The adult mouse is about 2 1/2" 3 3/4" (head and body) and a tail length of 2 3/4" long. Gray with either light gray or cream under belly.
Mice are found where food and shelter is plentiful and prefer nesting sites that are dark and in secluded places with an abundance of nesting materials, which include; paper products, cotton, packing materials, insulation, fabrics and etc.
Mice are territorial and will show aggression to unrelated males and females outside of their social structure. During daily territory patrols mice will investigate and explore anything new or changed and establish new travel routes as necessary. Territories vary in size but it is usually relatively small.
Mice may access through openings greater than 1/4, allowing mice many points of entry. Mice feed typically on anything but prefer seeds and insects, when feeding on high protein food mice require water but prefer sweetened liquids.
Mice may carry or contribute to the following:
- Plague and typhus
- Rickettsial pox
- Jaundice/leptospirosis/Weils disease
- Liponyssoides sanguineus (Hirst)
Good sanitation is essential for effective long term control. Mice can enter any opening larger than 1/4 inch, making it virtually impossible to completely mouse-proof a building. The trained Clark technician will determine the best means of control for each customer.