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Humane Mouse Control


You've seen mice or signs of their presence - such as droppings or chewed food containers - in your home. 

Why this happens:

House Mice (Mus musculus) are commensal animals. "Commensal" literally means "at the same table." This means they rely heavily on humans, human-made structures, and human food supplies for survival. House mice are not native to North America; they came to this continent as stowaways on immigrant ships coming here from Europe. House Mice aren't the only mouse species that get into people's homes. In Wisconsin, native Deer Mice (Peromyscus maniculatus) and White-Footed Mice (Peromyscus leucopus) may also enter structures, though they tend to keep to less-developed areas adjacent to woods and fields rather than in big cities. These native species are usually a bit larger than House Mice, and they generally appear more brownish and have larger, bulging eyes.

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