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Mice are rodents who can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime. Mice reproduce at a very high rate. A mouse will have eight to ten litters of 3-16 young annually, each with a lifespan of about one year. Their reproductive life begins at around 6-8 weeks of age. They are excellent jumpers and climbers – able to jump from a height of 2.4 m, or jump up to 30 cm off the ground and are capable swimmers, if needed. Due to their size and behaviour, a small mouse problem within a home / building can go undetected as the population and the damage they cause continues to escalate. Attics, walls, crawl spaces and pantries are all common spots in your home where mice will build nests. A mouse will often use holes made for plumbing or wiring to access walls and crawl spaces. We only use 100% proven rat-mice removal techniques.


Mice are omnivores and will eat a variety of things such as cereals, seeds and nuts, butter, bacon, meat and sweets. A mouse only requires about three grams of food each day and can live without access to fresh water. Mice do not hibernate. Instead, they will store large quantities of food in different places, to rely on in harsh weather. As with all rodents, mice must gnaw to keep their front teeth worn down and can chew through many materials such as wood, aluminum, soft mortar and asphalt. They can even chew through electrical wire, posing a potential fire hazard.

Mice in your home will contaminate every surface they touch as they are constantly urinating and defecating. Diseases and bacteria can easily spread this way as the mice track across floors, countertops, appliances and utensils.

The following is a listing of health concerns associated with mice:

  • Parasites such as mites, tapeworms, and ringworms. They can cause rashes and infect the digestive system.
  • Ticks – common carriers of lyme disease, which can be transmitted to humans and pets through a bite. Symptoms include fever, headache and nausea, which can last for years without early treatment.
  • Rat bite fever – If bitten by a mouse or if food is ingested that is contaminated by mice. A rash, flu-like symptoms and heart illnesses are symptoms of ratbite fever.
  • Asthma – high exposure to mouse urine and droppings can cause asthma in children
  • Hantavirus – a viral disease often carried by mice. The disease is found in mouse feces and can become airborne if droppings are disturbed. Humans can contract this potentially fatal disease if inhaled. The disease begins with flu-like symptoms that can take weeks to appear.
  • Salmonellosis – Salmonella bacteria are often carried inside the intestinal tract of mice. Humans who ingest food or water contaminated by mouse droppings are at risk of contracting this virus. The elderly, infants and those with weakened immune systems are most at risk.
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Raider Wildlife Control takes pride in assisting our residential and commercial clients with the humane removal of wildlife and pest issues that are compromising their structures, property and/or health in the following areas: Hamilton, Niagara Falls, Caledonia, Grimsby, Burlington, St. Catharines, Stoney Creek, Oakville, Thorold & Lincoln.