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Mice Gnawing Wires under Floors Start Fires
Mice and Rats have been the cause of serious fires
Many times damage to electrical cables is caused in walls or under floors or ceilings.
You have to find out where the damage is, often hidden in walls or under flooring. Damaged sections need to be exposed to make the repair.
The damage mice and rats cause is often deep in the fabric of the building. That is why Mice and Rats are dengerous.
Repairs become difficult and expensive.
Mice Gnawing Wires Start Fires
Poisoning as Mice and Rat Management
If you're considering using Poison or 'Bait' to attempt to control mice, decide if the presence of dead or dying mice will cause an odour or sanitation problem.
When you start a programme of poisoning mice, you will also need to get your home proofed against re-entry. Otherwise Mice and Rats will just come back again.
All mice and rat poisons are also toxic to people, pets and wildlife. You need to take special precautions to prevent the poisoning of non-target animals.
There are three types of Mice and Rat poisons or 'baits' on the market today: anticoagulants, acute toxins and calcium releasers.
Most Poisons or 'Baits' sold today are anticoagulants (or blood thinners) that cause mice to bleed to death internally. They can take a long time to kill. Some of them require rats and mice to eat them each day for a week before they die. Here are some reasons why you don't want to use rodenticides in your home:
1. Mice that feed on the poisons will die where they live. In other words, under the floors or in the walls of your home. This can cause a terrible odour as the mice slowly decay.
2. To kill all the mice in your home, it can take up to three weeks before they are effective.
3. Poisons pose a great danger to children, pets and wildlife that eat the poisons.
4. Pets and wildlife are also in danger should they eat mice that have been poisoned.
5. The Mice and Rats often will not eat the poison, or enough poison to kill them. You have to wait another 3 weeks for the guy to come back with different poison - which they may not eat.
6. If you have a flat, you've got to hope to poison all the mice in the building.
Will Getting a Cat Solve My Mice Problem?
Who hasn't seen cats chasing mice on cartoons such as Tom and Jerry, or Itchy & Scratchy?
It makes sense that cats would be great at getting rid of mice. This is not true.
1. Modern cats are just too well fed to need to hunt and kill mice to survive. If you keep your cat hungry enough to hunt for food, you can bet your neighbours will take pity and feed your cat.
A well-fed cat's heart is simply not into hunting for food.
2. You don't want to find your cat's half-eaten mice in your home.
3. Cats often bring in mice they've caught outside your home.
4. Whilst it is true mice are instinctively afraid of cats and the odour of cats will scare mice into hiding initially, the smell of cats can also act as an aphrodisiac for mice.
Scientists exposed mice to the smell of cat urine for several weeks.
After two months, instead of being afraid, male mice became more aggressive and more attractive to female mice in heat (which means more little mice).
5. Mice and Rats have become used to living with pets, often obtaining food from the pet's dish or from the food spilt by your pet.
6. Mice will always find places to live and hide that are out of reach of cats.
7. It is possible that cats spread hantavirus if they come in contact with infected mice.
Mice Destroy Expanding Foam in Minutes
Mice will shred expanding foam in minutes when it is in the path they want to use.
Attempting to block their path with foam is futile. Don't waste your time and money.
The only use for foam is to monitor where mice really want to enter and exit.
Mice Destroy Expanding Foam in Minutes
Incessant Gnawing Noises
Did you know that the front incisor teeth of rodents never stop growing?
Mice and Rats need to gnaw constantly to keep their teeth in condition. It has been observed that should mice not have anything to gnaw on, their incisors can grow as much as 12cm. (5 inches) per year.
The noise of constant gnawing is one of the most infuriating effects of mice and rat infestation.
As part of their gnawing activities, Mice and Rats consume and /or contaminate large quantities of food. The greatest economic loss caused by mice is not due to how much they eat, but what must be thrown out because of damage and or contamination.
Food, clothing, bedding, furniture, books and many other household items are contaminated by their droppings and urine, or damaged by their gnawing.
Mice have a horrible habit of targeting upholstered baby items like buggies, baby bouncers and chairs. Probably because mice often find scraps of food and baby items are close to the floor, allowing easy access.
