There has been evidence of mice infesting human dwellings as far back as 15,000 years. Since the first time a mouse sought out the warmth and food sources provided within a living structure, we have had to adjust to sharing space (or find a way to eliminate) these annoying rodents. As our own living spaces have become more sophisticated over time, so have the mice.
Have Mice Adapted?
Over the last several years, Rainbow Pest Experts has faced challenging rodents who are bolder than the typical mouse. Whereas mice usually come through foundation cracks at ground level, we noticed rodents were following sewer pipes and getting into the basements of homes below the foundation. We also found they were smarter than mice and avoided our typical mouse baiting and trapping solutions. These rodents were fearless of humans and were entering rooms right in front of the homeowners.
At first, we suspected that we were dealing with a smaller rat; however, after consulting with our experts, we identified the culprit as a city mouse, which is also found in other large metropolitan areas.
House Mouse Adaptation Traits:
- More cautious of baits and traps
- Tend to be less fearful of people
- Able to climb almost anything
- Gnaw holes about 1 to 1½ inches in diameter
- Not have a full white belly
- Will forage for food more broadly & freely inside
How to Combat the Urban Mouse
Controlling the Urban Mouse requires unique procedures. Rainbow Pest Experts has studied and documented these mice, creating solutions to help combat the Urban Mouse. If you have a mouse issue and think it could be the Urban Mouse contact us today for a customized exclusion strategy.