House, Deer & White Footed Mice Infestation Identification & Control
According to census data analysis in 2017, homes in Philly are more likely to be rat or mice infested than households in any other U.S. city. According to the report claims, nearly one in five homeowners in the Philly area have reported seeing mice or rats on an average yearly basis. Additionally, in other research, Philly is among the top 50 cities to have a mouse or rat infestation. Next to the rats, Philadelphia is known for the increasing mice infestation. With this in mind, we at Pest Control Technicians, Inc would like to elaborate on the mice in in Philly, including house mice, deer mice, and white-footed mice.
Common House Mice
House Mice: Primarily found in homes, as their name suggests, house mice are gray or light brown colored rodents that can rapidly breed in urban areas. With a lifespan of 1-2 these mice reproduce 7 to 10 times per year with a litter of up to 7 pups.
Deer Mice: Deer mice, sometimes referenced as field mice, are typically found in the woodland areas, with coloring much like the deer mice. Spread through the stool and urine of Deer mice, these mice are the main carriers of the Hantavirus, a potentially fatal respiratory disease. They are drawn to less populated areas like attics and basements when they are found indoors. There lifespan averages 2 years and reproduce 2-3 times a year and commonly have 3-5 pups a liter.
White Footed Mice: Like the deer mice, white-footed mice are country dwellers. With white underbellies and feet, they are light brown and primarily reside in wooded areas. During the cold months, however, they will seek shelter in homes whenever possible. These mice often cause trouble from the ticks that they host, resulting in spreading Lyme disease. Depending on their stages of development, nests can hold between 12 to 24 mice, in general and they breed rapidly and will infest close to a food supply.
Signs of Mice Infestations
1) Mice typically do not go more than 100 feet from their nests, so if you see a mouse, chances are they are infesting nearby. Mouse footprints maybe visible in oily, dirty, floury, or other substances close to their nests or food supply. Gnaw marks on food packaging, electrical equipment or paper products indicate a mouse infestation.
2) For communication, breeding, and marking territory, mice urinate, creating a musty scent. The smell is overwhelming and difficult to neutralize unless the infestation has been eliminated.
3) Generally, mice or more active in the night where people dealing with an infestation report hearing the scratching behind drywall, in ceilings, attics, and underneath floorboards from their activities.
4) Mice leave black rice-like droppings that close to their nests, around food supply, and in their paths commonly traveled; and if disposed of improperly it can release the virus.
If you suspect a mouse infestation, you need the professionals of Pest Control Technicians, Inc, where our professionals will eliminate the infestation and provide exclusion and sanitation suggestions to help prevent future outbreaks. Call us today to get started!
At Pest Control Technicians Inc., we offer a variety of services to help protect your home from pests and wildlife damage. To learn more about the various services we offer, please click through the list below.
Contact Us For A Free Consultation Today!
Please fill out the form below or for immediate response please Call Us Today! 800-736-8281