Mice
The house mouse is the most successful rodent in adapting to live with people. It is found almost anywhere people are, feeding on human food, sheltering in human structures, and reproducing at a remarkable rate. It is the most troublesome and economically important vertebrate pest, contaminating untold millions of dollars worth of food, damaging possessions, and causing electrical fires with its constant gnawing.

Description

House mice in homes are one of the most common and well-known wildlife control problems. House mice will contaminate stores of food, cause structural and property damage, and spread diseases. The rodents rarely travel outside an area of 10-30 feet, so they are extremely familiar with their surroundings and notice when baits and strange objects appear in their habitats.

Appearance

House mice are small and nimble wildlife that are very capable jumpers, swimmers, and climbers.

  • .5 ounces in weight
  • 11 inches long
  • Light brown - black fur
  • White bellies
  • Pointed noses
  • Tiny black eyes
  • Large ears
  • Scaly tails

Habitat

House mice enjoy residing wherever there is human activity. House mice may nest underground or in an otherwise sheltered location. Their nests will be built from paper, burlap, and other fibrous materials in and around houses, farms, warehouses, and open fields.

Mice Problems

Entry

Your home provides some of a mouse's favorite things. Their ideal nesting area and favorite foods! House mice love cereal, grains, nuts, fruits, plant seeds and roots, meat, and trash. Your home will give mice a warm nesting location during the cold winter months. They can find entry to any of these things through very small holes, open windows, open doors, and more!

Damage

House mice are very destructive wildlife. The rodents will consume about three grams of food each day, and destroy much more due to their nibbling habits. House mice will dig up freshly planted grains, mutilate crops before harvest, gnaw through containers of food in warehouses, and even contaminate packages with their urine and droppings.

House mice will spend a lot of time in dumpsters, sewers, and other filthy locations. As they run across your counter or table they are leaving behind terrible pathogens and secondary pests.

House mice are also capable of serious structural damage. Their teeth grow rapidly, and they must gnaw to keep the length under control. This leads to the destruction of wall insulation, stored items like books and paintings, and damage to support beams and walls that worsen over time. House mice also chew on electrical wires, which can lead to shorts and even electrical fires.

Control and Safety

Critter Control of Albuquerque will implement the materials and techniques necessary to help keep house mice out of your home. Cleaning homes regularly, sealing cracks in building foundations, eliminating clutter in attics and basements, keeping food stored in airtight and rodent-proof containers, and removing collections of debris in yards will help assist in keeping the nuisance wildlife animals out of your home!

Trapping and Removal

House mice infestations can be detected early. Once the first signs of activity appear, property owners should contact the professionals at Critter Control of Albuquerque to deal with the problem. Our trained technicians have the tools and extensive knowledge of house mouse behavior to quickly and safely remove infestations.

We will help get rid of house mice problems. Give us a call today! 505.545.8883

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