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The house mouse is the most successful rodent in adapting to life with people. It's found almost everywhere people are, feeding on human food, sheltering in human structures and reproducing at a rapid rate. The house mouse is the most troublesome and economically important vertebrate pest, contaminating millions of dollars worth of food, damaging property and causing electrical fires with its constant gnawing.
Mice may enter a building from the outside and spread through a structure along pipes, cables and ducts. Although large numbers can build up in food service areas or trash rooms, one or a few mice can survive practically anywhere.
Many control failures against house mice are due to a lack of understanding of mouse biology and habits. A pair of mice can produce 50 offspring in one year. Because they seek food over a range of only 10 to 30 feet, traps, glue boards and bait must be placed close to the nest to be effective. Remember that good inspections are critical for successful mouse control.
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