Mouse Exterminator Philadelphia

Mouse Extermination In The Philadelphia Area


Did you know that in 2017 Philadelphia was rated the most mice and rat infested city in the nation? Each year Bloomberg news agency analyzes the US Census Bureau’s annual American Housing Survey data to rank American cities, and they reported the City of Brotherly Love is infested—heads and tails above any other city.

Contrary to cute cheese-eating cartoons, mice mainly eat seeds, plants, fruits, and nuts. When these are not available, they will eat any food you have available. They will not only cause damage to your property but they are also a serious health hazard to anyone coming in contact with their fecal matter.

Before you panic, call on the expertise of Prodigy Pest Solutions in Philadelphia.

There are three types of mice that are notorious property invaders.


House Mice

House Mouse

As their name suggests, these gray or light brown colored rodents are primarily found in residences. They are rapid breeding urban dwellers, reproducing 7 to 10 times per year with a litter of up to 7 pups and a lifespan of 1-2 years.

Deer Mice

Deer Mice

Sometimes called “field” mice, they are primarily found in wooded areas, and look similar in coloring to deer. They are the main carriers of the Hantavirus, a potentially fatal respiratory disease, which is carried in the stool and urine of Deer mice.  When indoors, they gravitate to less populated areas like attics and basements. They reproduce 2-3 times a year, giving birth to 3-5 pups with a lifespan of up to 2 years.

White-footed Mice

White Footed Mouse

Similar to Deer mice, they are also “country” dwellers. They are light brown with white underbellies and feet. They primarily live in wooded areas, but they do find their way inside during cold weather.  They are the main carrier of the Lyme disease tick.

In general mice, nests can hold between 12 to 24 mice depending on their stages of development.  They breed rapidly and anywhere you store food is a potential place for mice to infest

Signs of mice infestation


  1. When you see a mouse, it probably lives nearby. Mice live no more than 25 to 100 feet away from their nests. You may also see mice footprints through the dust and there may be oily, dirty looking parts of your walls, particularly around cracks and crevices. This may indicate mice are traveling this route. Also look for gnaw marks on boxes, electrical equipment, and paper.


  1. Mice urinate to create a musty scent that helps them communicate, breed and to mark their territory. Their urine is likely anywhere you’ve seen them. The smell is overwhelming and difficult to eradicate until you eliminate the infestation.


  1. Mice activity and ferreting out food and water primarily happens at night. But you are sure to hear scratchings behind drywall, in ceilings, attics, and underneath floorboards.


  1. Mice leave fecal matter near their nest. Not to be confused with rats, mice leave black rice-like droppings that if disposed of improperly can release the virus. Look for droppings near your food storage and near water sources.


When you discover a mice infestation, it’s far better to call on the expertise of Prodigy Pest Solutions. But there are several interim solutions.

Treating Infestations 


  1. Exclusion. Mice are nimble. They have the ability to crawl through dime-sized spaces. Look for openings in your baseboards or floorboards, cracks in windows, and underneath doors. This also includes sealing leaking pipes to eliminate all avenues to food and water.


  1. Sanitation. Just the tiniest bit of food can encourage mice infestation. Crumbs, open containers of your pet’s food all serve as an invitation. It’s imperative to properly dispose of mice fecal matter. If in contact with food or once airborne, it can trigger illnesses like asthma, salmonella. Don’t vacuum or sweep fecal matter. Instead, spray it with disinfectant and use a mask and disposable rubber gloves to throw it away.


  1. Removal. There are a variety of devices you can use to stop mice from entering and surviving on your property. Wooden traps are economical and efficient.


Health concerns


 Mice infestations can cause a number of health concerns. Leading illnesses include salmonella and Hantavirus. Both of these illnesses can occur from mice fecal matter. Mice may urinate or leave droppings on food or surfaces where food is handled. Their fecal matter also can become airborne, causing victims to inhale it.

According to the Center for Disease Control, in the Mid-Atlantic region, white-footed mice and deer mice are two breeds largely responsible for transmitting Hantavirus. Hantavirus symptoms are similar to the flu in early stages. If left untreated, it can develop into a life-threatening respiratory disease called Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome. Other illnesses include the plague—which is contracted from mice hosting fleas infected with the virus—and lymphocytic choriomeningitis. These latter two are caused by inhalation of airborne fecal matter of infected mice.

Benefits of Professional Solutions


Mice breed quickly. As fast as you get rid of one or two, more come. Also, although mice are curious and may investigate traps, leading to the initial capture of some, they learn quickly. Prodigy Pest Solutions has the skill and years of experience to outsmart smart mice.


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