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mouse, photo credit: Jim Mccormac, Ohio Department of Natural Resources

Mice can live in many types of habitats, including man-made structures. Mouse infestations can be more common in homes than rat infestations. Since they are mostly active at night, mice may be difficult to see. Signs of chewing, nesting or droppings can help identify a mouse problem. Although they only live for 1-1 ½ years, mice reproduce quickly. Prevention and early detection can keep damage from getting out of control.

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Information on Specifics Types of Mice:

House Mouse

Deer Mice and Similar Species

Last updated May 19, 2015

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