Category: Mice

Rodent Tip Tuesday | How to Get Rid of Mice

Use our tips for using mouse traps to get rid of the mice. If the traps alone don’t work, try baiting stations. Experiment with natural methods like peppermint oil or kitty litter. Use strong smells to deter rodents and erase the trails they leave behind. Secure your outdoor... more
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Rodent Tip Tuesday | Using Strong Odors to Deter Mice

Natural methods to prevent house mice include the use of deterrents like strong smells that drive the mice away. When a house mouse finds a new place to live (such as your kitchen or basement) they will leave a pheromone trail behind so the rest of the rodent family can find their way into your... more
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Physical Characteristics of Rats and Mice

There are over 70 species of mice and rats widely distributed across North America. The house mouse (Mus musculus), Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus) and roof rat (Rattus rattus) species are in the Muridae family, which is the largest family of rodents and mammals in the world. House mouse:... more
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Rodents in the US that Carry Hantavirus

The Deer Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus) is a deceptively cute animal, with big eyes and ears. Its head and body measure approximately 2-3 inches (5cm – 7.5cm) in length, and the tail adds another 2 – 3 inches. In color, the deer mouse ranges from grey to reddish brown, depending on age. The... more
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Mice Movement

Mice can stand up on their hind legs when supported by their tails. They do this to eat, fight or figure out where they are. Mice are excellent jumpers, swimmers, and climbers. They can even climb up rough, vertical surfaces. They can jump 13 inches high and run along wires, cables, and ropes.... more
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Rodent Tip Tuesday | Mice Facts

The house mouse is considered one of the top 100 world's worst invaders. Mice are afraid of rats because rats will kill and eat mice. Rat odor can be a strong deterrent to mice and affect their behavior. Mice have a musky odor. Mice are color blind, but their other senses, hearing,... more
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Mouse vs. Rat Behavior

One of the most important differences in behavior between mice and rats is that mice are curious and rats are cautious. Cautious rats: Rats are very careful and will choose to avoid new things in their path until they have had time to get used to them being there. Because of this, you need to... more
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Mice Habitat and Breeding | Rodent Tip Tuesday

Mice prefer to eat cereal grains and plants, but they will feed on almost anything. A mouse will build its nest in a hidden area near a food source. It will use just about any soft material or finely shredded paper to build its nest. In one year, one female mouse can breed up to 10 litters... more
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Firewood Pests

A wood-burning stove or fireplace can bring a great deal of warmth, comfort, and pleasing aesthetics into a home. However, the firewood that is brought into the home for that fire can also bring with it a number of household pests. Rodent Control - The best method of rodent control is... more
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Home range of deer mice

The home range of deer mice can vary from about 0.5 to 3 acres (0.2 to 1.2 hectares), but this varies with habitat quality and also over time, because the abundance of these rodents can be somewhat irruptive if food supply is unusually large. Within any year, deer mice are generally most... more
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