Mice Pest Control

Mouse Control in Poole, Bournemouth and the surrounding areas.

BMS Pest Control offers a fast, effective and professional service at affordable prices to rid your home or business of mice.

Our treatments are safe, clean and are carried out at a time that is convenient to you. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have and to offer help and advice.

The Need to Control Mice

A mouse infestation in your home can be a very stressful experience. Not only do they spread disease but they can also cause damage to pipes and electrical cables. Mice scurrying about in the roof or walls can keep you awake at night and can be a very distressing to some people.

In commercial food premises, mice are a serious problem that must be dealt with urgently as they can spread disease and cause serious harm to your companies reputation. 

A house mouse eating a bread roll.

Mouse Treatments - What We Do


As with most pests, a thorough survey is the first step in eliminating a mouse infestation.

This will often involve going into the roof and looking under kitchen units to look for mouse droppings and other signs of an infestation and to look for potential entry points.


While we employ a number of methods to deal with mice, the most common will be a treatment programme using a second generation single feed rodenticide bait formulated specifically for the control of mice. This will be placed in all areas where signs of mouse activity have been found. The bait will be placed out of reach of children and pets at all times and we will only place bait in living areas when absolutely necessary - when we do it will be placed in child and pet safe locked boxes.

The length of the treatment programme will vary depending on the level of infestation but a minimum if 2 visits will be required. The majority of domestic mouse problems are resolved in 2-3 visits.


Where possible, we will offer advice and recommendations of proofing measures to prevent them from returning. This case involve things like sealing the holes around pipes or installing mesh grilles over air bricks. 

Mice in Your Home or Business? 

About Mice

House Mouse (mus domesticus)

  • Size: 7-10cm body length with a tail about the same length as the body.
    Weight: 12-30g
    Grey-brown colouration with underside the same colour as the body.
    Can be distinguished from young rats by their small head and feet and large ears and eyes.

  • Life Cycle
  • Reaches sexual maturity in 8-12 weeks. Breeds throughout the year. Gestation period of 3 weeks and produces 7-8 litters per year. 4-16 young per litter are produced.

  • Habitat
  • Found in close association with humans, mice are usually nocturnal and can inhabit homes, garages and sheds. Mice are omnivorous but prefer cereals and seeds and absorb moisture from their food sources so can survive without any additional sources of water. 

    Mice tend to live in family groups so an infestation rarely consists of a solitary mouse.

Closeup of a house mouse

Identifying a Mouse Infestation

What to look for
  • Droppings - Dark Brown/Black and about the size of a grain of rice. 

  • Noises - Scurrying or scratching in the ceiling or walls as they chew on wood and plasterboard. Usually heard at night, when the house is quiet.

  • Grease marks and smears on walls and skirtings.

  • Nests - Shredded materials such as paper and fabric found in the loft or at the back of cupboards can be sign that Mice are using them to built a nest somewhere.

Where to look
  • In the loft - droppings can often be found either on top of insulation or beneath it, directly on top of the plaster. Also look for nibbled bags and Christmas decorations.

  • Kitchen - Check areas where pipes or cabling enter the house such as under the sink and behind the washing machine. Remove kickboards and check under all kitchen units.

  • Cupboards - Check food cupboards and any under stair storage areas. They can even be found in chests of drawers.

  • Outdoor Areas - Sheds and Garages

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Frequently Asked Questions About Mice

Noises heard in the loft could be mice, rats, squirrels or birds. In the walls it is more likely to be mice or rats, although in the summer months it could also be a wasps nest as the sounds wasps make while nest building can be mistaken for rodents.

Mice tend to live in family groups so unfortunately you are unlikely to have a solitary mouse.

In our experience, no. In fact in some cases they can make the problem worse by dispersing the mice into other parts of the house.

As they consume very little liquids, mice tend to dry out rather than decompose after death so they dont usually smell. If they do smell, we can apply odour neutralisers.

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Areas Covered Include:

Blandford, Bournemouth, Christchurch, Dorchester, Poole, Ringwood, Salisbury, Swanage, The New Forest, Verwood, Wareham, Weymouth, Wimborne and other Dorset and Hampshire Areas.

Contact Details

95 Beresford Road
BH12 2HD


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