Damage Caused by Gnawing Mice and Rats
You may consider mice less disgusting than the thought of having rats in your home or building.
However, mice are much more common and cause damage by spoiling and contaminating.
In your kitchen or foodstore, mice mostly eat into packets of food, ripping open and spoiling easily 10 times what they eat.
Rats are more destructive to the fabric of the buildings they colonise. They leave a carpet of droppings and urine under floors, in cupboards and in loft spaces. The ammonia-like stench of their urine gets overwhelming.
Both Rats and Mice will chew their way through your cables, building and insulation.
Mice can and will gnaw their way through anything that is softer than their teeth, so gnaw marks are a sure sign of their unwelcome presence.
Older gnaw marks on wood are darker in colour. The sounds of mice gnawing, squeaking or running through the walls or in the ceiling are sometimes the only indications of an infestation.
Mice Consume the modern plastic from IT Cabling
Maybe an electrical item or lighting suddenly stops working – often it is the result of gnawing damage to cabling by mice or rats.
Mice easily gnaw through the plastic sheathing of electrical wiring causing shorting, fires and failure of washers, clothes dryers, refrigerators, freezers and many other appliances.
Mice often gnaw through Satellite Dish Cables, IT cables and phone cables.
Mice and Rats actually Consume modern soft poly sheathing.
The plastic is gone - only the metal remains and that's another destroyed cable that needs an expensive replacement.
Mice Gnawing Wires and Wood
Exploding Populations of Mice and Rats
Growth of Mice Numbers
Mice and rats increase in numbers rapidly. They produce offspring in great abundance, having usually six to ten litters one after the other throughout the year.
Reproductive capabilities of Mice and Rats:
Mice: reproduce every two months
Rats: reproduce every three months
Gestation period: approximately three weeks
Litter size: five to ten babies
Re-breeding time: Immediately.
A female mouse can produce forty to sixty babies per year
Each pair produces approximately five to ten babies per litter, with a new litter every forty five days or so. At eight weeks of age, the pups are capable of mating. It is not unusual for a female to be lactating to feed her young and being pregnant with a new litter at the same time.
Unchecked, mice and rat populations will expand rapidly and colonise the entire building(s) they inhabit. In six months a pair of mice reproducing can devour up to 2Kg of food and produce 18,000 faeces. They will produce hundreds of offspring.
Mice and Rats roam daily and migrate throughout their building under the floors and inside the walls and roof spaces.
Mice do not live on their own, but in families or colonies. Many householders are thinking there's only one mouse living in their home because they see what they think is a lone mouse. The mouse you see is foraging for the colony or its family hidden in the nest nearby.
Mice can live as long as 18 months, but on average they live only about one year.
Mice and Rats’ Feeding Patterns
As they are extremely curious, mice explore their territory daily, paying particular attention to new items or physical changes in their surroundings.
In comparison to rats, which travel extensively each night, mice wander only short distances from their nest, usually not more than a maximum of 8-10 metres. If food and shelter are adequate, mice may only wander a metre or so in their daily activity.
Mice and Rats do not like to spend time in exposed locations. Mice tend to dart from one sheltered, dark place to another. They will drag the food they steal into those sheltered locations to eat or take back to the nest. Mice and Rats are naturally nocturnal creatures seldom seen by the home or business owner.
Each night, mice may visit 30 different locations where they might find food. A 'food site' does not have to provide much, or any, food. Mice munch as little as 0.15 gram of food at each site. Sites can change from night to night, but certain sites, where the mouse feels safest, are their nightly hotspots.
On the other hand, when food is limited, mice may visit 200 or more past or current food sources per night, only taking about 20 milligrams during each visit. An average mouse will consume about 3 to 6 grams or about 0.2 of an ounce of food each night.
You can understand why it is nigh on impossible to “cut off” the supply of food to mice in your home as a means of getting rid of them. Their eating habits visiting multiple locations to feed also demonstrate why it's so difficult to get Mice and Rats to eat poison – or sufficient of poison - to kill them.
