Mice can be a problem if they are found within buildings. They
are wild animals often to be found in gardens and the countryside.
However, they will do damage, eat food and may spread disease if
allowed to remain within houses or food premises.
You can minimise the possibility of infestation by mice by taking a
few simple precautions:
- Ensure all food is kept in cupboards above floor level,
preferably in closed containers.
- From time to time, clean under cupboards and appliances
including behind the
cooker and fridge.
- Seal any small holes that may allow access from the
outside, for example around
- Put all waste food straight into a
- Store pet food in containers.
- Remove any items which may be used as nesting
The Pest Control service can be contacted on
and the Pest Control Officer can visit residential premises to
offer advice and to treat the infestation. He will lay baits in
locations which are not easily accessible to pests and children,
and tell you where they are. He will also advise you of practical
steps you can take to help, and to prevent a recurrence. The
treatment will depend on the nature and extent of the problem. A
charge will be made for this service. Please
click here for the relevant charge
Proprietors of commercial or food premises must arrange to guard
against infestation, and to treat any which occur. The most
important control measures are to ensure that food and waste are
inaccessible and to keep the premises clean and in good structural