Mouse Control Glasgow
Damage to Your Property
If you have ever had a mouse infestation on your domestic or commercial premises, then you will be aware of the extensive repair costs which can follow. Mice will use their tiny but strong and robust incisors to chew upon a vast range of materials, including:
- Pipes and Wires
- Fabrics and Leather
- Doors and Floorboards
Regardless of whether they are chewing on a leather armchair to find shelter and warmth inside or trying to get through drywall to access a room, the aesthetic and property damage that can result from mice is expensive to repair.
For whatever reason, rodents have a dangerous habit of gnawing on electrical wire insulation. This can not only break appliances but presents a severe risk of fire. In fact, around 15% of property fires within the UK are a direct result of rodent activity.
Mice and Disease
The vast majority of pest species have the potential to spread disease and illness. Mice are no different:
Food and Drink: Mice are constantly scavenging for nutrition. This means that everything we eat and drink is at risk. Mice regularly contaminate human food and drink with their faeces and urine, presenting a serious health hazard.
Airborne Particles: When active on your property, mice will leave behind a dangerous amount of debris. This includes urine, faeces, and nesting material. When you disturb this material full of contagions, there is a chance you will inhale it and contract an infection. In commercial settings, there is a chance these infections will spread through ventilation systems.
Water Supply: Rodents tend to stick to areas which are free from human activity. This means they spend a lot of time in crawl spaces behind walls and even in and around water supplies. By leaving their excrement, or indeed corpses, in these water supplies, they can spread disease and infection.
Lice and Fleas: Rodents carry a lot of insects within their fur. This means that by entering your property, they can introduce an entire new pest infestation, including many insects which may also be carrying various diseases.
Diseases Carried by Mice
We cannot go into detail about every condition that mouse species can spread, but a few of the more prominent ones are:
Hantavirus: Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) is a dangerous respiratory disease which will cause flu-like symptoms, including aches and pains, and eventually severe breathing problems. It can spread very easily, and even the healthiest of individuals are at risk.
Rat-Bite Fever: Despite the name, mice can also infect humans with rat-bite fever. Although mice will not attack humans if they have a choice when they feel particularly threatened, and fighting is the only option they will bite and scratch.
Salmonella: These dangerous bacteria thrive in the digestive systems of rodent species. Although feral mice are particularly prone to being carriers, even domesticated mice are at risk. There is a serious risk that without quick medical intervention this disease can cause lasting injury and even death.
Common Mouse Species
House Mouse: This pest is not strictly seasonal. Although activity may rise and fall, they are active on every month of the year. They also produce an incredible amount of young, occasionally more than 100 a year across multiple litters.
These young will be at breeding age within only two months. When these children start breeding, an infestation can very quickly become critical without intervention.
Although cereals are preferred, the house mouse can and will eat just about anything we can – and a lot that we cannot. While they can and do climb, they will spend the majority of their time out-of-the-way and underground.
Field Mouse: These species tend to make their nests and scavenge for food in fields and woods. Nonetheless, they will adapt to different environments and regularly make their home in various buildings including factories, sheds, garages, and warehouses.
If a breeding pair of field mice make their home within your property, the situation will quickly escalate. Not only do they produce multiple litters a year, but their young reach breeding age in as little as two months.
Field mice have their preferred food but are happy to consume any food that we eat when they have access to it.
Yellow-Necked Field Mouse: This type of field mouse is almost exclusively a problem in rural areas. Although they prefer to live outside, they will commonly settle in domestic and commercial properties for shelter and food.
This species will not breed all-year-round, but produce multiple litters from Spring, through Summer, and well into Autumn.
This species will actively gnaw on electrical wires which can harm electrical equipment and create a fire hazard. They will also leave their urine and faeces all over stock within warehouses.
Local and Effective Service
Our company relies on its flawless reputation, and the only way to maintain this is through absolute customer satisfaction. In order to achieve this our mouse control, Glasgow personnel treat each and every job individually, coming up with a tailor-fit plan. This way we can respond to your precise requirements.
All of our personnel are trained to the highest standards and have amassed years of practical experience working within our company. Not only will we quickly solve your current pest problem, but we can advise on measures you can take to safeguard against future problems.
With mouse control Glasgow technicians based within the city and surrounding areas, you can always depend on us to respond to your call quickly. Furthermore, we operate well-stocked vans allowing us to get to work immediately upon arrival.
Our company is BPCA approved, compliant with all relevant pest control legislation, and environmentally safe and responsible.
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