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mice

Description

mice

Pest Stats

Color

Light brown to black and gray a cream belly

Legs

4

Shape

Round

Size

2 1/2 – 3 3/4″ long

Antennae

No

Region

Found throughout U.S.

Habits

Mice prefer to eat seeds, nuts, and insects, but will eat many kinds of food including fruit, invertebrates, fungi, and green vegetation. They have very poor eyesight but are excellent climbers and can jump up to a foot high. Females can reproduce as early as 6 weeks of age and produce a litter of 3-6 young up to 6 times per year.

Habitat

Mice are found in all types of habitats. They are nocturnal and spend their days in their nests. They prefer to nest in dark secluded areas and often build nests out of packing materials, wall insulation, paper products, fabrics, or cotton, Mice can live in structures or outdoors.

Threats

Mice can contaminate food, spread disease, cause allergies, and bring fleas, mites, ticks and lice into your home. Micro droplets of mouse urine can cause allergies in children. They can also cause structural damage with gnawing.

Mice Prevention

If you suspect a mice infestation, it is important to hire a professional to rid your home of mice as soon as possible. The most effective way to get rid of mice call A-1 Bonded Termite, Inc. for a free inspection*. Your inspector will make recommendations to eliminate the infestation and make suggestions on how to correct conditions that may be conducive to re-infestations.

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