Practical steps and tips on how to prevent mice infesting your property
There are hundreds of types of mice, but a much smaller number are considered pests, which pose a threat to homes and businesses.
The top 3 pest mice you are likely to encounter include the House Mouse, Field Mouse and the Yellow Necked Field Mouse.
Field mice rarely venture into inhabited buildings but in cooler months, they will go into outhouses and sheds where fruit and vegetables are stored.
As such, field mice are a bigger threat to businesses, in particular farming and agriculture.
It is wrongly believed that mice are only a problem in the months around December.
House mice are active all year round, which means you could find them invading your home or business at any time.
Yellow necked field mice are mostly a threat in rural areas. In homes they pose a fire risk as they are known to chew threw electrical wiring.