Adults are about 5.25-7.5 inches with the tail. The tail can take up 2.75-4 inches, relative to the size of the mouse. The fur is smooth and usually dusty gray above and lights gray or cream on the belly. The color will vary considerably from area to area regardless of living habits. The muzzle is pointed, eyes are small, incisors are ungrooved, ears are large with very little hair on them, feet short and broad, and a uniformly dark, scaly, semi-naked tail. Their preferred nesting sites are dark, secluded places where there is abundant nesting material nearby and little chance of disturbance. Nesting materials include paper products, cotton, packing materials, wall/attic insulation, fabrics, etc. Mice are nocturnal inhabit. They require an opening of greater than 1/4 inch to gain entry.
This Integrated Pest Management Program for the control of rodents involves the use of traditional trapping and exterior baiting, but also includes exclusion or entry prevention practices. Exclusion is the only truly long term solution to control rodents in structures. In addition we will address those issues that are attracting rodents to the structure with recommendations for habitat and harborage modifications. Upon completion of the inspection detailed information will be provided pertaining to rodent issues and solutions.