If their food is in an exposed area where it cannot be quickly consumed, mice will often carry or drag it to a safe, dark haven
Mice enjoy cereal grains and seeds in their diet. They survive on a whole range of foods- peanut butter is also a food they find delicious. When many food sources are available they can be sporadic eaters.
Blocking Large Access Points
Mice and Rats gnaw and make their own access holes when they need.
An effective measure to block holes in walls or around cables and telephone wires is to stuff them with steel wool prior to repairing them. Mice and Rats do gnaw their way around, though!
Rats and Mice navigate freely around the building they colonise using holes and gaps - under floors and in walls.
Block their Way and Mice will Gnaw a New Hole to get in!
X-mice Repellent Gel prevents this depressing occurence!
Signs that Mice Are in Your Home
An obvious sign that mice are infesting your home or workspace is the appearance of black droppings (faeces) - about the size of a grain of rice - about 0.5 to 1 cm in length, dark and pointed at both ends.
You may be able to spot mice droppings. Look for droppings in dark, hidden places such as
• behind your fridge
• under your kitchen units
• in dark cupboards or boiler rooms
• under the stairs or in airing cupboards
• under sofas, beds
Also possibly -
• on your kitchen work surfaces near the wall - maybe behind a toaster or microwave
• under radiators or behind curtains that reach the floor
Severe Case of Mice Droppings Under Kitchen Units
Fresh droppings are dark in colour and soft. As they age, the droppings will become hard and brittle.
Rat droppings are larger – black and very roughly the size of baked beans or a little longer. You often find droppings where rats roam – under floor boards, under kitchen units and in attics and roof spaces.
Mice constantly leave faeces and urinate in the areas where they spend time. Mice and Rats do not have bladders, so they leave a trail of urine wherever they go.
Mice and Rats' excrement in your kitchen and home is dangerous to health and family well-being.
You may also suffer incessant night-time noises of gnawing or scratching, squeaking or running sounds. You may find damage to food or materials.
Mice prefer to move about keeping close to walls and other solid edges. If you spot them in the open, they are darting from one dark place to another. Mice are mostly nocturnal, so it's unusual to see them in the daytime.
Your dog or cat may get jumpy or excited when mice are moving about under floors or behind walls.
When you actually see a Mouse or Rat in your living or work space, you know you've got an infestation problem. The one you see will be foraging for its family hidden in the nest.
Odours And Contamination
The presence of mice is accompanied by their smell which is quite distinct, (especially their urine). It's like a sickly ammonia smell. The longer you leave the infestation, the more the stench builds up - especially in confined areas where the mice spend time. The smell of rodents can make whole areas of homes and buildings unusable.
Rats and mice have different stenches.
Mice are predictable and will travel the same route over and over again as long as they are not alarmed.
The urine trail they leave as they move about your home can be exploited to detect mice and the access points they use to get in. Talc, flour, dust or tracking dust are helpful in determining the presence and location of mice, by tracking their footprints. Tracking dust is most useful in pinpointing holes and weaknesses where mice and rats are entering an area. A UV black light can be used to locate the presence of mice and rats. The urine trails they leave wherever they roam have a fluorescent glow under the UV black light.
Mice and Rats leave greasy smudge marks along the floors, walls, pipes and holes they travel.
The smudge mark is caused by a dirt and oil buildup on Mice and Rats' bodies and their fur.
Rat of Mice Footprints and /or the marks of their tails dragging can sometimes be seen in dusty or dirty areas of frequent travel.
Note Black Smudge Marks on the Second Pipe
where mice have accessed from the hole above
Climbing a Vertical Wall
The house mouse (mus musculus) is the prominent species that invades homes and businesses. They are excellent climbers and can run up most any roughened surface with the greatest of ease.
A mouse can and will jump down 4 metres without injury.
That's the equivalent of a human jumping off a 10 storey building - and then running away!
Mice can even have a vertical jump as high as 30 cm.
Mice and Rats can easily scale rough vertical surfaces and walk along thin ropes and wires.
You can understand how mice are able to reach worktops and upper cupboards – in fact, anywhere - in your kitchen and home.
