Sankeys Pest Control

Mouse Control


If you suspect a mouse or two might have moved into your house, give us a call.


We are a professional, well-established pest control company and we have been working in the South East and London since 1975.


Give us a ring and talk to one of our friendly and experienced staff about how we can help.

Facts about Mice

Mice don't live alone, so if you see signs of a mouse it is likely that you have an infestation. Their nests are likely to be in quiet places within the structure of a building, such as beneath floors, above ceilings and behind walls.


From the age of two months a female mouse will start to reproduce. She may have 7 to 8 litters a year, with 4 to 8 young each time, so a small number of mice in the house can quickly grow. Mice are nocturnal creatures with limited eyesight but they have a keen sense of hearing, smell and touch.

Signs of a Mice Infestation

The most obvious sign of an infestation is the presence of droppings. Mice may produce between 50 to 80 droppings per night. If they are shiny and soft they are fresh, indicating an active infestation, while dull and hard droppings are old. An ammonia smell, especially noticeable in enclosed spaces such as cupboards, is another sign of mice activity. This smell is from the mouse's urine and is strong because mice tend to urinate frequently.


Other signs of the presence of mice include scratching noises, shredded or torn paper and fabric used for nesting, footprints and teeth marks on food. There may also be smear marks where mice have run by walls. Of course, you may see a mouse and then you can be confident of at least one living in the house, but it's more likely to be several.

Protecting Your Home Against Mice

Mice have soft skeletons and can make their way through tiny gaps, even as small as a pencil, so holes in the outside of the property need to be closed. This includes spaces around pipes and gaps under doors. Once mice have established themselves in a building, with nests and a food supply, they are unlikely to leave to go outside.


They are very inquisitive and will explore within the house. They are able to climb as well as jump up to 10 inches and will make their way upwards in gaps behind the walls. Mice are not suspicious of new objects in the way that rats are, so traps and bait work faster.


All food, including that for animals, should be kept in airtight containers. Rubbish should also be stored in secure containers and if there is building work being carried out, care should be taken that there are no gaps available for mice to gain access.


If you think you have a problem with mice then our professional pest controllers will be able to help you.
Call us on: 0800 158 3885 or send us a quick message through our Quick Contact Form.



The Problem with Mice


Mice will eat and contaminate food and any surfaces they walk on.


As they take a small amount of food and move on to another site, their urine and faeces are spread over a wide area. In this way, mice may spread various diseases to humans, including salmonellosis.


Mice can also cause damage to a property by gnawing and chewing.


They need to gnaw to stop their teeth getting too long and can chew through various materials, including wood and plastic, thus damaging the structure and goods in the home.


If they chew through electric cables there is a risk of fire.


It is important to address the problem of a mouse infestation sooner rather than later.


To discuss the options available call us today on: 0800 158 3885 or fill in our Quick Contact Form.


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