Berkshire - Hampshire - Surrey
Need to get rid of mice in Berkshire or Hampshire? DKG Pest Control LTD are here to help, our pest control technicians can come and survey the property, set traps, and make any proofing recommendations. We will then return regularly until the infestation of mice is brought under control; typically domestic mouse infestations are cleared within 3 visits.
Commercial clients will typically be offered a contract to clear any initial mouse infestation which may be present, and then return regularly to ensure a repeat infestation doesn't reoccur.
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Disinfecting after a Mouse Infestation
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Mouse Control Process
Contact Pest Control
Simply call or e-mail our office, Laura or Claire will give you any advice required and book an appointment for our mouse control experts to visit at a time to suit you.
Our pest control technician will survey the property for signs of a mouse infestation to identify approximate population of mice, entry points, how they are navigating the building and likely food sources. For large properties, landlords and commercial properties and detailed survey will be emailed to you.
Internal Domestic Mouse Control
The initial visit will be the key visit, our technician will identify where the mice are coming from, how they are entering the building and identify the infestation level. Set up the treatment which is usually a non-toxic treatment with traps only and give an estimated length of treatment.
Follow Up Visits
Follow up visits will be at weekly intervals, until the mouse infestation is cleared. During a follow up visit we will check and re-bait traps, collect any mouse carcases if any are found during the visit (all mouse carcasses are removed and disposed of via our registered waste carrier) and complete any proofing which may be required.
Commercial Rat Control
Commercial mouse control will usually be carried out as part of a 12-month monitoring contract whereby our pest control technicians will visit the premises monthly as a minimum. Our mouse monitoring contracts are usually based on an initial clearance of mice and then the remainder of the contract will be monitoring for future activity with non-toxic blocks. Then as soon as any mouse activity is seen, the non-toxic blocks can be replaced with traps to maintain a mouse free work environment.
Our pest control technicians will provide recommendations on proofing, hygiene and housekeeping to ensure there are no repeat infestations of mice.
Mouse Control FAQ's
How can I stop mice from entering my house?
Proofing your property for mice is usually a case of surveying the building structure for defects, such as hole in brick work around pipes, broken air bricks, poorly fitted doors and the like. Mice will detect warm air flowing out from holes in the brickwork and be attracted in. Proofing for mice can be difficult due to the tiny holes they can fit through, however in most cases it is possible.
What's the difference between a house mouse and field mouse?
Field Mice have distinct features:
A less uniform mouse with a sandy brown fur and a white to grey belly, field mice do not have a very strong smell, their back feet are large which give them a good spring for leaping and their ears are smaller than a house mouse’s.
House mice have uniformly brown-grey fur, right down to the tail and the under belly is a similar colour to the rest of the fur. Typical mouse profile, small feet with big eyes and ears (ears larger that field mouse). And house mice can often be very strong smelling.
How can I tell if I have Rats or Mice?
Sometimes it can be difficult to tell without evidence such as droppings or teeth marks on chew cables, rats will obviously be much noisier and heard running along the rats runs in the loft. Whereas mice are more likely to be heard just scratching and lightly scrabbling around.
Rats also tend to follow a bit of a routine and be heard late at night, where mice can be heard any time of day.
If rats have been using the loft long enough, it will be clear to see their runs on the insulation and likely to find droppings.
Pest Control Surveys
Our pest control technician will carry out a survey of your property to identify the type of pest and infestation level. This information will help us select the quickest and most effective treatments available. Our pest control technicians carry See Snake inspection cameras with recording facilities to access hard to reach places.
Whether you have insects, rodents or mammals, our pest control technician will select the best treatment for your infestation. This treatment will be carried out by a trained professional with only the best products on the market! All equipment is maintained to a high level and most importantly, the treatment will be carried out safely! Tailored to your property's exact requirements.
Our pest control technician will give detailed proofing recommendations as part of the initial survey. Proofing works can be carried out by our technicians or by your maintenance team.
Proofing is the most important component to a successful pest control treatment and helps protect your property from future pest infestations.
Pest Control Monitoring
Monitoring is an important part of pest control, with the industry moving ever more in the direction of non-toxic treatments. The use of non-toxic rodent monitors is a great way to ensure your property remains rodent free whilst minimising rodenticide exposure to the environment and non-target wildlife.
We provide rodent and insect monitoring for domestic and commercial clients.
