Protecting your home or business from rodents should be a top priority. The health risks of ongoing exposure to mice and rats feces can create severe health risks
- A female house mouse gives birth to a litter of approximately six mice about 19 days after mating and is capable of mating again in two days.
- Can produce six to 10 litters a year.
- Are able to mate two months after birth.
- Can produce 2,500 heirs in six months, with ideal conditions and no mortality.
- Establish a nesting site near sources of food and feed 15 to 20 times a day.
- Various species are problematic in the U.S., mainly the Norway rat and roof rat.
- Bite more than 45,000 people each year, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
- Can burrow three feet straight into the ground, chew through building materials such as glass, cinderblock, wire, aluminum and lead, and can climb inside pipes with diameters between one-half and four inches.
- Primarily rely on smell, taste, touch and hearing.
- Eat and urinate on human and animal food.
- Support many ectoparasites.