Mouse control is a topic that, sooner or later, practically every company that deals with food in some way will face. Those responsible for hygiene know that the house mice, in particular, pose a risk to health and safety: as carriers of disease, including the hantavirus, they spread fear and fright, cause food to be contaminated by pitting and excrement, and are responsible for innumerable damage to cables and electrical systems which not infrequently lead to machine failures, IT and server damage and even house fires. Quick mouse control is required here, as a single pair of mice produces around 200 offspring in just 4 months.
AAA Termites and Pest Control offers you the best possible expertise on “fighting mice” and helps in acute cases with immediate, professional measures to control mice, carried out by our experienced pest experts.
A mouse infestation can have enormous economic consequences for companies and make it necessary to solve a professional mouse control problem immediately. If you let it get to the point where an infestation is discovered by guests, customers or employees, this often leads to a serious loss of trust. In addition to the disastrous effect on the corporate image and the company’s good reputation, production losses in America lead to millions in damages every year.
In addition, there are immense costs in the case of prosecution by official food control authorities, for example, if an infestation with mice jeopardizes compliance with food hygiene laws. In the case of companies that are subject to certain audit standards (IFS, BRC, AIB etc.), hygiene deficiencies can lead to failure of the quality audits and existential threats to the company. The issues of batch tracing and product liability also play a role when products are impaired by mice, such as scratches or excrement.
Therefore: Do not take a mouse infestation lightly. Fast, professional mouse control is essential to avoid the sometimes massive health and economic consequences.
Fighting mice in America means primarily fighting house mice. Detailed information on the voles genus can be found here: Voles in the garden. Field mice also play a (subordinate) role.
House mice (Mus musculus domesticus) House mice reach a size of 7 to 9.5 cm. Her tail is the same length again. They weigh 12 to 30 g. House mice are coloured dark grey or brownish-grey. They have good climbing skills and are very adaptable. House mice nesting sites are usually close to food.
Field mice (Microtus arvalis) Field mice are 12 to 18 cm tall. The tail length is about 1/3 of the body length. Field mice weigh between 20 and 55 g. They are coloured dark brown, red-brown, light brown or grey-brown. Her compact, plump body is striking. As a habitat, they prefer open, not too humid grass and cultivated land (fields, meadows, pastures and orchards). There they live in corridors close to the surface of the earth.
First signs of mice
Several signs indicate a mouse infestation. If one or more of the following symptoms appear, measures to control mice should be initiated immediately:
- Eating damage is a typical sign of an infestation with mice, as it leaves its mark on supplies, wood, plastic, textiles and electrical cables.
- Unpleasant smell: Mice gives off an ammonia-like odour, which can be noticed, especially when heavily infested.
- Perceptible scratching or scratching noises by mice, especially in (hollow) walls and false ceilings
- Grinding and smear marks along mouse trails
- Nesting Material – Mice use scraps of cardboard, insulation, etc. to build their nests
- Mouse Feces – Mice leave small, dark faeces pills near walls and anywhere they have been active
Mouse control by AAA Termites and Pest Control
Don’t ignore mouse infestation. A mouse infestation can quickly become a nuisance and undermine your hygiene concept such as HACCP or compliance with food hygiene regulations. Systematic mouse control measures should be taken as soon as possible to prevent the negative consequences mentioned.
AAA Termites and Pest Control offer its customers a holistic concept for mouse control. The basis is always a structural analysis of weak points, in which first the sources of immigration such as joints, cracks or holes in the masonry, in ceilings, windows and doors are eliminated. The amazing physical abilities of mice should always be considered. Mice push their bodies through holes just 6-7 mm in diameter as thick as pencils, run up vertical gutters or smooth walls.
The AAA Termites and Pest Control concept for mice control also provide strategic outdoor baiting or mouse control on the company premises. In this way, the immigration of mice from the outside area into the interior of the building is effectively prevented.
But it is not only mice control in acute cases that is important to our customers. For many companies, the subject of “fighting the mouse” also means prevention and, above all, monitoring. This is intended to ensure the early detection of a mouse infestation in sensitive areas, e.g. food-related areas (kitchens, production areas, clean rooms, etc.). Therefore, often only the use of non-toxic solutions against mice is desired to carry out an acute mouse control in the specific case of need.
AAA Termites and Pest Control customers benefit from a wide range of effective bait boxes for every conceivable area of use, as well as tailor-made preparations and active ingredients as part of AAA Termites and Pest Control mouse control.
AAA Termites and Pest Control offer high-tech mouse control with Mouse RADAR. RADAR (Rodent-activated Detection and Riddance), as an electronic detector with simultaneous, integrated fighting functionality using CO2, offers intelligent protection in areas of application with high-security standards. Particularly security-sensitive areas, e.g. B. in the food and pharmaceutical industries, benefit from RADAR since rodenticidal bait is increasingly undesirable. The patented RADAR system is the world’s only approved CO2 biocidal product used to combat mice.
Digital mouse monitoring ‘Pest Connect.’
The fully automatic reporting service Pest Connect combines round-the-clock monitoring with real-time reporting and direct response. As soon as a mouse penetrates the RADAR trap and is killed by animal welfare standards, the system automatically issues an alarm. The AAA Termites and Pest Control service technician are contracted to carry out a service visit then.
For more information on mice control or to make an appointment with one of our competent technical advisors, please call us: Tel. +330 723-2515.