Small usually light grey in color and weigh about 1/2 ounce. Adults are 5 to 7 inches in length including the 3 to 4 inch tail. Mice have excellent senses; hearing, smell and touch. They do however have rather poor eyesight.
Damage / Signs of Presence:
Actually seeing rats and mice
Rodent gnaw marks
Tunnels in feed
Rub marks (greasy marks left behind)
They can contaminate much more than they can consume. Mice have a constant urine trail they leave behind.
Mice can fit through very small openings smaller than the tip of your pinky. They can also jump 12 inches vertically and are excellent climbers. These traits allow the house mouse to become quite a problem, at times infiltrating homes.
Grains, seeds and cereals are their choice, but will also eat what's on hand
Females can have 10 litters a year with 5 to 6 young with each litter. The young reach sexual maturity in 6 to 10 weeks. The life span of a house mouse is 9 to 12 months.
Wide variety of control methods depending on the infestation and location. They range from:
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