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Professional Ashton-Under-Lyne Mice Control

Mouse NestWhen a mice infestation is found in properties in the UK, two species are usually indicated. These are:
- The house mouse
- The field mouse

The grey-brown house mouse (Mus domesticus) is adapted to living in close proximity to humans and is commonly found in and around houses year-round. The chestnut brown field mouse (Apodemus sylvaticus) can also be behind a mouse infestation though this is more likely in the autumn and the early winter when the mice are searching for shelter from the cold weather.

A mouse infestation can cause many problems making professional mouse control important. Problems include:

- food waste
- infection risk
- structural damage

Food waste
Mice are good climbers (managing even vertical surfaces) and fit through very narrow gaps. Therefore they can access any food that is not securely stored. They need no water in order to survive if the food they eat contains enough of it. Mouse control is needed to stop food from going to waste.

Infection risk
Mice can be carriers of parasites as well as bacteria and viruses, and a mice infestation in a home puts people and pets at risk. Notable diseases spread by mice include:

- Salmonella
- Lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCMV)

Salmonella causes food poisoning and can spread to humans through the ingestion of food contaminated by mice. Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) infects both humans and pets and can be picked up through direct contact with mouse droppings, fresh urine or saliva, or even through breathing infectious particles from the air. LCMV causes symptoms such as fever and nausea and can lead to aseptic meningitis or other neurological complications. Mice can be chronically infected with the LCMV, constantly shedding the virus. Ashton-Under-Lyne mice control is the only way to make sure that mice don't spread these diseases once they're in the house.

Structural damage
For such little creatures, mice can cause considerable damage inside houses. They can gnaw their way through various materials including wood, plastic and brick and create holes in walls and furniture, potentially causing structural collapse. Electrical faults or fires can result from mice gnawing through cables and water leaks may result if the mice damage pipes. Insurance companies do not usually provide cover for damage caused by pests, which is another reason to order mouse removal as soon as there is any suspicion of an infestation.

House mouse, Mus domesticusDo you have an infestation?

Typical signs of a mouse infestation include:

- Droppings (especially near food)

- Evidence of gnawing (damaged food packaging, walls, cupboards, etc.)

- Scratching noises

- A musky odor

Even if the Ashton-Under-Lyne mice infestation seems small, it's a good idea to let the professionals at Young's Pest Control perform Ashton-Under-Lyne mice control as soon as possible because the problem can escalate fast. Mice are prolific breeders - one female can produce a litter of 3-14 young up to ten times in a year - and a small infestation can turn into a heavy one in no time. Young's Pest Control will deal with the problem efficiently and thoroughly, making sure that the mouse removal is carried out to the highest standards.