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House Mice

HOUSE MICE

Unlike the larger rat, mice are “nibblers”. They make small holes or do other damage in many places rather than a lot of damage at one place. The mouse has a keen sense of touch, smell, and hearing. It can run, jump, and swim very well, but it cannot climb as well as a rat.
 
Methods of Control:
 
(1)   Pest Inspection
(2)   Good Sanitization
(3)   Trapping
(4)   Exclusion
 
RATONES DE CASA

DESEMEJANTE DE LA RATA MAS GRANDE, LOS RATONES SON "RECORTADORAS DE CHAPAS". HACEN LOS AGUJEROS PEQUEÑOS O HACEN DAÑO EN MUCHOS LUGARES MAS BIEN QUE MUCHO DANO EN UN LUGAR. El RATÓN TIENE UN SENTIDO AFILADO DE TACTO, DEL OLOR, Y DEL AUDIENCIA. PUEDE CORRER, SALTAR Y NADAR MUY BIEN, PERO NO PUEDE TREPAR TAN BIEN COMO UNA RATA.
 
METODOS DE CONTROL:
 
(1) INSPECTION DE PARASITO
(2) BUEN SANAEMIENTO
(3) ENTRAMPAR
(4) EXCLUSION

Types of Mice
    House Mouse
    Field Mice

House Mouse:
    Large ears and small black eyes
    Weigh about ½ ounce
    Light brownish to gray in color
    Adults are about 5-7 inches long, including the 3-4 inch tail
    Dropping, fresh gnaw marks, and tracks indicate areas where mice are active
    Nest are made from fine shredded paper or fibrous material, usually sheltered locations
    Musky odor
    Active mostly at night

Field Mice:
    Weighs about 0.82 oz
    Head and body length 60-150mm
    Tail length 70-145mm
    Grayish brown or pale sand color
    Large ears and eyes
    Has a highly developed sense of smell

Reproduction:
    Breeding onset is at about 50 days of age in males and females
    Average gestation is about 20 days
    Average litter size is 10-12
    The young, called “Pups”
    Weigh 0.5-1.5g
    Are hairless
    Have closed eyes and ears
    Are weaned at 3 weeks of age

Harborage:
    Can survive in very small areas with limited amounts of food and shelter
    Poor sanitation is sure to attract mice in greater numbers

Prevention Tips/ Treatment methods:
    Sanitation and population reduction
    Exclusion
    Seal all gaps, holes, openings larger than ¼ inch
    Steel Wool
    Doors, windows, and screens should fit tightly
    Trapping and Baiting