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.

Identify Mice


House mice are small and nimble rodents that grow to be about .5 ounces and 8-11 inches long, including the tail. Mice range in colors from light brown to black, and have light colored bellies. Other characteristics include pointed noses, tiny black eyes, large ears, and scaly tails.


House mice are found in every part of the world and enjoy habitats wherever there is human activity. They create nests underground or in other sheltered areas, and prefer to build nests out of paper, burlap, and other fibrous materials. House mice are typically found in and around homes, farms, warehouses, and open fields.

Identify Mice Infestations


House mice will enter homes in search of food and safe shelter from the outdoor elements. Human activity provides mice with their favorite foods, including cereal, grains, nuts, fruits, plant seeds, roots, meat, and trash. Homes with central heating will give the rodents warm nesting locations during the cold winter months.

It can be difficult to find entry points used by mice. Mice enter homes through gaps in windows and ceilings, sewer lines, and more. Due to their body shapes, mice are capable of fitting through holes much smaller than one would imagine.


House mice are not very sneaky; although they are commonly heard long before they are seen. If you are noticing scratching noises in your ceiling, scurrying through your walls, or a chewing noise, you may have a mouse problem.


House mice will leave behind droppings and urine trails in their travel. If you find elongated, dark droppings on counter tops or in dark corners, that can be a sure sign of mice in your home.

Gnaw Marks

Mice have incisors that never stop growing. In order to keep the length under control, they must constantly gnaw on materials. If you find gnaw marks on baseboards, furniture, or other materials around your home, call Critter Control of Peoria.

Mice Infestation Problems

House mice reproduce quickly. If you suspect a mice problem in your home due to any of the above signs, call Critter Control of Peoria. We have specific methods of control that will efficiently resolve your toughest mice control problem.

House Mice Control


The first step of mice control is to get them out! Our technicians consider many factors of the wildlife animal at hand, including intelligence level, habitat, and diet preferences. Mice will not travel out further than 10-30 feet away from their nest and are very aware of the surrounding area. Our removal techniques are specific to the mice and will get rid of them safely and quickly.

Damage Repairs & Prevention

Damages accumulated by mice infestations will include gnaw marks in your home, mutilated crops and freshly planted grains, and the possibility of you contracting diseases they carry. Mice will chew on electrical wires and pull insulation, creating an electrical fire hazard inside of your home.

Critter Control of Peoria will repair damages created by the mice in your home and implement proven prevention methods to keep them out!

Call Critter Control of Peoria to get rid of your mice problems. 309.270.1913

Critter Control of Peoria Service Area

Peoria, Pekin, Dunlap, Chillecothe, East Peoria, Washington, Creve Coeur, Morton, Bartonville, Deer Creek

This franchise is independently licensed and operated by Jezek, Inc., dba Critter Control of Peoria