House Mice Facts
- House mice are 4½ – 6 inches in length and vary in color from light gray to dark brown.
- House mice are among the most prevalent rodent species.
- They can transmit Salmonella and 200 other pathogens to humans.
House Mice Infestation
Because house mice find quiet, undisturbed places to nest in the winter, such as your attic or inside your walls, they can go unnoticed for a while. In addition to an actual mouse sighting in your home, tell-tale signs of mice in your home include:
- Scurrying, gnawing and scratching noises in your walls and attic at night.
- Droppings near food areas.
- Chewed or gnawed dried food cartons, bags and boxes.
- Gnawed wiring and structural components.
At the first indication of mice or any other rodent activity in your home, your first line of defense should involve contacting a reputable, reliable pest control company, such as Truly Nolen. Because house mice reproduce at the alarmingly rapid rate of three dozen per month with young mice reaching breeding age in about the same time, contact your local Truly Nolen location immediately before a few mice turn into an all-out infestation.
Because mice transmit Salmonella and 200 other human pathogens and will bite when threatened, contacting a certified pest control professional will ensure your family and pets are safe from house mice and other possible rodent threats. As Truly Nolen realizes all homes are unique, we utilize our innovative Integrated Pest Management (IPM) system, to addresses each home with a treatment plan designed for your home and family’s individual needs.