No matter what size your property is or how much access mice have to food, they can thrive when these conditions are limited. At the same time, you may undertake beneficial hygiene practices, only to find that because your warehouse or property stores, handles or uses food, it will still attract mice if it is not properly proofed. Still, poor sanitation is more likely to attract a population and could lead to a more severe infestation. When taking action against this pest, cutting off sources of shelter is essential, as they cannot survive as part of a large population when they have little space to raise their young or create nests.
Adapted to thrive in establishments that work with food and homes, the mouse tends to make an appearance during the colder months, as they scavenge for shelter and a reliable food source. Unfortunately, once mice have made their home in your property, they can be relatively difficult to control, partly because of their swift reproduction. On average, every year, the mouse will produce as many as six to ten litters. With such a growing rodent population, it is no surprise that much financial loss occurs as a result of contamination, whether this is foodstuffs, belongings like clothes and books, or electricals. They also pose a danger in terms of disease through their faeces and contamination. As nocturnal rodents, mice can be hard to identify, as they are hardly ever seen by property owners. They make a habit of leaving their nests almost daily but never go more than 25 feet in most cases, depending on conditions. The signs above will help you to diagnose a mouse problem though. Pest control measures will involve strategically placing traps close to detected mice activity, such as where they find their food. Their erratic feeding behaviour means they may leave their nest up to 200 times a night when food sources are scarce.
Mouse infestations are troublesome and dangerous to humans. Mice feed on human food sources and destroy cartons, paper, boxes and plastic in order to construct their nests. The urine, saliva and feces of some mice may contain viruses and bacteria, such as salmonella and hantavirus. It is therefore necessary to control any mouse infestation at the first sign. Populations grow rapidly and are extremely difficult to control. It is best to target infestations when their population is small.
The measures that are taken for mouse control in Bengaluru and other parts of Karnataka will depend on the extent of the infestation, as well as the species of mouse that is invading your property. The best way to control mice is to prevent their entry. Mice are able to squeeze through extremely small openings narrower than the diameter of a dime. Cracks in the foundation 1/4 inch and larger should be sealed, as should gaps and openings under doors and where utility pipes enter the structure. Good sanitation and food storage practices are helpful in reducing problems with house mice. Since seeds are a preferred food, all adjacent to the building should likewise be eliminated. However, because mice are able to occupy such small nesting areas and survive on minute amounts of food, sanitation alone will not normally eliminate an existing infestation. For mouse control in Bangalore, Chennai, Coimbatore and Ernakulam we use mouse traps, glue boards and rodenticides.
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