Clearly, mice can be a real nuisance in your home. They are known for their ability to chew through just about anything. They can contaminate food with their droppings, too. Furthermore, mice carry diseases that can be harmful to humans. So, if you have a mouse issue, don’t delay – call Southern Pest Control with your Alexandria mouse removal concern! Our friendly Customer Service Team is standing by. We’ll also provide a free, no-obligation quote to get you started.
Mouse Removal Methods
If you have a mouse infestation, Southern Pest Control’s expert technicians will begin by identifying the type of mouse you are dealing with. Of course, the most effective removal method depends on the mouse.
Types of Mice
While there are many different species of mice, a few types are most commonly found in the United States: the house mouse, the deer mouse, and the white-footed mouse. Nevertheless, each mouse type has its own unique characteristics and habits.
House mice are small, with a body length of 3-4 inches and a tail length of 2-3 inches. They are brown or gray in color, with lighter coloring on their underside. House mice can be found in many countries, as well. They are typically timid creatures that will avoid confrontation. In addition to feeding on food scraps and nesting material, mice also make their homes in houses, barns, and other buildings. They eat cereal grains, fruits, and other plants. House mice are very active and can run as fast as 6 miles per hour.
White-footed mice are also small, with a body length of 3-4 inches and a tail length of 2-3 inches. Found in every state but Hawaii, they are the most common mouse in North America. Their name comes from the color of their feet which are covered in white fur. White-footed mice can also be identified by black markings on their backs and sides. White-footed mice are active year-round. In addition to building nests of shredded paper, cloth, or other fibrous material, they dwell in sheltered areas such as attics, walls, or basements.
Deer mice are small in size, but larger than house mice. They have reddish-brown fur and a long tail. Their body length is about 3-4 inches and tail length is 2-3 inches. They have reddish-brown fur on their backs and white fur on their bellies. Deer mice are active both day and night. They can be located in fields, wooded areas, and buildings. They eat seeds, fruits, nuts, and insects. It should be noted that deer mice can be very aggressive when defending their territory or when protecting their young.