housemice
  • The house mouse is the most common rodent pest in most parts of the world. It can breed rapidly and adapt quickly to changing conditions.
  • A female house mouse gives birth to a litter of approximately six mice about 19 days after mating and is capable of mating again in two days.
  • Can produce six to 10 litters a year.
  • Are able to mate two months after birth.
  • Can produce 2,500 heirs in six months, with ideal conditions and no mortality.
  • Establish a nesting site near sources of food and feed 15 to 20 times a day.

Habitat:
House mice live in structures, but they can live outdoors.

Threats:
Micro droplets of mouse urine can cause allergies in children. Mice can also bring fleas, mites, ticks and lice into your home.

Prevention:
To keep mice and other rodents out, make sure all holes of larger diameter than a pencil are sealed. Mice can squeeze through spaces as small as a nickel. Seal any cracks and voids. Don’t overlook proper drainage at the foundation and always install gutters or diverts which will channel water away from the building.