Inoculand provides mice control in London since 2008
Get the best value service with 2 visits within 3 months for a flat fee of £89+vat. We use 2 of the highest quality baits available on the market SOREXA D and SAKARAT D. Therefore you can be sure to get the best results with our rodent treatment.
Our client uses the free of charge follow up visit only as and when needed. So you make the most of it. You can also request the mouse proofing with 1 year guarantee anytime within 6 months. And best of all the 1 year guarantee starts from the day it is carried out.
Choosing the best mouse control approach
Mouse control companies are in large numbers in London and it can be difficult to choose the right service or pest control provider that will fit your needs best.
Why our mouse control service is the way it is
From the start Inoculand has endeavoured to build-in quality and value for money in all the services we provide.
A follow up mice treatment anytime within 3 months
The longer the period between mice treatment visits, the more time for mice to eat the bait and the more relevant will be our observations on the follow up. Our clients use the follow up visit at the next instance of mice activity or whenever they want within 3 months and they do not have to pay again.
Many other companies provide 2 or 3 visits at 2 weeks interval and remove the baits on their final visit. This approach is very wasteful in case of residual or mild mice infestation. Furthermore, it leaves you unprotected. And in case a new mouse would happen to come afterwards, you would have to pay for another round of treatment.
Having a flat fee for Mouse Control
At Inoculand, our mouse control measures are applied at the heart of the issue where mice are mostly coming from. In most cases the work and time involved is very much the same for a terraced house than a studio flat.
Offering a flat fee of £89+vat for rodent control is not only fair, but it is also simpler and better for your peace of mind.
Why do we carry out mouse control the way we do
During the 5 years I worked for the London Borough of Lambeth, I monitored how effective various bait formulations were. I had no difficulties to identify Sorexa D (canary seed bait) and Sakarat D (wax bait) as the most efficient ones.
We place 2 different bait formulations down for mice control
Mice are sporadic eaters and can be quite fussy. The best product is by far Sorexa D, canary seeds are a real treat to them. But by placing also the second best product (Sakarat D) down, we enhance our ability to control mice. In some areas Sakarat D is more successful than Sorexa D.
We are often going after other London Pest Control companies and find their bait boxes untouched by mice. In most cases it is because the bait they used is not palatable so mice disregard it as they find more attractive alternatives in the client's home.
We leave our mice treatment down at void space level
Mice travel from house to house following the pipework and other gaps at void space level. Whenever a gap is left open it allows them to reach further into the living space.
Placing our rodent bait at void space level results to be more hygienic and much safer. Also it is much safer since baits are left out of sight and out of reach of pet and children.
When we go behind other pest control companies, we often deplore finding bait boxes spread all over the place in plain sight, or in areas that were not primarily infested.
The bait stays in place after the follow up mouse treatment
The bait serves two purposes. It eradicates the mice affecting your home, but it also protects your home from re-infestation. Removing the bait from site would be counter productive and leave your property vulnerable.
Many pest control companies as well as Council Pest Control services remove all their baits completely at the end of their treatments and recommend their clients to get the proofing done by another company such as Inoculand.
How to get rid of mice in the house
Mice behave as a population and spread following a well defined pattern known as mice population Dynamic. When you have rodents, you need to consider where they may be mice coming from and design your strategy accordingly.
The best mouse control is the one you do not need
Mice do not differentiate between poor and rich, ethnic groups or individual life styles. They are resourceful and relentless. They will breed when they find a good environment, and they will move in a constant search for food and harbourage.
Report any mice infestation to the next door neighbours
Mice only travel 10-12 meters around their nest to look for food and they surely do not fly. This simply means that the mouse that is affecting you was either born in your home, or was coming from flat below or the house next door.
London Mouse Control
Is there any flat below? Even though the ground floor flat reports no mice activity, mice usually have to go through the ground floor before they reach the upper floors. The ground is the gateway for mice activity, and ideally this is where you would want to do something to stop mice from reaching further into the building.
Ideally mice should be stopped before they could ever reach you. But the neighbouring tenants do not always even realise they have mice. They do not recognise the droppings for what they are, or maybe they may just not have seen them ever? Calling their attention on the matter and raising the awareness will be a step in the right direction.
Check underneath the sink unit for droppings
By doing so you can check that your property has no signs of any mouse activity. The presence of mice droppings would be a clear indication that there is a mice issue. The more droppings, the greater the problem. Taking an early notice of any pest issue will not only benefit you. But it will allow to take action before the pests eventually reach your neighbours.
If there are no droppings underneath the kitchen units and at the back of the washing machine you do not have an established mice infestation.
Getting treated without warning the neighbours can get you reinfested at a later stage. Having a concerted mouse control strategy would prevent infested properties to pass on mice to one another repeatedly.
Having a good and well kept neighbourhood that is not mice friendly
Look around your property: Is there an overgrown garden nearby? A derelict home? A rail track? Are you in the middle of a park? An antisocial neighbour? Is there anything that can be done to improve the situation?
