Latin Name: Mus musculus
Size: Up to 20 cm (8 in)
Life Expectancy: Less than 1 year usually
Problems: Various Disease Carriers, damage to property
Behaviour, Diet and Habits:
Primarily nocturnal animals, mice compensate for their poor eyesight with a keen sense of hearing, and rely especially on their sense of smell to locate food and avoid predators. Mice are good jumpers, climbers, and swimmers, and are generally considered to be thigmotactic, i.e. usually attempts to maintain contact with vertical surfaces. The mouse is a true omnivore and will consume almost anything, but cereals form a substantial part of its diet.
Signs of Mouse Infestations:
Places to look for mouse infestations are around pipes, behind walls and near garbage cans. Small holes and chew marks in and around walls, mouse droppings around garbage and food items and scurrying noises at night.
Minimizing Mouse Infestation:
Methods should be implemented immediately in order to maintain a rodent-free dwelling. Due to their reproductive cycle, Rodents can multiply quickly and become a serious health risk in a short amount of time. Due to the potential severe health risks, we recommend calling us as soon as possible to minimize the risk and to stop a rat infestation.
Food sources should be kept away from rodents. Garbage and small crumbs attract rodents as do most foods found in the kitchen. Foods should be stored in glass or metal containers if possible. Also cardboard and packing materials can attractive rodents as they are used for nests.
Call Us Today to Book an Appointment:
Kingston: (613) 449-4376
Brockville: (613) 246-3447