Mice Problems & Control
The mouse can enter in the house/building much easily than rat. Mice can jump up to one foot and they run to flat surfaces and wire cables. Mostly mice enter in homes in autumn when outside temperature is getting cold, females may have 5 to 10 litters of about 5-6 young. They need 19-21 days after conception and they reach reproductive maturity in about 6 to 10 weeks. Usually the mouse life span is 9 to 12 months.
Exclusion and sanitation are prevention measures. Shelter and food sources must be limited wherever possible. Trapping and baiting is always necessary when mice infestation already exists. When trapping/baiting programme, keep eyes on the dead mice they may cause a sanitation or odour problem. Trapping is the best approach and after removing mice in time to avoid the problem. It is always better to call a professional because all the rodenticides are toxic to humans, pest and wildlife, take special precautions to access the baits by no target animals and children. Around any small area mice can survive with limited food and shelter. Controlling them is challenging especially in old homes/buildings. Try to clean the places properly. Food and other stuff which attract them to live around and make nests in the area. Exclusion in the most permanent and successful form of house mouse control. They enter in ¼ spaces in homes/buildings. Seal all the cracks in the building and around the vents and water pipes behind the stove and utility cables with steel, wood, mash and concrete. Gaps under the doors, windows and vents must be closed properly with plastic screening, rubbers, venial, wood or foam. These are a few things that may eliminate your with mice problems.