Residential Pest Control

Get rid of Mice

Home Mice Control

Our call out service for mice offers professional, convenient solutions for getting rid of your mice fast:

  • Times convenient to you
  • Friendly and knowledgeable local technicians
  • Highest level of safety for your family and pets
  • Call us NOW on 0800 552 001 to arrange for a Rentokil technician to visit and deal with your mice quickly and efficiently

For more information on getting rid of mice and how to keep them out of your property please see below.

Protecting your Home and Family from Mice

Having mice in your home is more than an inconvenience - they can be a serious health risk particularly in kitchens or areas where children play.

Mice can also do significant damage to your home and furniture by gnawing through wood and plastic.

Mice can even cause house fires by chewing through electrical cables.

Tell tale Signs of Mice

The typical signs of a house mouse problem are:

  • Scratching noises in the walls or ceilings as mice scurry around
  • Droppings – mice leave small, dark droppings particularly along walls or in areas of significant activity such as in cupboards or under sinks
  • Distinctive smell – mice leave a trail that leaves an ammonia-like smell that will be particularly strong in more enclosed areas such as under cupboards and in loft spaces
  • Damage – mice have teeth that grow continuously and will gnaw on wood, plastic, cables and other hard materials
  • Nests – mice build nests with shredded material such as newspaper and fabrics. These will tend to be in hidden places such as behind fridges and nests will often contain young mice

How to keep mice away

The first line of defence against mice is to proof your home. Mice have soft skeletons and can get through holes the width of a pencil, so it is important to seal any holes to the exterior (for example pipe work for washing machines and dishwashers) and fit bristle strip around doors.

Image of a House Mouse ( Mus domesticus ) | Rentokil Pest Control NZ - Mice spread disaease and can cause damage to homes and furnishings

It is important not to attract mice with food – where possible, store food in strong plastic or metal containers. Regularly clean behind fridges, under cookers and cupboards.

Ultrasonic repellers emit sound that is uncomfortable for mice but cannot be heard by people. These may help as a deterrent to mice trying to enter a home in the first place, but we do not recommend them for existing infestations as mice can swiftly acclimatise to ultrasound.

How to get rid of mice

If left untreated, an infestation of mice can quickly spread.

While amateur DIY products are a cost effective way to control small infestations of mice, professional mouse control is required for more established mice colonies or where there is a repeated infestation.

Rentokil technicians provide highly targeted treatment to deal with any mice problems and will offer advice on how to keep your home free of mice in the future.

Rentokil offers a call-out service to deal with mice and other pest problems in the home.  Our service is fast, effective and offers the highest level of safety for your family and pets.

If you would like further advice on dealing with mice or to arrange a visit by a Rentokil technician, call us free on 0800 552 001.

DIY Pest Control Products for Mice

Rentokil offers a wide range of DIY mouse products for amateur use, which include traps and baits. These products are designed to help you to get rid of mice quickly and efficiently.

The live capture mouse traps are a humane way of getting rid of mice and the more traditional wooden mouse traps are easy to set and require bait, such as chocolate spread or peanut butter to attract mice. Our traps can be used indoors and outdoors.

Rentokil pest control products can be purchased from all leading supermarkets, DIY stores, garden centres and hardware stores.

As with all pest control products, please read the instructions carefully to ensure safe and effective use.