House Mouse (Mus musculus) Identification


The common house mouse (Mus musculus) is the most common—and significantly destructive—of rodent infestations in both residential and commercial buildings. They are more commonly found in residential locations, such as homes, farms, and multi-family dwellings. Commercial areas that are prone to infestations include food processing or storage facilities and restaurants.

These small creatures can make a huge impact on your family’s health, property and personal belongings. Commercial buildings and businesses must worry about property destruction and, if a business is that of food service, the health hazards of their customers.

There are numerous important facts to know about the common house mouse. We’ve put together several of the most commonly asked questions regarding them for you.

Common Information and Questions Regarding House Mice

Common Name: House Mouse

Appearance: House mice are fairly small rodents that grow no more than four to seven inches in length, including their 3-4 inch tail. Their color varies, but they all have small black eyes. Their life span is on average twelve months.

Common Habitat and Infestation Areas: House mice are active mainly at night and found in a variety of locations. These can include:
• Residential homes
• Farms and outbuildings
• Multi-family dwellings
• Food processing or storage facilities
• Restaurants
• Group homes
• Kennels or stables

Why Have They Invaded My Home or Business? House mice Seek warmth and food wherever possible. They haven’t chosen your home or business, intentionally, they were just able to access it easily.

Why should I treat for them? It’s vital to treat your home or business for mice infestation due to health issues they can cause for humans and also for the damage they can cause to structures.

How do you treat for them? See Pest Control uses only the safest methods to ensure your family’s safety and well-being. Our trained technicians will evaluate the situation, remove the mice from your home, secure any accessible openings and instruct you on how to prevent further infestations.

How much service is typically required? Mouse control services will depend on the severity of the infestation.

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When you contact See Pest Control for mice infestation and control, you’re guaranteed top-quality service from you first call through our final visit. Your family’s safety is our main concern. All of our methods are safe for both your family and pets. For further information, please contact us today at 610-287-9804.

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