Practical steps and tips on how to prevent mice infesting your property
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There are hundreds of types of mice found in Ireland, 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 the winter 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 winter time.
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.