Got a mouse in the house! Don’t panic! 

We know how to get rid of those sneaky little pests.

When it comes to pest control for mice, we’re the experts!

Get results fast and discreetly

Heard scurrying sounds in the middle of the night? Yes, it’s most probably mice. The fleeting visions of small furry creatures scurrying across the kitchen floor can be an unwelcome part of winter, the time when mice head into all sorts of homes and businesses around Auckland as temperatures drop.

Right about this time of year, the mice out there are doing just about anything they can to find a way into your home. They’re looking for new supplies of food and shelter. Mice prefer to eat cereal grains and plants, but they’ll eat almost anything, particularly bagged food, including pet food.

If you’re a mouse, there’s nothing nicer than a warm hot water cupboard, or a cosy nest in the pile of shopping bags in the pantry over winter.

As cute as Mickey and Minnie may be though, mice can spread diseases, contaminate food, cause fires and lead to business closure or fines. So, call the team at Bug King on 0800 54 64 54 to talk about pest control for mice.

Controlling mice

Many of us can underestimate how quickly and how bad a mouse problem can become if we don’t get on top of it. 

A female mouse can produce up to 12 little mice in a litter in three weeks, and she’ll happily do that about 10 times a year. These 100-odd offspring can begin to reproduce themselves in as little as six weeks. So, within months, you could have a huge population of mice scurrying about and chomping into whatever they can find. What’s even more alarming, in the wild a mouse will rarely live more than a year, but in a nice environment with food and water, such as your home, it can live up to three years. That is one serious load of mice.

If you have come across signs of mice, such as droppings, gnawed holes in stored food bags or nesting materials like chewed packaging, shopping bags or wires etc, or an unpleasant urine smell, it’s best to call us quick. 

Mice are nocturnal, but a mouse may be seen during the day if its nest has been disturbed it is looking for new food sources, or what’s worse, you have a large infestation in your home. So, if you have spotted the little blighters scurrying around close to walls and vertical surfaces, our expert mouse treatments are the quickest and most effective way to get rid of mice from your home or business.

How to get rid of mice?

Rat and mouse control is one of the most common enquiries we get at Bug King, particularly over winter. 

Mice can become a real problem, but when it comes to pest control for mice, our exterminators know exactly what to do. To get rid of mice, you need to understand what they do and what they like, and they do.

It’s all about access points. Wherever mice or their droppings are seen, that was their entry point, and they don’t tend to venture very far away. They like to come in round sinks in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry, or wherever there is piping.  A mouse can squeeze in a hole about the size of your little finger. They also like to get into buildings by jumping from foliage onto roofs. As well as being good climbers, mice can jump nearly 1/2 a meter.

Our pest control technicians will talk to you about the mouse problem and ask where you think they may be getting into your house or business premises. They will then carry out a thorough inspection and decide on the best eradication approach. It may be bait or traps, depending on your preference. We will always make a return visit to check on stations and rebait if necessary.

Pest control for mice – Info on how our exterminators will help


$253.00 includes a rat bait station or 5 x mouse bait stations (if required).

If the infestation is severe, we may recommend a 7-day follow-up visit.

$215.00 7-day follow-up visit

We guarantee to exterminate existing mice nests on your property.

What we do

The most successful solution for how to get rid of mice is a baiting strategy. If set up correctly, this overcomes all the natural rodent behaviours that make other mouse control methods less successful.

Our technician will complete a thorough inspection of your home, looking for potential access points, evidence of rodent activity and food sources that attract rats and mice.

Baits are secured in areas where there is evidence of activity. The baits are secured using wire and/or in lockable bait stations if accessible by children or pets. This also allows us to monitor the level of mouse activity if a return visit is required.

Our technicians will also offer advice on eliminating food sources that attract mice, as well as what the likely access points are into your home and how to seal them. 

Need help with how to get rid of mice? Give the team a call for advice or to make a booking. Phone Bug King on 0800 546454.


We make the security of our bait placements a high priority. If children or pets have potential access the bait, we will secure it in a high-quality lockable bait station. If bait is placed in inaccessible areas, we will wire it in place to ensure that rodents can’t drag it to new locations.

All bait we use contains Bitrex™. This makes the bait very bitter to the taste, discouraging eating.

If bait is accidentally consumed, an injection of Vitamin K1 will overcome any poisoning effects. The bait is not fast acting, you will have days rather than hours to react to any bait accidentally consumed.

What happens if my cat/dog eats a mouse that’s been poisoned?

Nothing. The risk of secondary poisoning is practically non-existent. The potency of the bait has been lost by the time poisoning effect on the mouse is noticeable.


It’s always good to take someone else’s word for it!  Read what our customers have said about us following a successful pest removal. We can also arrange for you to speak directly to someone who has used our services, as we appreciate that you need to be absolutely certain about how our pest control works before you ask us into your home. 

Kate Gooch
Kate Gooch
November 27, 2022.
Excellent service and after care to ensure I was a very happy customer with no ants!
Richenda Oh
Richenda Oh
November 16, 2022.
Use this guy! He is good, was down to earth, upfront and easily and quickly told us which rodents we had where and how to get rid of them.
Rebecca Yeng Tung
Rebecca Yeng Tung
October 30, 2022.
So this is my second time using Bug King, I had used them last year, since then we have bought a new home and the previous owners had a dog so naturally how new home had fleas which was biting my young children at night. Just like my 5 star experience before we go the same 5 star treatment second time around. Mo was once again earlier than expected which was great he did what he had to and went over and beyond what we expected. Yvette in the office was a breeze to work with. My kids have not been bitten since so I am one happy mum with happy kids! I didn't expect anything less from Bug King and as long as the awesome service doesn't change I will always be a loyal customer if I do anything done at my house they will always be my first point of contact! Thanks again Mo and Yvette best in business!
Tas Matiatos
Tas Matiatos
August 23, 2022.
Thank you to the team at Bugking. Perfect result, the insect problem has gone! Friendly staff and very professional. Highly recommend.
Grace Vujnovich
Grace Vujnovich
August 17, 2022.
Great experience working with the Bug King team. Mark was professional and friendly and haven't seen an ant since :)
Mark Leslie
Mark Leslie
May 11, 2022.
We've just had our final inspection completed, and have been thoroughly impressed by Bug King's responsiveness and service. Mo was a pleasure to deal with! Thank you Bug King for all your assistance, and putting our minds at ease!
Ross Bymolt
Ross Bymolt
April 14, 2022.
The previous tenants had 3 pets who clearly had thousands of their own pets! After 9 flea bombs, we admitted defeat and I called Mark who was able to accommodate us the next day which was amazing. He explained the flea life cycle and why the bombs weren't working, and why his solution would. Half an hour later the house was treated, and so far so good! I definitely recommend Bug King for a top notch, professional service.