The house mouse is the most successful rodent in adapting to live with people. It is found almost anywhere people are, feeding on human food, sheltering in human structures, and reproducing at a remarkable rate. It is the most troublesome and economically important vertebrate pest, contaminating untold millions of dollars worth of food, damaging possessions, and causing electrical fires with its constant gnawing.


House mice control problems in Columbus are common, as the rodents are widely distributed pests throughout the world. The rodents will rarely travel outside an area of 10-30 feet beyond their nest, making them familiar with their surroundings. Their intelligence level and ability to notice when baits and strange objects appear in their habitats make them difficult to control for untrained homeowners.


  • Small and nimble
  • .5 ounces in weight
  • 8-11 inches long, including the tail
  • Fur ranging in color from light brown, to black
  • Pointed noses
  • Tiny black eyes
  • Large ears
  • Scaly tails


House mice are fond of any location with human activity. House mice may nest underground, but any sheltered area will suffice. They will build nests out of paper, burlap, and other fibrous materials found in and around houses, farms, warehouses, and open fields.



House mice find their favorite nesting areas anywhere around or within homes and manmade structures. Human activity will provide mice with their favorite food, including cereal, grains, nuts, fruits, plant seeds, roots, meat, and trash. Central heating creates warm homes for the rodents during the cold winter months! House mice inside homes are comfortable, fed, and happy!


House mice are one of the most destructive pests when inside a home. They will consume about three grams of food each day but will destroy much more than that thanks to their nibbling and gnawing habits. House mice will damage gardens by digging up freshly planted grains, mutilate crops before harvest, gnaw through containers of food in warehouses, and even contaminate packages with urine and droppings.

House mice spend a lot of time within dumpsters, sewers, and other filthy locations, covering them with pathogens and secondary pests. House mice have the capacity to spread:

  • Salmonellosis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Rat-bite fever
  • Tapeworms
  • Fleas
  • Ticks

House mice are capable of structural damage. Their teeth grow rapidly and they must gnaw to keep the length under control! House mice damage wall insulation, books, paintings, support beams, and more. House mice damage can also occur to electrical wires, leading to shorts and even electrical fires.


Control and Safety

House mice infestations can be difficult to control. Critter Control of Columbus will employ multiple techniques to reduce the possibility of attracting the rodents. Trust the professional technicians of Critter Control of Columbus to implement the necessary house mice control methods.

Trapping and Removal

House mice are not very sneaky and infestations can be detected early. Once the first signs of activity appear, you should call Critter Control of Columbus. Our technicians have the tools and knowledge necessary to quickly and safely remove the house mice infestation from your home.

Call Critter Control of Columbus for house mice and mouse removal. (614) 300-7547

Critter Control of Columbus Service Area

Powell, Dublin, Westerville, Grove City, Hilliard, Delaware, New Albany, Upper Arlington, Grandview Heights, Gahanna, Bexley, Galloway, Pickerington, Reynoldsburg, Worthington

Counties: Franklin, Delaware, Union, Madison, Pickaway, Fairfield, Licking

This franchise is independently licensed and operated by MKF Enterprises, Inc., dba Critter Control of Columbus