It has been said that mice will destroy about 10% of the food worldwide. This species of mouse is the most common found in structures. This mouse has small eyes and small ears, so they have good hearing, but poor eye sight. They will live in harmony with humans but do not have any benefit for humans. Mice can enter a structure through a size of about a dime and will be looking for warmth and food. Mice lose body heat quickly, so that is why you always see nests being built. They are a nocturnal pest that will eventually become active during the day if the population increases. Mice can reproduce at a fast rate. The statistic that I am about to give you is meant to educate, not scare you, and keep in mind it is the absolute worst case scenario. Under the ideal conditions, 2 mice in a four-month period can have up to 200 offspring. Most houses do not have this type of problem, but could eventually get there.
The control of the house mouse is attained by using a rodenticide. Traps can be used, but the latest studies show mice eventually become trap smart. The rodenticide, when placed correctly, will indicate 3 important pieces of information to obtain control and complete eradication. First is to find the travel patterns of the mice. By doing this, the second piece of information that can be learned which is to find entry points. The travel patterns could lead to a construction flaw not even noticed or to the "obvious" entry point. The third piece of information determined is the population of the mice by the amount of rodenticide eaten. We have found that when all three pieces of information are learned, total control can be achieved.