Tag: mice

Rodent Tip Tuesday | Mice have small living areas

Most mice will keep to a relatively small living area. Mice will only travel about 25 feet from their home to reach their food source. In times of scarce food, they may travel further, but it is not as common.  If you see droppings in separate areas more than 30 feet apart you very likely have... more
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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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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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If you see one mouse, does that mean there’s more?

Sorry to break the news: If you see one mouse, you almost definitely have more than one. They're looking for the same things that humans are looking for in the winter — food, water, and shelter. They've gotten so good at living with humans. When you get one, others will find their way in.... more
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How to Get Rid of Mice

Fall and winter are prime time for rodents trying to make their way into warm, cozy homes, but it's never too early to start mouse-proofing, according to Cindy Mannes, a spokeswoman for the National Pest Management Association. Not only can they chew through walls and boxes in your pantry,... more
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Identify and Prevent Rodent Infestations

Rodent droppings around food packages, in drawers or cupboards, and under the sink. Nesting material such as shredded paper, fabric, or dried plant matter. Signs of chewing on food packaging. Holes chewed through walls and floors that create entry points into the home. Stale smells... more
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About Rats and Mice

There are many species of rodents, including squirrels, chipmunks, beavers, prairie dogs, rats and mice. Rodents native to the United States play an important role in the health of grasslands and forest, and are a major source of food for many predators and scavengers, including hawks, fox,... more
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Distinguishing characteristics of Deer Mice

Deer mice have large protruding black eyes; large, scantily furred ears; and long, coarse whiskers. Most adult deer mice vary in color from grayish-brown to reddish-brown. Deer mice utter high-pitched squeaks, trills and chatters. Sometimes they emit a shrill buzz that lasts from five to 10 seconds... more
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Mouse Prevention | Bug Tip Tuesday

That patter of little footsteps may be mice. Mice like to stay warm and dry, just like you. So as cool and wet weather rolls in, mice invite themselves into your home, chewing through electrical wires and making nests in your attic insulation. And since the gestation period for mice is about 20... more
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