, make sure all holes of larger diameter than a pencil are sealed.
  • Keep bins well sealed.
  • Avoid food spillages and try keeping food stored in sealed containers.
  • Remove mice harbourage opportunities.

Mice Treatments and Control

Mice treatments depend on the level of infestation, the location, and the possibility of non-target species presence. Mice control may involve using mice poison, break-back traps, trap-and-release humane traps, building proofing, mice bait boxes, etc.

Owl Pest Control Technicians have extensive knowledge and experience in dealing with mice from any area around your home & office, e.g.: Mice in walls, ceilings, under floor boards, in kitchen / hot press. We also offer DIY mice eradication solutions below.

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    DIY Mice Treatment Products

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    Click on the links below for more details or to buy Mice Treatments and Control products online.

    External Bait box for Rodenticide - Owl pest control Dublin

    Heavy Duty Outdoor Galvanised Mice Bait Stations. Safe and locked box (metal or plastic) designed to hold mice poison (rodenticide)

    Rodent Bait Station Plastic External - Owl pest control Dublin

    Outdoor Compact PVC Plastic Mice Bait Stations. Sturdy and safe design with 2 locks, a key, and a wall bracket to hold the box in place.

    Mice Box SX Black - Owl pest control Dublin

    Indoor Mice Bait Boxes
    Smaller size than Bait Stations and less conspicuous. Locked with a key for safety. Excellent value for money packs.

    Mouse Trap Snap-E - Owl pest control Dublin

    Mouse Traps.
    Fast-release professional traps designed to provide a fast and clean kill.
    Quantity discounts.

    Vertox 25 - Owl pest control Dublin

    Rodenticides - Mice poison to eradicate the entire colony.

    Live Catch Traps - Owl pest control Dublin

    Humane (no kill) live catch-and-release Mouse traps (soon available online - please call us to order).

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