How to Get Rid of a House Mice Infestation & Prevent Diseases in Your Kentfield, CA Home

Mice are found all over the world. Despite their tiny stature, mice in general will eat between 15-20 times a day. A house mouse, in fact, will eat so much that they produce between 40-100 droppings a day. Mice are very agile and skilled in swimming, jumping, and climbing. In the lab, mice will live for about two years, but being prey to most animals especially snakes, foxes, and cats, in the wild mice generally only live for five months on average. Looking for food, water and shelter from the cold, mice will generally sneak into homes from October through February. Where some may have a soft spot for the cute appearance of mice, people need to be wary for the damage they do and the diseases they can spread. Today, we at Hydrex Pest Control of the North Bay would like to elaborate on some of the specific information regarding house mice.

House Mice Infestation

Among the most common rodent in most parts of the world, house mice can infest homes and multiple quickly. A female house can give birth to dozens of babies every three weeks, creating 150 mice in one year. At first suspicion, you need professional assistance before the infestation gets out of hand.

House Mouse Identification

House mice average about 2 inches in length and are typically colored light brown to black. They are opportune eaters and will eat meat and dairy products but prefer a diet off of plants. They do drink water but require small quantities. Because of the nutrients produced by bacteria in their guts, house mouse will eat their own droppings to get those nutrients. House mice favor living in inside structures but being adaptable, they can live outdoors and reproduce all year long. They are social pests and will often share nests with relatives.

Diseases from Mice in Your House

House mice can have a major impact on children because of their developing immune system and those with a weaker immune system where the urine triggers allergies. By contaminating food and water with their waste products, contact with a carcass, or even through bite wounds, house mice spread a plethora of diseases. Thanks to parasites, mice can also spread disease because of the ticks, fleas and mites they carry and inadvertently spread because these parasites bite the infected mouse and spread the disease to human hosts.

House Mouse Prevention

Sanitary practices are one of the best preventative measures. As mentioned, house mice need to eat 15-20 times a day, so keeping food out of reach will motivate them to move on if they find their way inside. Keep countertops wiped clean, floors swept and vacuumed, and avoid leaving dirty dishes in the sink. Transfer your cardboard, flimsy plastic, and paper packaged foods into air tight containers. Take out the kitchen garbage frequently. Keep the food storage area clean and dry. Sheds, crawlspaces, and garbage cans should be cleaned often. Finally, seal up any cracks and holes in your home.

Rodent Control

If you suspect any kind of mouse in your home, call Hydrex Pest Control of the North Bay and let our skilled experts eliminate them quickly and efficiently.


Hydrex Pest Control of the North Bay Inc.
4685 Scotts Valley Rd.
Lakeport, CA 95453
(800) 760-3028

Hydrex Pest Control of the North Bay Inc.
1120 Industrial Ave
#18 Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 795-6345


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