Mice are a small mammal belonging to the rodent family. The most common species found in the domestic home is the House Mouse (Mus musculus), However in some areas the Field Mouse also known as the Wood Mouse can also become a problem in the home. Mice usually come into our homes for food and shelter, causing damage to all areas of the house from stored food, furniture, wiring and even the insulation which is either used for nesting material or tunnelling through. Mice also transmit disease causing pathogens and parasite by contaminating food and surfaces across the home with their urine.
There is a clear difference between a Field Mouse and a House Mouse in the colouring of their fur, size wise both species of mice can grow up to 10cm in length from the base of their tail to their nose and can reach a weight of between 10 - 30g. They have little or no fur on their ears or tail.
A Field Mouse is dark brown in colour with a white under belly and has large eyes and ears in-comparison to its body. Field Mice also have the longest tail giving them the name - The Long-Tailed Field Mouse.
A House Mouse can vary from white-grey or light brown-black and have a lighter coloured under belly. House Mice also have a very small tail compared to the Field Mouse, their tail grows to just under 10cm making it slightly shorter than their body, this is a good way to the two apart.
Mouse dropping are alto smaller than rat dropping and are blackish in colour and has a strong musky smell.
Both species of mice can be found across the UK and across most of Europe. Mice can be seen in both domestic and commercial areas as well as being found in their natural habitat of fields and woodlands. They are also found in agricultural areas especially around storage containers of wheat, animal feed etc.
House Mice can be found in open grass fields and around agricultural land living in small hole just under the ground. However, they are primarily found living within close proximity to humans, as we not only provide shelter but also a good food source.
Field Mice on the other hand are predominantly seen living in field, along hedgerows, forests, grassland and agricultural land.
Habits and Biology:
Mice are most active during dusk/night and are primarily nocturnal not liking bright lights. Due to this behaviour mice rely on their sense of hearing and can communicate on both human audible range i.e., with squeaks (used for short distant warning) and on an ultrasound range (long distance warnings). They also use pheromones for social and mating communication.
Both Field Mice and House Mice will only live for 6 - 12 months due to predation and severe weather conditions. However, in a protective environment with a good food source they can live 2 - 3 years.
The Diet of a House Mouse:
House Mice are omnivorous but predominantly eat plant matter they will also eat a variety of human food if easy to access along with pet food and bird seed or any other food stored around the home/garage.
The Diet of Field Mouse:
Field Mice on the other hand although also omnivores prefer to eat seeds, berries, invertebrates, worms, and other similar foods.
Mice have a gestation period of 19 - 25 days depending on species to which they can give birth to a litter of 3 - 14 young, the average size of a litter is usually 6 - 8. They can have 5 - 10 litters a year, and although males do not reach sexual maturity till there 6 weeks old and females do not till 8 weeks old they can breed as early as 5 weeks. So, a small Mouse problem can quickly turn into a large infestation.
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Service areas include but not limited to:
Aldermaston, Ascot, Binfield, Bracknell, Bray, Burchett's Green, Caversham, Chieveley, Colnbrook, Compton, Cookham, Crowthorne, Datchet, Finchampstead, Hungerford, Henley, Hurley, Lambourn, Maidenhead, Marlow, Newbury, Oakley Green, Pangbourne, Reading, Sandhurst, Sindlesham, Slough, Speen, Spencers Wood, Sulhamstead, Sunningdale, Sunninghill, Swallowfield, Thatcham, Theale, Twyford, Upper Bucklebury, Wargrave, Wickham, Winnersh, Windsor, Wokingham, Woodley, Wraysbury.
Service areas include but not limited to:
Aldershot, Alresford, Alton, Andover, Ash, Barton Stacey, Basingstoke, Baughurst, Bentley, Bentworth, Blackwater, Bordon, Bramdean, Bramshill, Crondall, Crookham, Dogmersfield, Eversley, Farnborough, Fleet, Hartley Wintney, Heckfield, Hook, Odiham, Old Basing, Petersfield, Rotherwick, Silchester, Tadley, Twyford, Upper Froyle, Winchfield, Yateley.
Service areas include but not limited to:
Badshot Lea, Bagshot, Bramley, Camberley, Chertsey, Chessington, Chobham, Churt, Cobham, Englefield Green, Enton Green, Epsom, Esher, Ewell, Ewhurst, Farleigh, Farnham, Frensham, Frimley, Gatwick, Godalming, Guildford, Haslemere, Knaphill, Leatherhead, Lightwater, Mytchett, Ottershaw, Oxshott, Oxted, Pirbright, Purley, Redhill, Reigate, Staines, Sunningdale, Virginia Water, Walton On Thames, Weybridge, Windlesham, Woking, Worplesdon.