Mice are a major problem for many people living in London
Hotels and housing landlords have trouble tackling mice infestations
For some, the capital’s mouse problem is a crisis, says our mice control expert
Standard mouse removal methods – baiting and traps – are not effective
Only solution is to mouse proof properties from the inside out
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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?
Every major city has its particular pest management priorities. Arguably, in London one of the biggest challenges is mice control.
News media and social media are filled with complaints about mice problems in London.
There is the high-flying businessman who this month snapped a picture of a mouse under his bed at a luxury London hotel and posted it on Twitter.
Journalist Katie Glass documented her battle against mice infestation in her London home in The Times newspaper, saying she had tried many different ways to get rid of the mice, but none worked.
We have contacted Katie and offered our services.
A report in the Daily Mail says there were 411 sights of pest mice in the Houses of Parliament in the first six months of 2017, up from 313 – an increase of 24% – on the same period the previous year.
During that period, pest controllers set 1,700 mouse traps. Given that traps have always been used to try to control mice, the chances of them working again were always going to be negligible.
In February 2017, the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, was urged to buy a cat to control mice after a mouse fell on the heads of children visiting London’s City Hall, an ultra-modern building that opened in 2002.
Let us hope he did not, because evidence shows that cats are not a very effective mouse deterrent. In fact, our blog article on the subject reveals cats can even encourage mice to breed faster.
Finally (there are so many stories), in March 2017, social housing residents living in Acton, West London, complained that they had been plagued with rodents, including mice, for six years, and demanded action.
A London crisis?
Is this a London mice problem or a London mouse crisis? SUPERPROOF experts, say it depends on your perspective.
He adds: “Arguably, London is the mouse capital of Europe. So many of our customers are people who have moved to London from across Europe, who have never experienced such a scale of mouse problems as they have here.
“In that sense, for many people, especially for foreign visitors, it’s a mice crisis, not mice problem. But many people have become so used to having mice in their home, that they just continue to live with them, and tell foreign visitors not to be so upset.”
Part of the problem is the failure of conventional ways to get rid of mice to work effectively in the face of so many mice infestations in London. The sheer volume of the rodent population is too great. The fact that most mice are resistant to mouse poisons, known as rodenticides, only makes matters worse.
SUPERPROOF says that the solution is to protect your home or business property by proofing the living space, from the inside out, against mice. Then they cannot reach the food they need to survive, so they die or move elsewhere.
SUPERPROOF adds “Many mouse control experts like to tell their customers it’s impossible to mouse proof a property 100%, either because they do not know how to do it, or because mouse baiting and traps are more lucrative.
“But SUPERPROOF has perfected a method for mouse proofing properties. We can offer relief from mice infestation. The London mice problem might be a crisis for some, but it’s not even a problem for our customers.”
Want to find out more? Browse through our customer stories to see how SUPERPROOF bucks the trend – and allows people in London to live mice-free. Or call us today to find out how we guarantee we will get rid of mice in your home.