Mice do not like to swim. Nonetheless, they can swim, tread water and they apparently can hold their breath too. It is not uncommon to flush one down the toilet only to find that it reappears minutes later. They can endure extended periods of transport in closed containers, boxes, barrels or crates.
Mice have limited vision and cannot see clearly beyond about six inches. They do, however, have excellent peripheral vision. Mice can detect the slightest movement and dart to safety.
They follow scent trails that they or other mice have left before. Mice do not have bladders and they leave a scent trail of urine wherever they travel. This is why poison does not clear a building of mice. Even if you kill resident mice, they will have left scent trails that attract other mice to enter and follow.
Mice are able to enter a structure through an incredibly small hole, as small as 1-2cm. in diameter.
Rats will memorise specific pathways and use the same routes repeatedly.
Rats can get in your home by gnawing an opening about the size of a coin. Often, rats find a weak spot - a plastic airbrick or wooden fascia panel and gnaw their way in.
Rats also damage structures, chew wiring and can cause electrical fires. Hundreds of Rat bites are reported each year and many bites also go unreported.
Accidental poisonings of humans and pets frequently occur due to poorly planned efforts to poison rats.
Rats have acutely developed senses of smell, taste, touch, and hearing as opposed to vision. They navigate mainly in the dark using their long sensitive whiskers and the guard hairs on their body to guide them.
Rats are very cautious and if their food is in an exposed area where it cannot be quickly consumed, they will often carry or drag it to a safe haven. Rats have an excellent sense of taste that enables them to detect certain compounds including rat poisons of extremely low concentrations. Rats are omnivorous and scavengers, eating nearly any type of food, including dead and dying members of their own species.
Where Mice and Rats Nest
The house mouse is extremely well adapted for living year round in homes, businesses and many other structures.
You are most likely to notice mice during their autumn migration indoors and during the winter months because they seek a place of warmth, with a food source and shelter. You also notice them more because families tend to spend more time indoors during the colder months.
Once mice and rats get established in your home or workspace, they make nests, trails and colonise the building.
Paper or plastic bags are favourite nesting materials. Materials are shredded and made into a ball-shaped nest. (Diameter 15-20cm)
Mice also have a fondness for insulation material and string.
Mice build nests under floors, in wall cavities and in ceiling and loft spaces.
Rats often nest in clothes they shred and make into a ball.
Mice Shredding Paper for Nest-Building
Mice build their nests close to where they find food scavanged on their nightly rounds.
The nest can be as close as 1 metre and usually no more than 8-10 metres from their most productive food sources.
Prime food sources are kitchens, so Mice will be living under the floor or in the walls or cupboards nearby.
When You Suspect There is a Mouse Problem
How do you know when you've got a Mice Problem?
How Fast do Mice and Rats Multiply?
Does Poison or 'Bait' get rid of mice?
What about Ultrasonic Rodent Repellents?
If you get a Cat, will the Cat Get Rid of Mice?
What are the Constant Scratching Noises?
How do Mice Move about the house?
Blocking the Openings mice use
Do Mice make a Stink and how Dangerous are they?
What do Mice Eat and how much?
What Health Dangers do Mice and Rats present?
What Damage is caused by Mice and Rats?
What Nests do Mice and Rats build and where?
When your home's invaded by mice or rats, don't you just want to drive them out?
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• No more lying awake at night listening to scratching noises
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• No more making excuses to deter family and friends visiting
Get rid of the mice, have your home Mouse Proofed and you can get back to feeling comfortable in your own living space.
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Disease & Health Concerns
Mice transmit diseases, most notably:
• Salmonellosis - bacterial food poisoning, infection with or disease caused by bacteria of the genus Salmonella typically marked by gastroenteritis when food is contaminated with infected rodent feces.
• Other diseases include: Lymphocytic - of or relating to lymphocytes; "lymphocytic leukemia",
• Rickettsialpox - a disease characterized by fever, chills, headache, backache, and a spotty rash, caused by a bacterium of the genus Rickettsia transmitted to humans by the bite of a mite of the genus Allodermanyssus living on rodents such as the house mouse.
