The Common House Mouse
Don’t Let Them Move In!
The house mouse, Mus musculus, is a mammal in the order of rodents also known as Rodentia. The category of Rodentia is a group of small mammals that have large incisors, the top and bottom two front teeth, that always grow their entire life. The house mouse will find small sticks and twigs to chew and file their incisors down. If they do not chew and file their teeth, the teeth grow too large, and they cannot adequately eat, leading to starvation. When in your homes, any house mouse will chew as they do naturally, but on all parts inside, even electrical wiring!
They chew on your property, eat your food, and contaminate the air you breathe.
Do not risk your family’s health with a mouse in the house.
Habits and Habitats
Holes in the ground, about half a foot down, are a significant indication that a house mouse is close. Mice dig naturally to burrow, so when they come inside, they make a big mess. Also great at swimming, house mice can travel through pipes leading from one part of the house to the other.
A house mouse will live peacefully around the exterior of your home with enough food, shelter, water, and plenty of sticks to chew. Outside, they enjoy feeding on insects, seeds, and garden vegetation. Other than a few holes, they leave little to no signs that they are there outdoors until they come into your home.
Entry holes into your interior only need to be the size of a dime for mice to come in. Most often, you can find house mice in areas where there is not much human activity, like attics and garages. They are said to enjoy being close to humans, but they simply want to stay close enough to invade your food sources. They will always have wild animal tendencies but can become tame and docile once they nest for years in your attic, garage, and livable spaces.
Do-It-Yourself Mouse Control
Beware of do-it-yourself house mouse pest control. Remember, setting up traps means taking care of the trap afterward too. The cleanup of dead rodents is unhealthy and can be extremely harmful. Also, If you have pets and they ingest a poisoned dead mouse, it can be fatal for cats and dogs. MasterGuard Pest Control Inc. will place and ensure the safe removal of all rodents and traps during your infestation.