House Mice


House Mouse

The house mouse and the deer mouse are the two most common mice found in Southern Alberta. Mice enter buildings causing destruction in many ways. They can scurry up rough vertical walls and even pipes. They gnaw holes in walls, floors, and baseboards. Mice are known to chew electrical wire. Their droppings contaminate surfaces, and they get into kitchens contaminating and destroying food. A small infestation can get out of control very quickly


What to
look for

Mice feed heavily on weed seeds, insects, household garbage, and food found in our kitchens. Mice are nocturnal. When seen during the day this is an indication of high rodent infestation and or signs that the use of rodenticides is in use. There are a number of types of tools used to eliminate rodents from your property. The most come would be rodenticides, snap traps, glue boards, and live traps.

Future infestations can be minimized by removing unused items and harbourage areas on the exterior of the property. Sealing secondary access points – taps, gas lines, vents at ground level with take away possible entry points. The weakest point a residential structure are front doors, back doors, and garages if attached. Remembering not to store household items near these entry points will stop mice taking advantage of an open door. The weakest point in a commercial structure is usually overhead doors. Remembering to keep doors closed when not in use will stop mice from having easy access to all structures.

How to
a house

The house mouse have several litters per year of 2–7 young each. The gestation period is 21–24 days. Adult house mice range in size from 5 to 8 inches. The ears are moderately large and distinct. They range in colour from light brown to dark nearly black.


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What we
can do
to help

Elimination of mice can be difficult and may require the services of a professional applicator. Peregrine has a variety of pest management programs which will get you pest free in a professional and timely manner.
Fantastic service!

Nick with Peregrine Pest Control is a very professional man who knows his mice! He was quick to contact me when I first put in my cry for help and has been very organized and punctual with maintenance and return visits. I would, and have, recommended Peregrine to friends and family.

Unwanted mouse (...or mice??)

Once we noticed there was a mouse (mice?) problem, we had the owner out the very next day to set the traps and walk our house with us. He reviewed everything we needed to know in detail. Will be getting our 30 day follow-up later this month to confirm that the problem has been removed. Currently on day 2 of no droppings – here’s keeping our fingers crossed.

Efficient, professional, respectful

The customer care representative did a thorough search of our home, inside and out, set safe traps in strategic locations, and explained the process clearly to me. They’ll return in 30 days, and then again in another 60 to make sure our house remains pest free. Peregrine were recommended to me, and I wholeheartedly recommend them to anyone dealing with mice in your home.

Rachel S.Calgary
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