Mice are a part of the rodent group, which includes squirrels, chipmunks, guinea pigs and more. The best known species of mouse is the house mouse. They can be gray, brown, or black. They have a pointy nose, rounded ears, furry, and has a long tail. Their long tail assists with balance. This species of mouse is very reproductive. The female gestation period is 19-21 days. She can give birth to 3-14 young although, the average is 6-8 young. One female can have 5-10 litters a year. This makes a mouse infestation happen rather quickly. The offspring are born blind, without fur, or ears. The young are weaned at 21 days. Females are ready for reproduction at the age of 6 weeks, and males at 8 weeks. House mice normally live less than 1 year in the wild due to predators and and harsh environments. If the mouse is in captivity or in the right conditions, they may life from 2-3 years.
House Mice often will eat fruits, seeds and grains. They eat both plants and meat, but the house mouse will eat almost anything it can find.
Mice are associated with a number of health risks. In fact, mice are known to spread more than 35 diseases. These diseases can be spread to humans directly, through handling of live or dead rodents, through contact with rodent feces, urine, or saliva, and through mouse bites. Diseases carried by mice can also be spread to humans indirectly, through fleas, ticks, or mites that have fed on an infected mouse.
House mice are nocturnal and look for food at night. They tend to sleep for twelve and a half hours a day. These pests are very territorial with one male mouse living with multiple females. They rely on pheromones for communication.
Mice have huge appetites. They can eat 15 to 20 times per day, so they normally build their homes near places that have easy access to a food source.
Structural Pest Mouse Program
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