10 Interesting Facts About Mice
It can be a frustrating and challenging task to figure out
how to get rid of house mice
One way that can help is to learn a little more about these common rodents.
Here are a few interesting facts about mice
- Mice have a very fast metabolism and need to eat and drink a lot, often as many as
15 to 30 times day. That's why they love our nice, warm houses with plentiful food.
- Mice like to make their homes close to their food sources, seldom venturing more
than about 30 to 50 feet away from their nests.
- Despite their small size, mice are extremely adept at climbing, jumping, and
- House mice are very prolific breeders. They can start breeding by around
two months of age, typically have 4 to 7 babies per litter, and can produce
as many as 5 to 10 litters in a single year! Imagine: if one single female
produces 5 babies, 7 times in a year... that's an extra 35 mice! That's
why it's important to get a handle on controlling mice
as soon as you are aware there is a problem.
- Baby mice are born hairless and with their eyes closed. They start
taking little trips away from the nest at around 3 weeks of age and also
start eating solid food.
- House mice typically live less than one year.
- If you see one mouse, there are usually many more.
- Mice can pass a wide array of diseases
and parasites to humans, some minor and some very serious. That's why it's important to
properly dispose of any dead mice or their droppings,
and to clean and disinfect after the mouse problem has been resolved.
- Most of their senses (hearing, taste, touch, and smell) are excellent,
although their vision is poor.
- Mice are nocturnal, wandering around at night and leaving their droppings
along the way. They can leave as many as 50 to 80 droppings a day as they
explore... another good reason to address a mouse problem as soon as it
These facts about mice can help to give a better idea of the habits and
behavior of the rodent you're trying to control. Several
humane pest control methods
are available to remove house mice. Once the mice have been removed from the
home, homeowners should turn their attentions towards exclusion methods and
preventive pest control to stop
the mouse problem from happening again.