Mice are very industrious and persistent creatures. They can enter a structure through an opening the size of a dime, and are avid climbers. They can give birth every three weeks to a litter of 6 to 12. They feed on many foodstuffs and seek variety in their diet.
Wild field mice will eat berries, fruit, insects (like grasshoppers and moths), invertebrates, and even carrion (road kill).
Being extremely curious, they will readily explore or investigate new objects in their territory.
(QUITE the opposite of rats, which are VERY cautious, tending to avoid new objects….like traps.)
Thus, traps are highly effective in mouse control. (Curiosity kills more than just cats.)
As with any rodent infestation, sealing exterior entry points, if possible, is the first step in control.
Removing clutter from around outside walls or foundation, including trimming shrubs away from outside walls, is helpful.
Traps (either live traps or snap traps) can be used short term.
Bait stations (pictures below) outside can keep wild populations in check and reduce risk of invasion. ESPECIALLY if exterior entry holes cannot be sealed.
If you think you may have rodents, the first step is to have an inspection so we can determine which rodent we are dealing with. During our detailed inspection, we also look for any entry points (gaps or holes) on your property to seal.
Tip: If you see small brown droppings near the outside of your home, in the garage, or other areas, and think it may be a rodent, the main difference is lizard droppings have white and rodent droppings do not.
Measurements include tail
OUR RODENT BAIT STATIONS
As you can see, we try to place the stations where rodents are attracted to them, but where they blend in with the home (behind a garbage can, back walls, etc.)