Bullet Mice

The house mouse is remarkably well adapted for living year-round in homes, food establishments and other structures. Once mice become established inside a home, they can be extremely difficult to control.

Reasons To Control Mice

Although most people consider mice less objectionable than rats, mice are more common and cause significantly more damage. Mice are prolific breeders, producing 6-10 litters continuously throughout the year.

 

Food, clothing, furniture, books and many other household items are contaminated by their droppings and urine, or damaged by their gnawing. House mice gnaw through electrical wiring, causing fires and failure of freezers, clothes dryers and other appliances. Mice also can transmit diseases, most notably salmonellas (bacterial food poisoning) when food is contaminated with infected rodent feces.

Mouse Behavior

Mice are nocturnal creatures. The most obvious indicators of their presence are droppings (1/8 - 1/2-inches long, dark and pointed at both ends), sounds of them running, gnawing or squeaking, sightings of nesting material.

Mice forage only short distances from their nest -- usually not more than 10-25 feet. When food and shelter are adequate, their foraging range may be only a few feet. Mice have very poor eyesight and prefer to travel adjacent to walls and other edges. Mice are very curious and will investigate each new object placed in their foraging territory. Mice feed on a wide variety of foods but prefer seeds and cereal grains. They also are fond of foods high in fat and protein such as nuts, bacon, butter and sweets. Mice are "nibblers" and may make 20-30 visits to different food sites each night.

Borite Termite & Pest Treatments

Borite Termite & Pest Treatments is equipped to handle any rodent problem that may occur in and around your home. Part of our job is to educate you, our customer of conditions conducive to rodent infestations including those areas that could allow potential harborage, breeding or feeding sights. Research shows that by eliminating or reducing environmental conditions that are conducive to pest activity you can strongly reduce or eliminate rodent infestations. This checklist is designed to provide the information necessary to assist you in your efforts to keep your home rodent free after our initial service.

In addition to our service, you can help with the following conditions.

 

 

 

1)

Remove stored items in close proximity to the structure.

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Repair exterior plumbing leaks

2)

Cut grass and/or weeds along the foundation.

9)

Caulk or seal around plumbing penetrations.

3)

Install hardware cloth over foundation vents.

10)

Move stored boxes 6” from walls.

4)

Install hardware cloth over roof vents.

11)

Install weather striping along bottom of doors.

5)

Install hardware cloth over marked openings.

12)

Remove pet food and water dishes when not used.

6)

Remove accumulated grocery bags & newspapers.

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Store pet food in sealed containers.

7)

Repair interior plumbing leaks.

14)

Keep trash in sealed containers.