House Mouse

An adult mouse is about 5 to 7 inches long, including the 3- to 4-inch tail.Mouse nests are made from fine shredded paper or other fibrous material, usually in sheltered locations. House mice have a characteristic musky odor that identifies their presence. Mice are active mostly at night, but they can be seen occasionally during daylight hours.

House mice are highly invasive and adaptable to a wide range of habitats. They can be found primarily near humans, making use of cultivated and old croplands during warm months, and seeking refuge in barns, houses, outbuidings,and granaries in the winter months.

Life Cycle: House mice breed year round. Outdoors, house mice may tend toward seasonal breeding, peaking in the spring and fall. Environmental conditions, such as the availability and quality of foo. can influence frequency of pregnancies, litter sizes, and survival. Under ideal conditions, females may produce as many as ten litters (about 50 young) in a year.

Disease: “Barbering” is common vice among mice, particularly among adult breeding mice. “Barbering” is common vice among mice, particularly among adult breeding mice.Nasal and ocular discharge and dyspnea are generally due to disease, including lymphocytic choriomeningitis.Trauma and disease can cause a variety of signs from head tilt to seizures to paralysis.

Control: Sealing around pipes, vents and utility cables with concrete. Edges of doors and windows should be fitted with metal to prevent entry by gnawing. Plastic or light weight metal screening is unsuitable for plugging holes.

Trapping: Trapping are effective for controlling small numbers of mice but are ineffective and time consuming with larger populations. Baits have also been effective control but because of their use of rodentcides pose a threat to pets and small children. On e of the major rodentcides in use is Warfarin, which is an anticoagulant that prevents clotting in mammals. While the bait requires multiple dosing for death to occur, it can cause death in pets, livestock or desirable wild life if not carefully monitored UC Pest Management Guidelines.

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