House Mouse

house mouse

 

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Average 17 cm long

Generally brown or light grey

House mice have large ears and long tails. They have an “oversized” appearance relative to the mouse’s body.

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House mouse, should I be concerned?

Potential health concerns
A house mouse may be small, but it can pose big problems. Exposure to mice or their droppings can easily spread disease within your home. They can even spread salmonella, tracking bacteria through the areas where you store your food.

What happens if left ignored?
Mice are notorious for their ability to quickly reproduce. Their gestation periods never run longer than a few weeks and they could give birth to over 10 mice per litter. Ignoring your mice infestation can quickly lead to their population getting out of control.

Habitat
The common house mouse can survive in many areas. You could find them in wooded areas, tall grass, and inside of your home. You will typically find them wherever people are. They always stay close to buildings and areas where they can easily find food.

Behaviour
Mice are nocturnal, meaning they sleep during the day. They do most of their activity at night when they are harder to see, making it easier for them to find their way into your home undetected. A house mouse will usually stick to a group and if you find one, chances are there are a few more close by.

One of the worst things about mice is the damage they can cause to your property. Their teeth never stop growing, so they need to constantly chew. They will chew on wires, furniture, and anything they find.

If you are seeing mice during the day, this could mean the problem is bigger then you think.

Diet
Mice can eat almost anything. They can eat meat, grains, seeds, fruit, and when they are desperate, they may also eat each other. No food is safe from the common house mouse.

Key tips for prevention
The best way to keep mice out of your home is by sealing any holes or crevices. The body of a mouse is extremely pliable and they could squeeze through spaces the size of a quarter. Making sure your home is sealed will help keep them out.

You should also take out the trash frequently. To a mouse, yesterday’s dinner is an easy meal. Safely storing food and keeping your home free of anything they may eat can put a real dent in your mouse problem.

Caution for self-treatment
If you notice many droppings then your mouse problem may be bigger than you think. The traps you buy at the store may not be enough to treat your mouse infestation. Mice are smart and may be wary of new items in their environment and become trap shy.

If you hear scratching in your walls the traps you have placed throughout your place may not be enough to eliminate your infestation. The best thing you can do is call pest control to solve your rodent problem before it gets out of control.

Hire a pest control specialist
A mouse infestation poses many health risks and the potential to cause serious damage to your property. And because of their ability to quickly reproduce, their numbers can quickly get out of control. The best thing you can do is hire a professional service to solve your mouse problem

Many do it yourself remedies will do little to tackle the mouse population and can lead to recurrent infestations in your home. Depend on a reputable pest service and get rid of your mouse infestation. Call Integral Pest Services for expert advice and guaranteed results.

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