• Leptospirosis - Any of a group of infectious diseases that are caused by spirochetes of the genus Leptospira , are characterized by jaundice and fever, and are transmitted to humans by contact with the urine of infected animals.
• Choriomeningitis - Cerebral meningitis in which there is marked cellular infiltration of the meninges, often with a lymphocytic infiltration of the choroid plexuses.
• Ratbite fever - either of two febrile human diseases usually transmitted by the bite of a rat: a : a septicemia marked by irregular relapsing fever, rashes, muscular pain and arthritis, and great weakness and caused by a bacterium of the genus Streptobacillus b : a disease that is marked by sharp elevation of temperature, swelling of lymph glands, eruption, recurrent inflammation of the bite wound, and muscular pains in the part where the bite wound occurred and that is caused by a bacterium of the genus Spirillum.
• Tularemia - An infectious disease caused by the bacterium Francisella tularensis that chiefly affects rodents but can also be transmitted to humans through the bite of various insects or contact with infected animals. In humans, the disease is characterized by intermittent fever and swelling of the lymph nodes.
• Lyme disease - an acute inflammatory disease that is usually characterized initially by the skin lesion erythema migrans and by fatigue, fever, and chills and if left untreated may later manifest itself in cardiac and neurological disorders, joint pain, and arthritis and that is caused by a spirochete of the genus Borrelia transmitted by the bite of a tick especially of the genus Ixodes , I. dammini in the eastern and midwestern U.S., I. pacificus especially in some parts of the Pacific coastal states of the U.S., and I. ricinus in Europe called also Lyme, Lyme borreliosis
• Dermatitis - inflammation of the skin; skin becomes itchy and may develop blisters and is caused by the bites of mites from the mice.
• Tapeworm - Any of various ribbon like, often very long flatworms of the class Cestoda, that lack an alimentary canal and are parasitic in the intestines of vertebrates, including humans.
• Favus - a contagious skin disease of humans and many domestic animals and fowls that is caused by a fungus called honeycomb ringworm.
• Black Plague - the epidemic form of bubonic plague.
• Hantavirus - pulmonary syndrome, a type of virus carried by rodents causing severe respiratory infections in humans, and in some cases, hemorrhaging, kidney disease, and death. Hantavirus is another danger becoming more common. Recently there have been numerous outbreaks of Hantavirus in the United States carried and spread by the house mouse. The virus is contracted by humans through inhalation of dust in contaminated rodent areas, usually where droppings and contaminated food tend to collect. If you have or have had a mouse infestation, always wear a respirator when cleaning the area. Symptoms of Hantavirus are similar to the flu including fever of 40°C +, chills, body ache, and troubled breathing. It can be fatal, so if suspected see your doctor IMMEDIATELY.
All species of rodents carry and spread various diseases.
Mice and Rats transmit diseases by way of their faeces or urine.
Food they come in contact with gets infected and they contaminate food by urine and or faeces.
Further problems arise by the fleas carried by mice and rats, often passed to humans by way of dogs or cats. Often rodents are infested with fleas and or mites, which they spread among those with whom they live. Their nests under floors are infested with fleas. These infested rodents can die in your water supply especially if someone nearby is using poison.
Poisoned mice can easily crawl in a hole inside a home, business or other structure and die. It is under floors and in wall cavities they will begin to decompose. Rotting rodent bodies result in unimaginable odours and the insects that are attracted to the corpses compound the problem.
Rodents are responsible for causing injuries to humans - mainly from our shock reactions on discovering mice or rats in our kitchens and bedrooms. At times, people become alarmed to such a degree that their reaction causes them to injure themselves in many different ways - falling back, breaking bones or fractures being the most common injury.
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Mice Gnawing Wires Start Fires
Poisoning Mice and Rats
Mice Destroy Foam Instantly
Damage Caused By Gnawing
Growth of Mice Numbers
Blocking Mouse & Rat Holes
Signs Mice Are in Your Home
Contamination And Odours
Mice & Rat Facts
Where Mice and Rats Nest
When You Suspect a Mouse Problem
Disease & Health Concerns
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