Mice or a Mouse in the House

Mice or a mouse in the house is just not a healthy environment to be in. If mice are present then they are fast in accumulating in numbers if not evicted early as in removed.

Mice are normally determined from their dark coloured droppings as well as signs and the evidence they leave behind on their trail of destruction like damaging stored foods, packaging or woodwork. Mice need to gnaw compulsively and have been known to chew through electric cables, water and gas pipes of which can all be seriously damaged thus leading to dangerous situations left behind for you and your family to tend with.

These creatures can climb as well as squeeze through very small holes leading to pantries or larders where they can infect and contaminate food.

You should take necessary precautions to help prevent having mice in the home. Mouse traps are very common but if you have children it may not be an ideal option Try to fill in or cover any cavities in the wall and seal any openings you come across that is unless they are there for a purpose – like air vents etc.

Humane mouse traps can be purchased purely for this purpose. The traps usually consist of a box which the mouse is lured into. Once trapped inside you simply just let the mouse free. The release of the prisoner should be put into action as far away from the home as possible.

In many households the common brown rat is present – the brown rat is about 250 mm long and is an animal of habit, living both above and below ground. It is the black rat which is famously recognized as the rodent plague carrier, this rat is smaller measuring about 175 mm long and is an lively climber. Rats breed rapidly and, like mice, need to gnaw compulsively. Brown Rats burrow underground and nestle into soft material; loose soil, refuse tips and under sheds. They are a damaging and destructive creature where they will gnaw through anything – so bear this in mind because of the dangers they leave behind like nibbling though electric cables. Rats are vermin which in a way represents what they spread and that is diseases

Rats are contaminators and their urine can pollute stagnant water If you come in contact with a rats urine you should consult a doctor. Seal or barricade any gaps under the shed – move any piles of wood. Rats are encouraged by the bread and scraps you leave out for the birds. Pest control should be called in if poison is to be used to remove the mice and rats.