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MICE

  • Despite their tiny bodies, mice eat between 15 and 20 times a day.
  • Mice feeding habits are different from rats as they feed a little bit from many different place and will travel further away from their nests to find food.
  • A house mouse produces between 40 and 100 droppings per day.
  • Mice are good jumpers, climbers and swimmers.
  • Mice can live in a lab for up to two years, but usually only live for about 5 months in the wild, mostly because of predators, such as cats, snakes and foxes.
  • Mice typically enter our homes between October and February, looking for food, water and shelter from the cold. While these rodents may look cute, mice spread more germs than most people realize.
  • Mice can actually carry as many as 200 human pathogens! If you spot a mouse the house, it is safe to assume there are more or there will be soon. Female mice can give birth when they are two months old and are able to have babies 6 to 10 times per year.
  • Mice can start breeding at 6 to 10 weeks of age and produce 10 to 12 litters per year. The gestation period is 19 to 21 days, with the female re-mating almost immediately after giving birth. Young mice begin eating solid food at 11 days and are weaned at 21 days of age. They have a life span of 1 to 2 years. 
  • Litter size is generally five or six but can be up to 10. The young are born hairless and blind in a nest of collected materials such as grass, paper, hair, cloth remnants or anything soft that is available.
  • If there is no infant mortality, one breeding pair of mice could theoretically produce 500 mice within 21 weeks. That's a lot of mice!

Prevention

  • Mice eat 15-20 times a day, so keep your homes clean and do not leave food out.
  • Be sure to empty kitchen and household garbage cans frequently.
  • Make sure that your home and storage areas are clean and dry.
  • Make sure that you clean your sheds, crawlspaces, and garbage cans often.
  • Close up any small holes and cracks they can come in through.

It''s important to recognize the unique features that mice possess like biology, what they like to eat, what their feeding habits are, this will make dealing with their control much easier CALL BITE BACK PEST CONTROL TODAY!