Most of us live in flats or terraced houses. It often takes no more than one neighbour who is not on top of things to cause a well established mice problem within an area. What's more, antisocial behaviour would only contribute to make things worse.
Keeping your home clean and tidy
On first instance mice do not know if they will find any food when they intrude inside your property. However, when they do find food, they will surely come back to get some supplies. And in case the food available would be plentiful, they would be able to breed rapidly.
Consequently we must keep our home as unfriendly to mice as possible. Look within your home: Are there a lot of belongings? Packed under-staircase cupboards? Is it messy or do you sometimes leave the kitchen with the remaining of your dinner uncleaned?
Do you have any pets? Could you change their feeding routine in order not to leave the dog/cat food dish full all day long? You have a bird, seeds falling on the floor? Is it not going to attract mice?
Keep your home maintained to good standards
Mice need to intrude into the living space. They mostly get in through gaps around pipework and at skirting board level. Having a home well built will reduce dramatically the amount of access points and make it inauspicious to them .
Is the standard of refurbishing/decorating good or was the builder not concerned and leaving gaps at skirting boards level? At the doors shutting tightly and are they large gaps under the doors?
How to kill mice and make your home unfit to rodents
There are basically four main approaches that can be used in order to get rid of mice: sonic deterrents, traps, poison and proofing. They can be implemented individually or in conjunction with various degrees of efficiency.
Using mice deterents
Sonic devices are very easy to install and give a certain degree of confidence to the tenants. The logic behind them is that Mice may hence choose to go to your neighbour's home rather than staying at yours.
They do work in lab conditions, but in the field mice will put up with them if they have no better place to go. I do not value ultrasonic devises. Too many of our clients tried them unsuccessfully before contracting us.
Naphthalene (moth balls), peppermint oil, salt, cayenne pepper should not be considered as a deterrent against mice.
Using trapping against mice
Mouse traps only catche one mouse at a time. Glue traps are quite inhuman and would require tenants to check them daily to dispatch without further suffering any mouse they may have caught. Spring mouse traps are more likely to kill them instantly and would need to be baited with a small amount of crunchy peanut butter, of possibly chocolate.
In general, young and inexperience mice are more likely to be caught by a trap. More experienced mice are likely to avoid them entirely. More often than not our clients find the trap empty and unsuccessful. And even though the traps would manage to catch a few mice, the tenant would still have to content with all the other mice running havoc.
Using mouse poison
Baiting as we explored before requires to place the mouse bait boxes in suitable areas and to use a bait formulation that mice will want to eat. The benefit is that mice do not know it is poison. A single take is often enough to take care of them. And modern baits do not cause acute pain so they never associate bait with something detrimental.
The more mice you have, the more desperate they are to find food, the less fussy they become, the more likely they would eat any bait regardless of what it is made off. But when mice are only a few, you need to compete with our human food they have plenty off to feed on.
Are you placing the bait in the right area for maximum impact? Normally the best area to bait is where you find most of the mice droppings and smear marks. Is the bait you use any good? Are the mice eating it? Are you noticing a sharp fall in activity?
Contact gel can also be used against mice,. It adheres to the feet and fur of mice, and mice would ingest it as the result of normal rodent grooming behaviour.
Implementing Mouse exclusion work in your home
Mouse proofing consists of sealing 100% of the access points so mice can't come in anymore. The benefit of proofing is twofold: you stop mice from accessing food stuff they would rely on to build in numbers, and you keep your home safe and hygienic.
The builder's way
Sealing everything off as they build the house, or before they fit a brand new kitchen. It would require the builders to work to a very high standard, and not overlook any gaps. Once the kitchen units are in place, it will be too late.
The pest controller's way
If you have mice, the builders surely didn't care sealing gaps around the pipework and at skirting board level. From there, the pest control technician will need to “reverse engineer” where mice originated from and mouse proof as we go thoroughly and throughout the property.
More importantly, expending foam must not be used for mouse proofing. Mice can easily chew through it and foam would enclose pipes and electric wires making it very difficult and expensive to carry out future maintenance/repairs.
Inoculand is a trusted Mouse Control Company
Inoculand managed to build a solid reputation among private clients, landlords and estate agents based on hard work, commitment and resilience. As such we became approved mouse control contractor for PORTICO, Benham&Reeves, Chestertons, Rendall&Rittner and many more.
Our mouse control service includes a strong one year guarantee on our mouse proofing. We are also going the extra mile whenever we have a chance. As such we are grateful for the support of all our clients and the appreciation they showed when posting reviews about us.
- Choosing the best mouse control approach
- Why our mouse control service is the way it is
- Why do we carry out mouse control the way we do
- How to get rid of mice in the house
- The best mouse control is the one you do not need
- How to kill mice and make your home unfit to rodents
- Inoculand is a trusted Mouse Control Company