An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure – especially when it comes to pests. Urban Rodentologist Dr. Bobby Coriggan says this includes mice and rats. A mouse only needs one-quarter of a inch to find its way into your home. Once inside, it can survive on one-tenth of an ounce of food a day. That one crumb from your morning bagel is three square meals for a mouse. While you may see them as a deadbeat roommate, a house mouse is the second most successful mammal on earth. Mice and rats have the ability to make decisions and regret wrong decisions – make the right decision and rodent proof your home.