House Mice

Mus domesticus
House Mice – Rodent Exterminators & Rodent Pest Control
Pest Stats
Color: Dusty gray with a cream belly
Legs: 4
Shape: Round
Size: 2 1/2 - 3 3/4" long
Antennae: No
Region: Found throughout U.S.
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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. In fact, a female house mouse can give birth to a half dozen babies every three weeks, and can produce up to 35 young per year.



Habits

House mice prefer to eat seeds and insects, but will eat many kinds of food. They are excellent climbers and can jump up to a foot high, however, they are color blind and cannot see clearly beyond six inches.



Habitat

House mice live in structures, but they can survive outdoors, too. House mice prefer to nest in dark, secluded areas and often build nests out of paper products, cotton, packing materials, wall insulation and fabrics.



Threats

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