Mice - more information

The mouse is a common domestic pest, which will nest in partitions, floors and behind wall boarding.

Mice are more active at night and will range over a very small area if food is plentiful. They are less dependent on water and will normally obtain sufficient moisture from their food.


You can help yourself by ensuring your premises are in good repair and that no food is left out around the house or garden, including bird food, as this will prevent mice from being encouraged onto your property.


Mice are difficult to control because of their ability to breed and form new colonies very quickly.  It is therefore recommended you contact a private pest control company if you require a treatment carrying out, as they should be licensed to use more effective treatments than those available in hardware stores, DIY stores, etc.  Contact details can be found in the telephone listings, the local Press or online.