A Mouse in the House Is Never Alone

There is no such thing as one mouse — at least not for long! Mice are prolific breeders. Mice reach maturity in just 35 days. Pregnancies last 20 days with litters averaging six pups. Since female mice can have about eight litters each year, a single mouse can increase the local rodent population by nearly 50 mice per year! It doesn’t take a math wiz to see how a couple of mice can quickly explode into a major rodent infestation.

When all its needs are met, a mouse may spend its entire life within 10 feet of its nest which means that all those mice are going to keep crowding into your home or garage. Since a single mouse drops about 70 fecal pellets a day, it doesn’t take long for these pests to make themselves known. Rodent infestations are often discovered when Ocean County, NJ homeowners notice scatterings of rice grain size black pellets on counters or shelves. Holes gnawed through bags of birdseed or pet food are another sign of rodent presence.

Mice spread salmonella and other diseases harmful to humans. They also carry disease-bearing fleas, mites, internal parasites and ticks, exposing your family to these dangerous health threats if they invade your Monmouth County home.

To the following steps to help prevent mice from invading your home:

• Keep foundation walls clear of debris and leaves.

• Trim shrubbery away from windows and doors.

• Seal holes and cracks, particularly where pipes or wires enter your home.

• Store firewood away from your house.

• Install thick weather stripping at the bottoms of garage and entry doors.

• Store pet food and bird seed in mouse-proof containers.

At the first sign of mice, call the experienced rodent exterminators NJ at Allison Pest Control.



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