COMMON ARIZONA PESTS
The house mouse is the most commonly
encountered and economically important of the commensal rodents.
They are not only nuisance, damage/destroy materials by gnawing,
and eat and contaminate stored food. They are also of human
health importance as disease carriers or vectors.
Adult with head and body length 2.5-3.5’ (6.5-9 cm). Color
usually dusty gray above and light gray or cream on belly. Signs
of infestations are gnaw marks, droppings, tracks, damaged
goods. Mice prefer seeds or cereals. The house mouse is a
prolific breeder. The average litter size is 6, with about 8
litters per year, but averaging 30-35 weaned/female/year. The
most threatening organism spread by mice is salmonella, a cause
of food poisoning, spread via droppings and/or urine.
Contact Arizona Exterminating for a free
inspection, and service that no other company can surpass.