Sometimes cute but always a nuisance, today we take a look at the House Mouse. House mice are found around the U.S. and around the world. These little pests are only a few inches long with grey/brown fur. They reproduce quickly as females can produce up to 35 babies per year.
Where Do House Mice Come From?
House mice are outside and wander inside homes and other structures in search of shelter, warmth, food and water. It only takes a very small opening for house mice to get inside. Once in, they can cause real damage and pose health issues for humans and pets.
How Do I Prevent House Mice?
There are several actions you can take to help prevent house mice from entering your home:
- Keep bird seed and pet food in sealed containers that mice can’t chew through.
- Inspect the exterior of your home for potential vulnerabilities like gaps and cracks.
- Seal any gaps and cracks that you find around your home.
- Keep firewood stacked away from the exterior walls of your home.
How Do I Get Rid of House Mice?
If you only have one or two mice, you might be able to get away with setting out a few traps and catching them. However, if you have a more serious mouse infestation then it is best to contact a pest control expert right away. Your pest control professional will safely remove these pests and then evaluate what can be done to your home (such as exclusion) to help prevent a future re-infestation.
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