Safety Products

Please be sure to read the product label of any insecticide you choose to use to get information on the personal protective safety gear you will need. In most situations, it is recommended that you wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt, closed toe shoes with socks, chemical resistant gloves, and goggles. In areas where ventilation is poor, a manufacturer may recommend you wear a mask or a respirator. We have put together two different safety kits that will make selecting the correct safety gear easier for you.

Mouse Identification Guide

Learn How to Identify Mice, How Long They Live, etc.

By DoMyOwn staff
Image showing a common house mouse

House mice almost always live near humans, in or around houses and in fields. House mice should be controlled because they can transmit diseases, and their droppings can spoil foods. While rats are more harmful to humans than mice, mice cause far significantly greater damage to clothing, furniture, books, and many other household items. Mice may live alone or in groups. Female mice reach breeding age by around 6 weeks old, males reach breeding age by about 8 weeks old. Gestation takes about 18-21 days. There can be between 3-14 pups (mouse babies) per litter and females can produce between 5-10 litters per year.

How long do mice live?

The typical mouse life span is about 1 year in the wild.

Mouse or Rat?

Rats and mice are often confused for one another but require different treatment plans and products. Learn the difference before you treat.

Graphic showing the differences between a rat and a mouse
The house mouse is about 5.5 to 7.5 inches long with the tail accounting for just over half of its length. The House Mouse weighs about .5 oz - 1 oz
Graphic showing the anatomy of a mouse
  • House mice have 4 legs
  • House mice have large ears for their small heads
  • House mice have long nearly hairless tails that are just over half the length of their bodies
  • House mice have noticeable whiskers
Image showing the color of a mouse
House mice are light brown to black with short hair and a light belly
Map showing the range of the house mouse in the United States
House mice can be found in every state of the US

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