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paperclip small gray house mouse

Quick Identification

>Color: Light brown to black

>Legs: 4

>Shape: Round

>Size: 2"

>Antennae: No

>Flight: No

Mice

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Mus musculus

Overview Of House Mice In PA

The house mouse is the most common rodent pest in most parts of the world. It can breed rapidly and adapt quickly to changing conditions.

Habits Of House Mice

House mice breed throughout the year and can share nests. House mice live in structures as well as outdoors.

Threats Posed By House Mice 

Micro droplets of mouse urine can cause allergies in children. Mice can also bring fleas, mites, ticks and lice into your home. Signs of infestations can be gnaw marks, droppings, tracks/footprints, “rub marks,” burrows, runways, and damaged goods.

House Mice Prevention In PA

To keep mice and other rodents out, make sure all holes of larger diameter than a pencil are sealed. Mice can flatten themselves out and squeeze through spaces as small as a nickel. Seal any cracks and voids. Don’t overlook proper drainage at the foundation and always install gutters or diverts which will channel water away from the building. Witt technicians are highly skilled and trained to seek out and eliminate the sources or potential sources of house mouse activity by inspecting the exterior grounds for rodent burrows, identifying any access points and perform any necessary exclusion work, strategically position monitoring and bait stations, all contributing to optimum protection.

Pittsburgh House Mice Control

For effective house mice control, a highly skilled pest management professional should be enlisted to evaluate the problem activity in order to generate a solution that suits your particular needs. For house mice control you can trust, our Pittsburgh pest control pros use a variety of treatment options including:

  • Surveillance

  • Baiting program

  • Exclusion

Do Mouse Traps Really Work?

When it comes to mouse traps there is a lot of room for error.  Positioning of traps is important.  If you place traps in the middle of the room, you're probably not going to catch mice.  That's because mice travel to close to walls so they won't go near traps set out in the open room.  If you set mouse traps in areas where mice are nesting or foraging for food, you should see results.  But don't expect this to resolve your mouse problem.  If you don't figure out how mice are getting inside and fix the problem, then you will continue to see mice in the house.  Professional mouse control is the ideal solution.  

To learn more about residential mouse control in Pittsburgh, Bridgeville, or Coraopolis, please contact us today! Witt also offers Pittsburgh’s best commercial rodent control.

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