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Mice, Rats, and Rodents

Mice, Rats, and Rodents

The most common mouse to be found in your home is quite appropriately called the house mouse. The house mouse can live outdoors in shrubbery, weeds, and crawl spaces, however if there is a lack of food source, the house mouse will move indoors to get closer to its next meal. The house mouse will eat nearly anything, however it prefers, grains, seeds, and sweet substances. The mice will usually come out to find food every 1-2 hours and will be most active during the night.

House mice are light gray or brown in color and range from 5 to 7 inches in length excluding the tail. Adults can weigh somewhere between 5/8-1 ounce. In one day, they can eat up to 15 % of their body weight. Because of their small size, house mice can sneak through very small spaces. The best way to identify a problem is droppings, gnaw marks, and tracks.

The most popular way to deal with a house mouse problem is the use of a variety of traps. Glue Boards are a good option. They will catch the mice as they run across the board. The best place to put the Glue Boards is along walls or other areas where the mice frequently travel. We do not recommend the use of Glue Boards in areas where children or pets can access them. In addition to Glue Boards we also recommend the use of Ketch-alls. These are multiple catch traps, and can catch several mice before being reset.

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