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The adult mouse is small and slender and about 1-2 inches long, excluding tail. The house mouse has large ears, pointed nose and small eyes. The tail is as long as the head and body combined. The fur color varies, but it is usually a light grey or brown, but could be darker shades. It has an overall coloration. House mice have a characteristic musky odor that identifies their presence. A mouse will eat almost anything, but prefer cereal grains, seeds, or sweet material. They require very little water, obtaining most of their water needs from their food. House mice in a city environment may spend its entire life in buildings. In rural and suburban settings, it may not only live inside, but be found outside near foundations, in the shrubbery, weeds, crawl spaces, basements, or in garages. A house mouse can squeeze through openings slightly larger than ¼ inch across. 
House mice frequently find their way into homes in the fall of the year, when outdoor temperatures at night become colder. Their food supply is shortened by the colder months so they move inside nesting closer to a food supply. They make their nest from soft material like paper, insulation or furniture stuffing. These nests are found in many places including: in walls, ceiling voids, storage boxes, drawers, under major appliances, or within the upholstery of furniture. Outside the nests are found in debris or in ground burrows. If there are good living conditions (food, water, and shelter), they can multiply rapidly. They mature in two months, producing about 8 litters in a one year life time. Each litter has 4-7 pups.

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All American Pest Control provides rodent control services that are safe for your family and your pets. We have been serving Northern Virginia for more than 25 years. So we can take care of any rodent problem you have whether it is mice or rats in your home or property in general. One of our pest control specialists will take a quick examination of your property to review everything from points of entry to food and water sources. If you are in need of an evaluation of your home's potential access points as well as extermination of rodents, call All American Pest Control today at 703-379-4049 today for an estimate.

Whether you find a dead rat in your garage or alive one in your closet, these are both indicators that you may have more than one in your home. Many times there is a hiding space where the rest of the rat family lives, so even spotting one means there are many more somewhere else. Droppings anywhere in your home or garage are another indicator. Rat droppings are a little bigger and more noticeable than mice droppings.

The two most common types are roof rats and Norway rats. Roof rats can climb trees and jump from the branches to the eaves or your home. Norway rats are more likely to burrow and come into your walls through small openings and your attic or pantry by gnawing their way in. If you see signs of a rat infestation, All American Pest Control can take care of it for you. Call us at 703-379-4049 today for an estimate.

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