Tag: mice

Mice Threats

House mice can pose serious health threats. House mice can carry diseases and contaminate stored food that they eat in the home. House mice have been implicated in the spread of salmonella through their feces. Humans can become ill by consuming salmonella contaminated food. Symptoms of... more
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Recognizing Mouse Infestations

Droppings, fresh gnawing and tracks indicate areas where mice are active. Mouse nests, made from fine shredded paper or other fibrous material, are often found in sheltered locations. House mice have a characteristic musky odor that identifies their presence. Mice are occasionally seen during... more
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House Mouse Facts

House mice are gray or brown rodents with relatively large ears and small eyes. An adult weighs about 1/2 ounce and is about 5 1/2 to 7 1/2 inches long, including the 3 to 4 inch tail. Although house mice usually feed on cereal grains, they will eat many kinds of food. They eat often, nibbling... more
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Rodent cleaning for storage areas

When cleaning attics, basements, crawlspaces and other storage areas: Wear rubber, latex, or vinyl gloves when cleaning up urine, droppings, or nesting materials. Note that a dust mask may provide some protection against dust, molds, and insulation fibers, but does not protect against... more
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Vehicles with Rodent Infestations

Rodents, including squirrels, mice, and rats, may construct their nests in cars, trucks, campers, and other vehicles, especially if such vehicles are used infrequently. Rodent nesting materials can be found in many areas of a vehicle: the engine compartment, including in engine compartment... more
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Rodent Preparation Cleanup

Attics, Basements, Crawlspaces, and Other Storage Areas Before cleaning attics, basements, crawlspaces and other storage areas, it is necessary to completely remove the existing rodent infestation by trapping. When there is no evidence of infestation, wait about 5 days before beginning to clean... more
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Eliminate Conditions That Attract Rodents

During rodent-related service calls and inspections, environmental health practitioners should advise residents and business owners to eliminate conditions that may attract and support rodent presence. Preventive actions include sealing up access into homes and businesses, removing debris and heavy... more
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Rodents Search for New Sources of Food

Jurisdictions have closed or limited service at restaurants and other commercial establishments to help limit the spread of COVID-19. Rodents rely on the food and waste generated by these establishments. Community-wide closures have led to a decrease in food available to rodents, especially in... more
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Walls are a great hiding place for mice

Mice are excellent climbers and explorers.  Finding their way through the bones of houses like through mazes in a laboratory.  It is part of their nature to explore while searching for food, creating nests and communities inside our houses.   Mice can easily climb inside walls and get into... more
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Prevent roaches, mice, and rats by following these simple tips

Pest –Proof  Your Food Store all boxed or loose food in containers that seal tight – plastic, glass or coffee cans with lids. Store as much food in your refrigerator as you can, especially foods you keep for a long time, such as flours, rice and nuts. To store large bags of pet... more
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