One of the most common rodents here in the United States and in much of the world is the house mouse. If you have one, you can bet there are more. These rodents breed quickly; a pair of mice can quickly turn into a full-blown infestation. While these mice can survive outdoors, they prefer to live in structures.
What do house mice look like?
House mice are light grey or light brown with small eyes, large ears and long tails. They can range in size from 2 1/2” long to 3 3/4”.
Quick house mouse facts
Partially depend on humans for their survival
Contaminate food sources with feces and urine
Damage insulation, drywall, wires, and other building materials as well as personal belongings
Have incisors that constantly grow which is why they're always chewing on things
House mice habits and behaviors
These mice tend to be active mostly at night but will come out during the day to search for food.
House mice will eat any kind of food but they prefer seeds, cereal grains and insects.
While they can climb really well, they can also jump almost a foot vertically!
Are house mice dangerous?
House mice can bring diseases, ticks and parasites into your home. They can also contaminate food and surfaces with their feces and urine. Droplets of mouse urine can cause an allergic reaction in children. House mice can also chew through electrical wiring causing a fire hazard.
Does Aiken get rid of house mice?
Yes we do! When it comes to getting rid of mice, you may think it’s something you can take care of on your own, but it is a job better left to the professionals! These pests can reproduce and multiply before you even realize they’re there! Eliminating a few mice here and there on your own will not resolve the overall mouse issue in your home. Besides being difficult to eradicate by yourself, these pests also pose some serious health risks to humans. This is where the experts at Aiken know exactly how to proceed! Our technicians are trained individuals who have the experience, knowledge and appropriate equipment to handle these pests. Contact us today to learn more about our home pest control program and how we can keep your property free of house mice as well as other rodents! We also offer commercial pest control programs that will address mouse and rat infestations.