Integrated Pest Management of the House Mouse in Schools

Tim Stock, Robert Corrigan, PhD and Dawn Gouge
EM 9062 | Revised October 2019, Reviewed 2023


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.

About the authors

Robert Corrigan, PhD
RMC Pest Management Consulting
Dawn Gouge
University of Arizona

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