Mice Pest Control
Ah mice! These little invaders are one of New England’s perennial favorites. They can enter through the smallest opening and once inside no cabinet is safe. They are able to live varied environments and as such, are fruitful and capable of multiplying exponentially. At this time in history, after man, they are the most numerous mammal on earth. So, if you battle the fall evasion each year, take some comfort in knowing that you are not alone. Should you find yourself in need of help this year, consider giving Graduate a call and we’ll offer some helpful hints and perhaps a service.
House mice have an adult body length (nose to base of tail) of 7.5–10 cm (3.0–3.9 in) and a tail length of 5–10 cm (2.0–3.9 in). The weight is typically 10–25 g (0.4–0.9 oz.) They vary in color from white to grey and light brown to black. They have short hair and a light belly. The ears and tail have little hair.
The normal gait is a run with a stride of about 4.5 cm (1.8 in), though they can jump vertically up to 45 cm (18 in). The voice is a high-pitched squeak. House mice thrive under a variety of conditions: they are found in and around homes and commercial structures as well as in open fields and agricultural lands.
House mice can breed throughout the year and can share nests. House mice live in structures, but they can live outdoors. Multiple Bacteria/Pathogens – Allergic reactions in children.
To keep mice and other rodents out, make sure all holes of larger diameter than a pencil are sealed. Mice can squeeze through spaces as small as a nickel. Seal any cracks and voids. Don’t overlook proper drainage at the foundation and always install gutters or diverts which will channel water away from the building.
Treatment and Customer Preparation
Graduate will inspect the interior and exterior of your home for evidence of mice activity and their possible entry points. We’ll make recommendations for corrective actions and treat your home to abate your mice infestation. Graduate’s service relies on proper placement of rodenticide baits and traps. The combination of properly placed baits and traps will eliminate the interior nesting of mice and minimize the chance of odor problems from mice dying in the walls.
No preparation is necessary for a mice treatment. Please give our office a call if you’d like to schedule a service.