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How to get rid of Mice

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How to get rid of Mice

Mus musculus, New York City’s number one house guest or commonly referred to as eeeekkk or know as house mouse, is a small mammal belonging to the order of rodents. It is often confused with the rat. It is regarded as one of the most troublesome pests in the continental United States. They are primarily nocturnal, but in the case of a large infestation they can be seen during the daytime. The house mouse has poor eyesight, but compensates with an excellent sense of hearing and sense of smell which helps to locate food and avoid predators. House mice infest and live in a variety of areas in and around homes and other living areas. Most common as an Exterminator I find them under sinks, behind and under stoves and refrigerators. They invade homes in search of food, water, and shelter. They consume food originally meant for humans and pets. The house mouse can be harmful spreading diseases and destroying structural property with their constant gnawing. It has a remarkable ability to adapt and live commensally with us. The mouse is considered the second most successful mammal, after humans of course.

Information About Mice

Adult house mice are small and slender, and are about 1 to 2 inches in length not including the tail. The tail is as long as the body and head combined. An adult can weigh anywhere from ½ ounce to 1 One ounce. Relative to their size, they have large ears and small eyes. Their fur color usually varies from light grey or brown, but it can also be darker colors.

By nature mice are herbivores. They prefer to feed on cereal grains, but will eat almost any type of food. They are known for eating most all types of food scraps, most famously cheese. They require very little water, because they obtain most of their water needs from their food. Some mice can eat their weight in food per day. During the fall months mice eat more food. They also store extra food in burrows and other hiding places.

As the outside temperature drops mice seek warmer living areas, which can include homes. Mice choose safe hiding places as their nests. After they establish their nest they begin burrowing and making paths. The paths they create link their nests to their food sources. They compose their nest out of any soft material they can find, but most commonly leaves, paper, and grass. Mice live in one nest for their entire life.They will only search for a new nesting area if their food source becomes scarce.

How to get rid of Mice

The Mice

The average house mouse’s life span is 9 to 12 months. Both males and females are ready to reproduce after 40 days after birth. They can mate, and probably will, mate year round. Young are usually born 19 to 21 days after mating and are mature in about 6 weeks. A mother mouse’s litter size on average is 10 to 12. At birth, they are hairless and have closed eyelids and ears.

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Mice are very little and if they see potential danger they will run for a nearby hiding place. They can fit through cracks and holes that are about a ¼ inch, roughly the size of a dime. Preventative measures should be taken to ensure that mice cannot enter your home. Cracks, crevices, and gaps that can be used as entry points should be sealed. Beyond Pest Control Inc. advises that you seal these points with caulk, since it is effective and inexpensive. In the event that you already have a mice infestation, population reduction is necessary. We offer two reduction methods, trapping and poisoning. Trapping is effective and the most preferred method when only a few mice are present. Many customers like traps more because it does not include the use of hazardous poisons. Also, trapping allows for evidence that the mice have been killed and allows disposal of the mouse. Poison baits, or rodenticides, are used kill the rodents. The active ingredients in baits are used at very low levels, so most of the baits cause death only after they are eaten for a several days. Depending on the number of mice infesting the area, this may take up to 3 weeks. Look for tips on Our Blog

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