An Australian woman who could take living alongside some of the most poisonous snakes in the world in her stride was shocked to find “revolting” mice had taken up residence in her London flat. The senior business executive was so disgusted to find mice in her home that, at one point, she considered moving out to live in a hotel.
People who want to get rid of mice can now buy a range of ultrasonic mouse repellent devices and electronic mice repellent equipment, as well as mice repellent sprays, which claim to deter and get rid of mice. But do any of these mice repellent products work? What is the evidence that they have any effect on mice infestations in homes? And are they worth the money, given that some can cost up to £50?
They have been known to make a grown man cry, and both men and women to abandon their homes. They make otherwise sensible and peace-loving people lash out with extreme violence, and fill others with shame, fearing neighbours and friends will hate them for ever. Yes, the humble house mouse has a lot of answer for.
The mouse problem in London is well documented, not least in our news pages. But when does it become more of a problem. When do the mouse control risks faced by tens of thousands of people become a crisis?
You may never come across signs of mice in your home, even when they are there. But when the mouse population grows, or when us humans are particularly sensitive to their presence, it becomes much easier to spot the tell-tale signs that mice have taken up residence. Mice are nocturnal creatures so the signs of
If you find you have mice in the house you may be able to find the cause by looking out of the window or listening out for the sound of loud banging. That’s because one of the biggest causes of sudden mouse infestations is a neighbour’s decision to do a spot of home improvement –
On your marks, please go! A woman battling a mouse infestation in Islington, North London, says she felt like a spectator at a mouse marathon as the rodents constantly ran around her home. She was desperate to get rid of the mice, which dashed about the floors throughout her home day and night. The mouse