Mice are nocturnal creatures and are rarely seen by homeowners. This can make the job of identification quite difficult.
They often forage for food at night or during dusk, when most of the other residents of the house are asleep. Even if homeowners do catch a sight of their mouse invader, it may only be for a split second and not enough to identify the species.
Ehrlich’s rodent experts however have the expertise and know-how to help with identification, which will help to establish the right control method for your home and your particular mouse species.
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There are some species of mouse, which are more commonly found in homes than others. There are certain characteristics you can look for, to help to identify the mice in your property.
Alternatively, you may wish to learn more about the common signs of mice, which can also help to confirm if you do actually have a problem.
If you want to know more about your potential resident mice, find out about the most common species found in homes in North America:
House Mouse (Mus musculus)
Deer Mouse / Field Mouse (Peromyscus maniculatus / Apodemus sylvaticus)
Deer mice (also referred to as field mice) are common in rural areas of western U.S and in eastern U.S, from Hudson Bay to Pennsylvania, southern Appalachians, Arkansas, and Texas.
Once inside your home, they like to live in wall voids, small places in attics or basements and even inside stuffed furniture.
White-footed Mouse (Peromyscus Leucopus)
The White-footed Mouse can be found in eastern U.S. from mid-Maine south to North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, and Alabama; west to Montana, Colorado, and Arizona.
Homes located near forests and brushlands, or bordering agricultural lands, may be at risk from this rodent.
The White-footed Mouse is a relatively small rodent with a combined head and body measurement of just 3.5 to 4 inches.
Enroll in Ehrlich’s Year Round Protection Plan (YRPP) program to protect your home and family from the threat of mice.
Our program aims to guard homes against the threat of rodents and many other common household pests using effective preventative measures.
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If you need advice for an existing mouse problem, find out more about how to get rid of mice.
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