Question: Are mice a health threat for my family?
Answer: Yes, mice can damage / destroy materials by gnawing and contaminating stored food products, transmitting diseases as carriers or vectors. Some examples of diseases that can be spread by rodents are Salmonellosis (acute food poisoning), Rickettsia pox Hantavirus (via droppings), tapeworm, and infectious jaundice.
Question: How can I tell if house mice are in my home?
Answer: The easiest way to determine if mice are in your home is the presence of fecal material (droppings). Mouse droppings are commonly black in color and resemble grains of rice. A mouse can drop approx. 50 fecal droppings per day.
Question: Where are house mice found in the U.S.?
Answer: They have worldwide distribution and they are found throughout the U.S.
Question: How can they enter my home?
Answer: Mice can enter through very small openings (1/4 inch or larger). They can enter around garage doors, pipe conduits entering or leaving walls and basement windows that do not seal correctly.
Question: If I do have mice in my house, how fast can they multiply?
Answer: The house mouse is a prolific breeder, they reach sexual maturity in 35 days. The average litter size is 6 young, with about 8 litters per year. The average lifespan is normally less than 1 year, but mice have been known to live as long as 6 years.
Question: How do I get rid of these pests and assure myself that I did everything possible to keep new mice from entering my home again?
Answer: Of course you can try to catch them yourself. But your best bet is to contact a professional pest control company, like Arrow. We offer a large selection of rodent removal and rodent prevention programs.