The house mouse has large ears and is light brown to dark grey, with a lighter colour on its belly. It is often found in urban areas. The deer mouse is brown or grey with a white belly and feet. The white colour on the underside of its tail is an easy way to spot a deer mouse. It may invade buildings near fields and woodlands in the fall.
Knowing the type of pest you have can help you figure out the best approach to controlling them. (For example, a rat trap is too large to kill a mouse.)
Mice and rats are carriers of disease and can damage property. The deer mouse is the most common carrier of the deadly hantavirus.
Scampering and scratching sounds in the walls of your home at night, signs of gnawing or chewing, or damaged food packages can mean you have an infestation of mice or rats. Other signs include droppings and urine, burrows or holes in and around foundation walls, or tracks on dusty surfaces.
Mice and rats are prolific breeders. Tackle the problem of occasional invaders right away to avoid a severe infestation.
Prevention is key in controlling rats and mice problems in your home. For a mouse exterminator in Winnipeg choose GL pest control!