Mice Control in Yorkshire
The house mouse and occasionally the wood mouse are the main culprits. With short grey or brown fur, a long tail and measuring between 6cm and 10cm from head to body, mice love to find warmth and shelter in buildings. They build nests and breed rapidly. A female mouse can produce up to 10 litters annually, with up to 12 babies in each litter. The baby mice leave the nest only two weeks after birth and are ready to reproduce in less than three months.
With such a prolific breeding cycle, it’s easy to see why mice can be such a problem, particularly to commercial food outlets. Most mice are active at night and use their highly efficient senses to seek out seeds, berries and shoots. They will nibble through virtually anything with their sharp front teeth, causing significant damage to homes, gnawing cables and pipes, contaminating food stores, and spreading food poisoning.
As most domestic species have become resistant to the blood-thinning rodent killer warfarin, we can employ a combination of commercial rodenticides, baits and traps alongside mouse-proofing any entry points.