What Damage Can Mice Cause in Commercial Premises?
Dangling wires, gaps, pipework, voids and switch boxes – all potential runs for mice and therefore can present a high-risk due to them gnawing through cables which can be costly and dangerous. They will also thrive on the leftover food and crumbs from areas like the pantry and canteen in your premises. A commercial establishment can be a haven for mice seeking shelter from cold weather and other predators. It is a place where they can gather their food easily. Even though your cleaners may carry out a thorough service, there will always be potential for mice to get access to a food source, due to staff inevitably leaving food stuffs like; biscuits and breakfast bars in office desk draws. That’s why speaking to your staff about disposing and storing food stuffs in the correct manor will always help in controlling the problem and also preventing it from coming back. Mice can cause the kind of damage to your business that can not only be costly to your reputation, but also can present health risks for your staff.
You need to call a professional commercial mice extermination company in London to help you overcome this situation.
How do Mice Get into a Commercial Premises?
Mice can climb faster and reach higher places in just the time you need to blink an eye. They work their way through water pipes, air bricks, cables and sometimes even through underground pipes and ducts. They can easily navigate their way through connections between adjacent buildings. So, if even one building is infested with mice, chances of the entire block may be having a mice infestation are very much possible. Mice will tend to enter at a ground level so if you are occurring a problem on the third or fourth floor, it is imperative that you correspond with the other floors to fully establish the extent of the problem. Having a mice infestation is not a very good sight for visitors and clients. This is why Mercury Pest Control London will carry out a free site survey for all commercial premises to make sure all potential entry points are located and the correct measures are put in place to address your issue.
Damage That Mice Can Cause
As already mentioned, your office is a good play and harbourage location for mice. The damage they cause can be immense. Here are some of the other headaches you may encounter when you have mice in your office:
Gnawed Furniture, Wires and Papers
Mice get all the freedom and space to gnaw away to their heart’s content on things like wires, papers, plastic and wood all over the place. Important documents can get reduced to shredded bits of paper if the mice have their way. You can lose important work if you ignore mice that have the potential to gnaw power cables of computers which can cause devastating effects. Just like all rodents their lower incisors keep growing so this is why they are constantly gnawing away cause if they don’t their teeth will inevitably pierce through the roof of the mouth and therefore cause a certain death.
A gnawed wire can cause electrocution of the mice as well as cause a short circuit in the premises. Since mice come out to play mostly at nights, chances of a fire that can completely damage your office cannot be ruled out. If any of the exposed wires come in contact with water, you can only guess what that could lead to. If you are thinking of the right time to call a commercial mice extermination company in London, it is now.
Mice droppings can be unsightly, especially on the worktops and furniture. Moreover, they can also spread diseases. They are about the size of a grain of rice so can easily be mistaken for food waste or just simply a bit of dirt. Due to mice being incontinent they will produce around 70 droppings per day and they can spread throughout most places that they visit, this is why you must be very vigilant in spotting them and not just mistaken it for something else- like just previously mentioned. Mice urine also has the potential to spread diseases. Mixed with dust and grease along with fur from the rodents’ bodies, the pathogens can prove harmful when inhaled by people working in your office.
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