Every year when the cold weather starts there is always an increase in calls about mice as they look to find food and shelter inside houses. This year we have been exceptionally busy dealing with calls about mice. Mice only need a gap of 5mm to enter a property. The pictures show a recent job where mice had gained access to a kitchen via a gap around a water drainage pipe.
The cheapest and easiest way to seal gaps around pipework is to use wire wool, which can be pressed into the gap around the pipe using the blade of a screwdriver. Before sealing any gaps though it’s always best to make sure there are no mice inside, as sealing gaps then will simply trap them inside the building.
For this reason if you think you have mice in your property its always best to have them dealt with by a pest control professional, before starting any work to seal entry points. The second picture shows what mouse droppings under a kitchen unit look like.
If you think you might have mice in your property, give St George’s Pest Control a call for free advice and a quote.