Mice originated in Eastern Asia in arid grasslands, allowing them to evolve and survive without needing frequent water. Mice now thrive throughout the world. A prolific breeder, the House Mouse is sexually mature at two months old, has a gestation period of only three weeks, and averages five to eight young per litter; potentially up to 15. Each female may give birth to eight litters. The life span can be from two to three years. The House Mouse is a nibbler, consuming small quantities of food at many feedings. They are curious, and tend to investigate new objects that are placed in their environment. They are known carriers of diseases such as Typhus, Salmonella, Tapeworm, Roundworm, and others parasites. Mice are small, less than five inches long from tip of nose to tip of tail. Mice can squeeze through an opening as small as 1/4 inch, so controlling mice can be difficult. Bugs-B-Dead will do a complete inspection of your house, attic, garage, and yard to determine the point of entry. Openings as wide as ¼ inch will be sealed along with elimination of any harborage sites that are not needed, such as waste piles, packing boxes, wood piles, or heavy outside vegetation. We use the full complement of traps and baits for optimum control.