Online Pest Library>>>
Pest Details: Mice
look for a steady source of food supply. They, as well as parasites
which live on them, contaminate food with droppings, urine and hair.
Able to squeeze through incredibly small openings, these tiny
animals - often weighing less than an ounce - can enter a house
through basement windows, small holes in the foundation, vents in
the basement or attic, and gaps in weather-stripping. Blocking or
screening these openings and using a mousetrap with tasty morsels of
peanut butter, bacon, gumdrops or cookies usually is sufficient to
rid a house of them.
Mice are second only to
people as the most prolific mammals in most areas. However, house mice are
considered dangerous and destructive pests. Infestations should be handled
swiftly and are most efficiently eradicated through professional
Mice are pests that are
capable of causing massive losses in commercial farming enterprises, as
food that has come into contact with mice is rendered unfit for
consumption. Humans that consume mouse contaminated food may contract a
number of mouse-borne diseases.
environments, food contamination may be less obvious and foods may be
consumed unknowingly. The mouse’s constant chewing also causes damage to
electrical wires, clothing, books and furniture.
Infestations of mice are
easily identified by the presence of mouse droppings within a building.
These dark, tiny feces are particularly dangerous and should not be
handled without the use of gloves and a protective face mask. Mouse nests
can be located within homes and infestations become obvious when holes
appear in walls and floorboards. In the event of a mouse infestation,
contact an Advanced Pest Control professional to discuss extermination