House Mouse

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Mus musculus

How to Identify an 

House Mouse

House mice are small (up to 3 inches long), brown, and have a pointed nose. They are most easily identified by their small size and their pointed nose.

Where do they come from?

House mice are common in the United States and Canada. They are most often found near food or other sources of shelter. House mice can also be brought into your home on food or garbage.

How to keep them out

The best way to get rid of house mice is to eliminate their food sources by thoroughly cleaning your kitchen and bathroom. You can also use commercial fly traps or bait. If you have a severe infestation, you may need to call a professional exterminator.

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What do they look like?

House mice are brown-gray in color and a lighter colored belly
Gray house mouse nose and whiskers
House mice also have large ears
House mice have a hairless tail which is also the same length as its head and body

Where do they live?

Mice do play a role in transmission of diseases to humans. Pathogens canoe transmitted through a rodent’s bite directly or from a flea, tick, or mite, that has bit the rodent and then bites a human. Pathogens can be also be transmitted via direct contamination of food or water via rodent feces or urine.


Mus musculus


2-4 inches long


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