Integrated Pest Management of the House Mouse in Schools

The house mouse is an asthma trigger and disease vector, and is difficult to manage. Infestations in schools are managed with exclusion, sanitation, decluttering, monitoring, and heavy trapping. Inspections and monitoring focus on droppings, snap traps, and nontoxic baits. Safety precautions should be taken when handling feces and rodent carcasses.

EM 9062    Revised November 2015    6 pages