Appearance: Small and slender, 3 to 4 inches long, with large ears, small eyes and
pointed nose. Light brown or light gray. Droppings are rod-shaped.
Habitat: Mice live everywhere outside, and are found more often indoors than rats
because they are smaller and more able to fit through small openings. Mice can fit
through a crack or hole 1/4 of an inch or larger—about the width of a pencil. Their
territory generally ranges 10 to 30 feet from their nest. They are curious but wary.
They are also excellent climbers, making rodent control difficult. They can enter
your home through holes in soffit vents, around cables entering the building, and
through turbines and box vents on the roof.
Diet: Omnivorous, but prefers seeds and cereal grains.
Rodentcontrol: Effective rodent control involves sealing as many holes and cracks
as possible in the outside of your home. Keep firewood stored as far from the home
as possible and store it off the ground. Remove piles of debris, stones, bricks and
leaves near your home’s foundation. Stuff large holes or cracks in your foundation
with steel wool or wire mesh before sealing with caulk or foam—otherwise mice could
chew through. And since mice can slip under many garage doors, don’t forget to tightly
seal the door from the garage to the house.
To locate existing nests and eliminate
mice already in your home, professional rodent control materials such as baits and
traps are usually needed.
WTC Pest Control
Pest Control works in the Leek, Cheadle Stoke on Trent, Biddulph, Stafford, Sandbach, Stone, Eccleshall, Newcastle Under Lyme, Uttoxeter, Macclesfield, Congleton areas.