Are Mice Getting You Down?

The mouse is considered one of the most troublesome furry pests in the United States.  They are very resilient pests and can live and thrive under a variety of conditions.  Mice can be found in homes, businesses and farms.

Mice are not afraid to live among humans and crave the food, water, and shelter that we provide them.  Although they prefer to eat grains, they will eat any type of food that crosses their path.  Their sharp teeth allow them to easily tear into many types of human or pet packaged food sources.  Once they gain entry into food sources, their feces and urine cause contamination as their excrement contains bacterium that causes food poisoning.

Mice constantly gnaw on surfaces to grind down their always growing incisors.  It is not uncommon for mice to gnaw through electrical wires which could cause a fire.  Their gnawing can also cause damage to structures and personal property.

A mouse has a good sense of hearing, smell, touch and taste.  Unlike a rat, they are not afraid of venturing into unknown spaces in homes and businesses.  Mice are very adept at climbing and have no trouble running up a vertical surface.  They can jump up about 13 inches from the floor to a flat surface, and can squeeze into cracks as small as a pencil diameter, so virtually no space is off limits to these pests.

Mice are prolific breeders.  One female can produce up to 10 litters of babies in her 9 to 12 months of life.  You can expect that each littler will have about 5 or 6 young, so it’s easy to see why just one mouse can cause a serious infestation problem in a short period of time.

If you have a mice infestation problem at your New Jersey home or business, contact Allison Pest Control today.  Our operators are trained in rodent trapping, rodent monitoring, and rodent exclusion services.  Give us a call today.