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Discovering mice in your home or business can be very distressing. In addition, mice can also spread diseases, such as hantavirus, salmonella, toxoplasmosis and Weil’s disease, that can be passed on to humans and pets. Businesses involved in food preparation or storage, such as restaurants or hotels, are especially vulnerable to mice infestations.  

Mice can cause substantial damage to your property with their gnawing and can damage everything from insulation and clothing for nesting materials to pipes, doors and floorboards to gain entry to your property. In addition, their propensity to gnaw and chew on items to control their incisors can mean they are attracted to wood and electrical wiring which in turn can lead to fire risks.

Mice can multiply quickly which can increase the problem exponentially if it is not dealt with quickly. Mice will also contaminate foodstuffs with their faeces and urine if it is not properly stored. Check for common signs of mice which will help identify a problem early, ensuring that quick and effective treatment can occur as soon as possible. 

If you notice any of the warning signs of a mouse infestation, such as mouse droppings, gnawing damage or the distinctive smell of mouse urine, don’t hesitate to contact our expert team today by phone on 01904 798676, by email at or by using our contact form to discuss your individual requirements or request a free rodent control quotation.

    Not only will a mouse infestation in your home cause distress to you and your family, but it can also cause a genuine health risk as they contaminate food, countertops and other surfaces in their search for shelter and food. Mice can also cause extensive damage to your floorboards, furniture and even your electrical wiring.

    Many people do not worry about pest problems until they occur and have little knowledge on what to do. This is why we always recommend calling a professional pest control expert if you are worried about a pest infestation in your home. We can provide a fast & effective domestic pest control service in York and the surrounding area. 


    A mouse infestation can represent different levels of risk to a business, depending on their industry, size and legislation requirements. However, a mouse problem can be an issue to any business and can result in a loss of reputation, customers, employee morale, operation efficiency and ultimately profit. 

    While a small mouse presence can probably be dealt with by the use of traps, a bigger infestation will require professional assistance to control. Our expert pest control technicians will have to carry out a site survey as the extent of the infestation will probably be bigger than you imagine, as mice can travel quite extensively. Our experts can devise a programme of mouse control and prevention tailored to your specific needs.

    Mice droppings are a clear sign of mice in your home or business. In addition, be on the lookout for any evidence of their activity, such as gnawing damage, shredded materials or disrupted food. Mice also have a distinctive unpleasant smell that is created by their urine.

    Mice are usually nocturnal and can remain hidden for a long time before signs of their activity become apparent. If you find signs of pest activity, our BPCA certified technicians will perform a suite survey of your commercial property to determine the extent of the infestation and provide a safe, targeted, effective treatments to resolve any issues with mice.

    VermEx is a family run pest control company with over 30 years of experience in providing a professional pest control service to commercial clients across the North of England, including Manchester, York & Leeds. As experts in rodent control, we can quickly and effectively react to any rodent infestations in your home or business and provide an individually tailored solution that suits all your needs.

    Field Mouse

    As the same suggests, Field Mice prefer to spend their time outdoors and will rarely venture inside. However, in the winter months, Field Mice will enter sheds or other standalone structures in search of food sources. This makes Field Mice more of a threat to businesses, such as farms or food storage than homeowners. 

    Field Mice are between 80 to 100mm in length, with an extra 70 to 90mm for their tail. They have brown fur, ranging from sandy to orange-brown, with lighter yellowish fur on their flanks and white fur on their belly. Some Field Mice also have a small yellow streak on their chest.

    House Mouse

    House Mice are far more common intruders in our homes and are active all year round in the search for food. House mice usually live at ground level and are burrowers, but they can also climb. House Mice will enter your home or business in search of food and prefer to eat cereals. 

    House Mice are smaller than Field Mice and grow between 70 to 90mm long with a tail of around the same length. House Mice have smaller feet and heads, but have large eyes and ears, distinguishing them from young brown rats.

    Yellow Necked Field Mouse

    Yellow necked field mice are more common in rural areas and will enter homes and businesses in a search for food. They make their home in hedges, gardens and rural buildings. They can pose a fire risk as they can easily gnaw through electrical wiring. 

    Yellow necked field mice can grow between 95 to 120mm in length with a tail between 75 to 110mm. They are often bigger than other common UK mice. They have brown fur on their backs with white fur on their underside. They get their name from the distinctive band of yellow fur around their necks.

    Mouse Control FAQ

    Mice have an average lifespan of around 18 months.

    Mice can begin reproducing from two months old and can reproduce between 6 to 10 times a year.

    Some mice carry germs in their urine that can cause illness and allergies in humans. They can also spread disease through fleas, mites and ticks. Mice droppings can also spoil food stores.

    Mice can bite, but it is extremely rare and usually only out of self-defence.

    While there are a number of DIY mouse control methods, such as mouse poison or snap traps, the best and most effective way to remove your mouse problem for good is to call in a professional pest controller, like VermEx.

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    If you are worried that you may have a mouse infestation in your home or business then don’t hesitate to call in the professionals. Our British Pest Control Association (BPCA) certified Technicians provide safe, effective solutions to manage mouse populations and get rid of them entirely. By using a combination of rodent proofing measures, baiting and rodenticides, we can provide an effective mouse control service that will leave you pest free. 

    We offer a free site survey for all commercial clients to identify nesting sites, entry points or other problem areas so we can provide an effective and bespoke mouse control and proofing solution to ensure your business remains rodent-free. In addition, we offer a free quote for any work that we would recommend, giving you complete control and understanding. 

    Get in touch with VermEx on 01904 798676, by emailing or by using our contact form for all of your pest control requirements and call in the professionals for fast and effective pest control.