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. So you can be sure to get the best results in our rodent treatment.
The client uses the free of charge follow up visit only as and when needed. So you make the most of it. Also you can 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.
Mice behave as a population and spread following a pattern. This pattern is best described as Mice Population Dynamic, and in the pest control field it is actually simple to deconstruct and control . Basically, when you have rodents you need to consider what is taking place around you before you put in place a rodent control treatment.
How to control mice in London
Once again it is more straight forward than you may think.
- 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?
- 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?
- Is the standard of refurbishing/decorating good or was the builder not concerned and leaving gaps at skirting boards level?
- 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 good? Are the mice eating it? Are you noticing a sharp fall in activity?
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.
How to get rid of mice in the house
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.
Get rid of mice in 3 steps
Monitor Mice Activity
When looking for a mouse exterminator in London it is very important monitoring mice activity is essential for your peace of mind. You could set some dropping-free control areas and check every so often for new droppings. Any new droppings would clearly indicate on-going activity, that you had at least the visit of the mouse that made them.
You can also have in place a preventive mouse treatment that will serve as a control, but also will protect your home in case anything finds its way in.
The best location to leave the baits are of course at void space level, out of sight and out of reach.
I always resent companies that leave baits in every room and in every corridor.
It is unsightly, but it will require mice coming into your living space to reach these bait boxes, when it is mice coming in that is the problem in first place.
Really, you need to insure that mice are taken care off as upstream as possible from you, so that mice do not reach you ever.
Mice Bait Communal Areas
As I suggested earlier, there is no need to place bait boxes brainlessly every so many metres along the hallways. Supposing mice have been seen along the corridor, the mice actually came from somewhere else.
So you need to “reverse engineer” where mice originated from, and how they accessed the area. Mice do not fly, and therefore the basement and ground floor need looking into. Mice do not go through walls, so check if the pipework was sealed around.
You may find that there are also gaps at skirting board level. If not, you may find gaps under the doors. All of which could be sealed easily enough to keep mice out.
Electrical cupboards, risers and airing cupboards with plenty of cables/pipes are key areas that mice us to travel through from floor to floor.
In most cases, mouse proofing airing cupboards would be difficult and expensive. But service cupboards remain a good location to place to bait down. Think of these cupboards being linked to each other, from flat to flat, from floor to floor, as big motorways for mice to spread through.
As we have seen earlier, mouse proofing for most rooms is straight forward. Four walls, a few heaters' pipes, a few gaps at skirting board level, fitting a draught excluder on the door, and the trick is done.
Areas with a lot of pipework and little access take more time. It is typically labour extensive to mouse proof a kitchen properly. In most cases it is useless to go flat on your belly trying to block the gaps using expending foam. There are many more gaps hidden at the back of the kitchen units, outside the line of sight.
Mice can chew through foam, and foam will eventually set and often leave gaps still open at the back of the pipework. Foam will enclose pipes and possibly electric wires making it very difficult and expensive to carry out future maintenance/repairs.
Mouse proofing is exclusion work. We need to block/seal/boxin/box out whatever feature that would otherwise allow mice to travel. You want to seal 100% of the access points, make the bondary between void space and living space tigh 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.