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Rodents

Rats and mice have the ability to adapt themselves to almost any environment and nearly always have an adverse effect by spreading harmful pathogens, damaging property and food and sometimes causing physical contamination through droppings. There’s also the psychological fear they can cause in many people. With our rat and mice control service your rodent problems will be a thing of the past.

Rodents can have a detrimental effect on business activities, resulting in severe financial loss.  Business continuity and profits can suffer, especially if your workforce walks out on strike because oft he presence of vermin. Getting rid of mice and rats has to be a priority for you and of course, prevention is always better than cure. This is why we at Mitie have developed a detailed mice and rat control service.

The two main rodent pests to look out for are:

The Common Mouse – 2.5 cm in length and vary from brown to grey in colour;

Mouse

The Common Rat –7.5-10 cm in length and vary from grey to brown to black in colour. 

Rats

A mouse only needs an opening of a quarter inch (6mm) to get into your property which is why proofing is so important. If you already have a pest problem our pest control technicians can seal up the most common entry points - pipes, wires, cables and underneath doorways.

We recommend:·          

  • Door proofing with brush strip;          
  • Concertina proofing with brush strip;          
  • Use cement mortar around pipes;          
  • 12 gauge galvanised weld mesh, aluminium plates, and thrixotropic mouse resistant paste to required areas.

For more information about our services please call 0845 017 1069.

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Mitie Pest Control
1 King Alfred Way
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL52 6QP

T: 0845 017 1069
E: mpc.sales@mitie.com

6 bites per second!

Brown rats can produce 6 bites per second and exert a pressure of 7,000 pounds per square inch when gnawing

Mice are never far away

Mice rarely travel more than 20 feet from their nest. This means that if you find mice in your house, the nest is probably in the house as well.

Rats are great swimmers

A rat can swim for 3 days before it drowns.

18,000 dropping!

In just 6 months, 1 pair of mice can eat up to 4 pounds of food and deposit as many as 18,000 droppings.