In todays modern warm houses with a supply of food, mice can breed all the year around. Each mouse needs 3 grams (about an eighth of an ounce) of food per day and provided there is moisture in the food, they can survive without liquid to drink.
Grains and cereals are the preferred food, but they also eat fruit and vegetables and have also been known to eat soap and candles.
- Small dark droppings approximately half the size of a grain of rice
- Nibbled food packets and scattered food.
Glass jars, heavy duty plastic containers are best used when storing food, where there is a mouse infestation.
Usually 1-2 hours on the first visit, this is when the initial mouse poison is laid. Then a week later to check and top up the bait, then a further week when the bait is removed along with any rodent bodies found. The bait is placed in secure child/pet proof boxes or trays.