Often found in urban areas throughout North America the house mouse has adapted very well to living with humans. It is a small rodent with large ears, small eyes and is usually light brown to dark grey with a lighter colour on its belly. Mice are nocturnal so most of their activity happens at night. They have poor sight but they are very inquisitive with an excellent sense of hearing, touch, smell, and taste. It’s best to tackle an infestations right away, as mice are prolific breeders.
Please do not remove any rodent droppings before the technician has arrived at your premises. If rodent droppings are discovered in a cupboard or shelf, remove contents so the technician has better access to areas he/she will treat. The technician will do a thorough inspection both on the interior and the exterior of the premises. The technician will make recommendations if signs of entry points are uncovered. A program of tamper resistant baited stations, mechanical traps or glue boards may be used depending on the situation.
- All food and water should be stored in tight fitting lids this includes garbage containers
- Bird feeders should be cleaned very regularly
- Seal any holes around doors, windows and roofs
- Eliminate potential harborage sites nest the house such as firewood, discarded furniture, and any equipment which is not in use