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House Mice

House mice (whose Latin name is Mus domesticus) are well adapted to living in our homes, factories and shops. House mice will indeed very happily live and breed in our houses, garages, garden sheds and any other building that gives them protection from the cold, damp and wet of the winter. Our water-proof structures, especially cloches, garden sheds and similar shelters enable mice to have a home and to provide them with the necessities (and more!) that they require to prosper and breed.

Mice only require a little food (three to four grammes a day) very little water (house mice can get most of their liquid from their food) and freedom from cold and damp. They are very used to living with humans and really appreciate the food scraps and crumbs left by us and our dry, warm, centrally heated homes. When house mice find these comforts their numbers rapidly increase.

Mousemesh Mouse Prevention Grills stop mice entering the home through airbricks. Mice are, a serious problem - causing extensive damage to property as a result of their gnawing activities, and also by eating and contaminating food. Mice may carry a number of infectious diseases that can pose a risk to both humans and animals - pets and livestock. These include Salmonella which attacks the stomach and intestines and, in more serious cases, can enter the lymph tracts and will attack all age groups and both sexes - it is a very serious infection.

Mice are very agile and are able to squeeze through very tiny holes - if you can pass a pencil through a hole then a mouse will be able to pass through it too. To keep house mice at bay we suggest the use of a Mousemesh grill that covers any potential entrance hole - airbricks are a prime example of such entrances.

House mice are very good climbers, and can scale walls, pipes, duct and cavities. A further problem is their very hard incisor teeth which can easily chew through hard plastic, timber, and soft metals such as lead and aluminium. They can gnaw away electric cables and this can cause fires - they will even, over time, erode hard materials such as poor concrete.

Note: rats are even more able to gnaw through plastic and Mousemesh provide a version ("ratmesh") which has stainless steel frame which even rats cannot get through.

Avoid using inhumane mice traps, rat poison or glue traps - make a determined effort to prevent them entering our homes in the first place. This can be done by filling in all small holes and by covering air vents with Mouse Mesh.

Mousemesh airbrick covers prevent mice from entering your home and provide a humane alternative to mouse traps, poison and glue traps.

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