Mice Control – Exterior of your House

You can add-on exterior bait stations to our Prevent-A-Mouse ™  program and create a zone of protection around our home. In fact, about 80% of our customers opt for protection -because it makes sense.  You can protect AC units, generators, pool pump systems, campers, and even sheds.

This add-on makes sense. It makes maintenance convenient and very economical. Maintaining exterior stations costs less.

Most homeowner see the benefit from exterior bait stations that are placed specifically in areas conducive to mouse activity. Landscaping and other home features can create habitat for mice. Areas of risk from mice include:

  1. Shrubs, flowers, mulch, and ivy.
  2. Decks
  3. Bump out windows that are low to the ground.
  4. Woodpiles

How much rodenticide will fit into the exterior station?

The EPA limits the number of blocks we can legally install in each placement.  The rodenticide label that we follow for house mice allows us to place up to 2 blocks per station.  Stations need to be spaced at least 8-10 feet apart. These controls help manage risk to non-target animals.

How many mice will 1 block kill?

A single Contrac Blox (block) weighs 28 grams and the lethal dose for mice is 1/2 gram.  Therefore, one block has the capability to kill a maximum of 56 mice. It is possible for mice to consume more than the lethal does because mice eat an average of 2-3 grams each day.  Mice have multiple sources of food, and do not rely on rodenticide exclusively.  Using this information, we know that a single block will control 9-56 mice and it probably falls somewhere in the middle.  The house mouse is a nibblers.  They gnaw corners of the bait and consume food during their daily explorations of their territory.

We can place up to 2 blocks per placement, which will control somewhere between 18-112 mice per exterior station.

Safety of the Exterior Bait Stations.

The exterior stations that we sell meet the highest level of safety available. These stations are dog and child tamper-resistant.  The stations are manufactured by Bell Labs and have undergone EPA testing. The testing demonstrated that 50 children could not access the interior.  Additionally, the stations were exposed to dogs for 2 hours without failure. These stations meet the highest level of safety available – Tier 1 safety status. Testing Info