Common House Mice

House Mice

Quick Facts About House Mice
• Most common rodent pest in many parts of the world
• Can adapt to changing conditions
• Female house mice can give to birth to up to 6 babies every 3 weeks; up to 35 offspring a year
• Are color blind and see poorly beyond 6 inches.
• Excellent climbers that can also jump up to 1 foot vertically

What does a House Mouse look like?
• Dusty grey color with a cream-colored belly
• Adults: 2-1/2” to 3-3/4” long

What do House Mice eat?
• Preferably seeds and insects
• But will eat most common household food items

Where do House Mice live?
• Prefer to live indoors, although they can survive outside
• Dark secluded areas
• Build nests out of paper products, cotton, packing materials, wall insulation, and fabrics

Are House Mice dangerous?
• Mouse urine can produce an allergic reaction, especially in children
• The mice also can carry fleas, mites, ticks, and lice into your home

How can I prevent a House Mice infestation?
• Seal all holes in the exterior walls. A mouse can get through a hole as small as the diameter of a pencil.
• Keep areas free of clutter and store boxes on shelving rather than the floor
• Regularly inspect your home for signs of droppings, gnaw marks, and damaged food goods

How do I get rid of House Mice?
• Many types of glue and spring traps are available at local retailers.
• If you suspect an infestation, it is recommended that you contact a licensed pest control specialist. Please call DKS Pest Control at (724) 478-5344.

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