The house mouse is the most commonly encountered and economically important of the commensal rodents. House mice are of Central Asian origin, but they are distributed worldwide and can be found throughout the United States. House mice are not only a nuisance, but they can pose significant health and property threats.
House mice breed rapidly and can adapt quickly to changing conditions. In fact, a female house mouse can give birth to a half dozen babies every three weeks and can produce up to 35 young per year. Because of how quickly mice can reproduce, and how difficult it can be to remove them, it is vital to contact an experienced exterminator as soon as possible to get to work on the problem. If you have unwanted mice in your home, our team at Ready Pest Control is here to help.
House mice are typically dusty gray with cream-colored bellies. Fur color varies from light brown to dark gray depending on the mouse’s location. House mice have four legs and a round shaped body. Their muzzles are pointed, and their ears are large with some hair. House mice range from 2.5 to 3.75 inches long. Their tails are usually 2.75 to 4 inches long.
In nature, mice prefer to eat cereal and seeds, but they will also eat insects, nuts and fruits. Inside structures, mice will consume almost any human food, but prefer grain based products.
There are a handful of ways to tell if house mice have made your home their own, including the following telltale signs of an infestation:
To keep mice and other rodents out, make sure all holes larger than a dime and gaps wider than a pencil are sealed with silicone-based caulk, steel wool, or other construction material. Keep areas clear and store boxes off the floor, as mice can hide in clutter. Store food in sealed glass or metal containers. Leave surfaces clear of crumbs and food morsels, which may attract house mice.
If you are looking for quality pest control solutions for your home or business, reach out to Ready Pest Control today! We understand how troublesome and invasive mice can be, and we want to help prevent any issues they may cause as soon as possible. Contact our team today to learn more about how we can help or to schedule your appointment. Say goodbye to mice for good!