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  • Scientific Name: Mus
  • Nicknames: Mice, Mouse, Rodent
  • Length: 3" - 14"
  • Color: White, Brown, or Grey
  • Aggressive? If Threatened
  • Do They Bite? Yes
  • Poisonous/Venomous? No
  • Disease Carrying? Yes
  • Invasive Species? Some Species

The Mouse

The mouse is a small rodent that is found worldwide in almost every type of environment. Mice can live as long as 6 years in captivity. Most mice build nests in protected nooks, but some burrow into the ground. Many mice are nocturnal. They are timid, social, and territorial.

Mice range in size from 3 to 14 inches (8 to 35 cm) long (including a long tail). They weigh from 1/4 to 2 ounces. The coat color ranges from white to brown to gray. Most mice have a pointed snout with long whiskers, round ears, and thin tails. Many mice scurry along the ground, but some can hop or jump. The mouse's front teeth continue to grow throughout its life. They must gnaw on hard things to keep wearing the teeth down.

Living Spaces

Homes, gardens, and basically anywhere

Diet Choices

Almost any type of food

Fun Fact

Mice can hop and jump very high! Sometimes over 1ft or more and scale vertical walls over 13 inches high!

How Do We Remove Them?

One of the pest management experts at McMahon Exterminating will visit your home and provide a proper assessment and ID the pests that are infesting your home or property to better understand the type of insects or pests that they are dealing with to properly coordinate a plan that will work best for you.

We help educate the customer on things that they might be able to do to help deter the pests as well, and will try to prevent this from becoming a reocurring infestation.

The treatment will begin and we will monitor the situtaion closely to make sure that the numbers are being depleted in the area. We want to try to deter the rodents from coming to your area as opposed to just chemically treating them, as that will only be a short term solution for you but with McMahon's C.A.N. initiative and our three easy steps — Canvas the area, Act on those results, and Negate re-entry for the pest, we can work to getting your home to pest free status.