Mice are very skilled rodents capable of climbing very quickly on rough surfaces and jumping high. They have adapted particularly well to the urban landscape and have become masters in the art of entering our homes. Mice are mostly active at night, making it more challenging to detect activity. If you encounter a few mice in the daytime, you can be sure that you have an infestation of mice in your home.
It is essential to find out where the mice enter your home and close that opening. If you do not, there is a good chance that the mice will come back.
Through an opening in the outside wall:
- Ventilation grids or holes
- Opening the garage door, under the front or back door, around a window with poor framing
They climb on the vegetation around your house or building, reach the roof and make their way under the tiles or take advantage of the roof’s defects. The mouse passes through openings in the foundations of your home and climbs back towards the ground by crawling;
Heating and air conditioning pipes, around which space is often left. This area is the ideal network for mice who use it to move around the house. The entry above points is often linked to hollow walls, insulation layers, partitions or false ceilings and floors. From these places, the mice spread throughout the house. It is important to remember that mice always nest near a source of food. Thanks to their long years of experience, our pest experts can indicate some many nesting sites:
- In the hollow walls (top or bottom)
- Between the ceiling and the floor (kitchen)
- Behind the kitchen furniture (there is often a partition)
- Behind the sink cabinet (which contains holes for the pipes)
- Behind the partitions (kitchen, storage cupboard)
- In the cellar or in a basement where provisions are stored
- In the attic, behind a partition or insulation.
The mice that settle inside the homes are the domestic mouse, as well as the shrew if there are enough insects in your home. Field vole or Scots mulot can sometimes enter your home, but they will try to come out when they find their booty.
We carry out a thorough inspection of the places to determine the appropriate method:
- What kind of mouse has entered the dwelling
- Diffusion and extent of infestation
- History, e.g., has there ever been any infestations of mice
- Search for shelters
- Search for access routes (from outside, entry via goods, from sewers)
- Other environmental factors: the presence of children or pets
When the experts have identified these factors, they can determine the method of disinvestment. They can use non-toxic means, electronic rodent monitoring, glue plates, professional poison for mice, etc. We also advise on other measures and ways to prevent the infestation of mice.
Mice multiply very quickly and become increasingly resistant to common control methods. At the same time, regulations on the use of rodenticides are becoming increasingly stringent about the environment and production areas. To be able to cope with the problems of mice, in our societies as well as in our communities, there is a need for new intelligent, efficient and ecological methods. The answer is Anticimex Smart.
We use a high-quality digital communication method, such as traps with detectors and cameras that react immediately to mouse activity. They can be used as a stand-alone system, both indoors and outdoors. Digital systems are constantly in touch with the Smart Center where we analyze data to discover patterns of behavior. In this way, we can already stop mice in their natural habitat, before they enter society and homes.