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Professional Warrington Mice Control

The adverse consequences of mice infestation of the property make professional Warrington mice control a necessity. The aesthetics and structural integrity of a building can be damaged by the burrowing, gnawing and scratching activity of these invasive rodents. Mice are disease-ridden and incontinent, spreading contamination wherever they go with their urine and faeces. Populations can skyrocket in no time, so professional Warrington mice control should not be postponed.

Mouse nests

Mouse NestCeiling spaces, gaps under floorboards and wall cavities are all ideal places for mice to build their nests. Mice may burrow into softer construction materials and widen openings by gnawing on the edges. Any paper or fabric in the house will be useful to mice as nesting material and may be shredded and procured for this purpose.

In more extreme cases of mice infestation, there may be an extensive network of nests dotted around the property. Professional Warrington mice control technicians have the skills to discover the extent of the infestation and locate hidden nests.

Gnawing activity

House mouse, Mus domesticusThe main cause of destruction in a mouse-infested property is gnawing activity. Mice belong to the order Rodentia, named from the Latin rodere which describes the gnawing tendencies of these animals. Mice will use their teeth to chew through obstacles and widen access points. The constant abrasion of the incisors is counteracted by their continuous eruption. A drawback of this is that insufficient wear of the incisors results in overgrown teeth, which causes functional difficulties and health problems. For this reason, mice must constantly wear their incisors down and abrasive building materials such as brick, cement and wood all serve well for this purpose.

Mice gnawing activity becomes dangerous when electrical cables and gas lines are chewed on. Whilst damaged wiring will cause electrical appliances to fail, the exposure of live cables poses a fire hazard and electrocution risk. Punctured gas pipes cause gas leaks, which cause asphyxiation and explosions when the concentration is high enough.

Due to the damage to a property mouse infestation can cause, and the fatal hazards it poses, professional Warrington mice control services should be used to remove these pests.

Interspecies infection

Mice spread zoonoses, that is the interspecies disease, to humans via their bodily fluids or through the transmission of zoonotic parasites. Bacterial diseases Leptospirosis, Salmonellosis and Streptobacillus are spread via mice urine and faeces, as are viral infections Hantavirus and Lymphocytic choriomeningitis. Toxoplasmosis, caused by Toxoplasma gondii protozoa, can infect humans through mice excreta, as can the roundworm Ascaris lumbricoides and rodent tapeworm Hymenolepis microstoma. Fleas, mites and ticks that live on mice can shift host to humans, transmitting Murine typhus, Rickettsialpox and Lyme disease in the process.

The disease risk presented by mice infestation should not be underestimated. Professional Warrington mice control treatment should be performed as soon as possible and site decontamination should happen immediately afterwards. Professional mice control operatives have the training and protective equipment to avoid zoonotic infection, so non-professionals should leave mouse removal to the experts.