Mice are small rodents that have a pointy snout and small rounded ears. Their tail is as long as their body. Known for invading homes for food and shelter. Most common is the field mouse. These are different than domestic mice sold as pets that are usually much larger in size. White mice are commonly used in research.
House mice usually run, walk, or stand on all fours, but when eating, fighting, or orienting themselves, they rear up on their hind legs with additional support from the tail. Mice are good jumpers, climbers, and swimmers.
Mice have bad eyesight and rely more on smell and hearing. They do most of their activities at night. Unfortunately, mice can also damage crops and structures while also spreading diseases with their feces and parasites.
The average gestation period is about 20 days. Females can have up to 10 or 12 babies in a litter. Young mice are hairless and weaned in about 3 weeks.
In the home you will find evidence of mice infestation by small holes in wood where bite and claw scratches can be seen. Once mice get into the house they are difficult to get rid of. Mice more commonly live within the walls and can be found in storage boxes in attics or basements.
Many home owners try to manage their mouse problem on their own, but often set traps improperly making them less effective. It is best to go with the knowledge and experience you find with Hart’s Extermination.