Warehouses have plenty of room for mice, and are often not maintained the same way houses are, as spaces people live in. Rochester as a shipping hub and a place with cold, snowy winters, has a lot of mice in its warehouses.

Depending on the location and function of the warehouse, it may be locked up tight and insulated or more exposed to the elements. If the warehouse is close inside with much of the walls unseen, maybe some filing cabinets, the mice will go unnoticed for longer. If the warehouse is more open, the mice will come and go as they please, bringing soil and other pests with them.

Warehouses frequently fall into disrepair as far as pest control is concerned. There are no traps, or the bait is no longer good, or they catch a mouse and are never removed, leaving the corpse to rot and attract other pests. And chemical treatments? Forget about it.

There are so many nooks and crannies in a warehouse, from beams to pipes to utility closets to shelving units. So many times, we deal with a huge mouse problem that was never noticed until people started seeing mice out and about, when mice do all they can to stay invisible to human eyes.

Many warehouses have a lot of variety in what comes in and out of them, and some keep the same kind of item. Think of a warehouse that belongs to a breakfast cereal company to one that ships furniture.

There are plenty of warehouses that store products for multiple entities, like a warehouse that

shelters rented storage pods full of people’s possessions. Mice can enjoy a balanced diet that way.

Mice can eat things you might not expect, like cardboard. They will also chew wood and drywall if it’s in their way. Mice have been known to chew through electrical wires, which is a fire hazard. A mouse can use furniture for homes or take the stuffing back to their nests.

Warehouses frequently offer mice transportation. They get on the trucks, trains, and planes and jet off to new and exciting locales. Mice even get increased genetic diversity from being introduced to new populations— maybe in the next warehouse.

Mice can proliferate freely in warehouses. When they can get into secure spaces that are not often checked, mice are comfortable establishing nests and raising young there. Mice are sexually mature between 4 and 7 weeks old, depending on the species of mouse and the resources available to them. A healthy female mouse can have several litters of pups each year with an average of 8 pups per litter.

They will then mature and raise their own families.

If you own storage space in the Rochester area and do not have a comprehensive pest program in place, contact Rochester Pest Pro on our website or call (585) 486-4815. We have a special deal on right now. Three programs are available: one for residential rodents, one for residential insects and rodents, and an exterior spray program. If you schedule and pay for a 2022 pest prevention and control package by March 23rd, you could save up to $400. Give us a call and find out what’s right for you. We’re always happy to hear from our friends and neighbors.