House mice are light gray to brown in color. They have small beady black eyes and large ears. They can live and thrive in many different climate conditions. They are four to seven inches in size as adults with slim tails that are two to four inches long. They can cause physical damage to properties, commercial businesses, and home structures by gnawing and chewing through paper and wood materials as well as wire and wire conductors. House mice can transmit ill-causing pathogens which cause disease and food contamination to a variety of foods consumed by farm animals, pets, and humans.
Sanitation is very important in small pest and house mouse prevention. It is best to store dry foods in a container that is made of glass or plastic. Place any other food in the proper storage location such as a pantry, bread box, vegetable or fruit box, refrigerator, or freezer. Do not leave any food or leftover food crumbs on the counter. Keep the kitchen clean, neat, and tidy. Put away all dirty dishes at the end of each meal and take out any trash at the end of the day.
There are other common methods to remove mice from unwanted properties such as traps, electrocution traps, glue boards, and bait traps. What are the best baits for mouse snap traps? Anticoagulants such as Chlorophacinone, Diphacinone, and Warfarin cause the small rodent’s blood to thin, damages blood capillaries, and result in internal bleeding which causes a slow death. It is important to follow the directions carefully and use any rodenticide baits with caution. Keep these away from house pets and children. It is important to check the bait traps daily to avoid any unwanted smells and remove and dispose of all baits when all unwanted mice have been controlled and eliminated.