Mice Infestation

What to Know About the House Mouse

It can be stressful to see mice in your house. While house mice are small, they can cause a ton of damage to the home. In addition, these mice can have diseases and may be infested with mites or fleas that harm humans and animals alike. That’s not to mention that they will contaminate a home with feces, urine, and saliva. Knowing more about house mice can make it easier to determine what to do if you see one.

The Appearance of House Mice

A house mouse is furry, small, lightweight, and slender. The tail will be about the same length as the body and head for a total length of about 5.25 to 7.75 inches. The fur tends to be smooth and has dark coloring on the back with white or light brown coloring on the stomach. The tails are dark and mostly naked and their bodies have large ears and small eyes.

Where House Mice Nest

If house mice are in your home, they’ll nest in warm, soft locations. The nests are built to raise their young but they also may do this in storage boxes, attic insulation, drawers with clothes or paper, and unused bedding and furniture. They will find soft items like cotton, cloth, and paper to line the nest in a quiet area.

Why House Mice Are Dangerous

House mice might be annoying but that isn’t the only issue with them in your home. The saliva, urine, and droppings can have diseases that can get into the air. One of the most menacing diseases they may carry is salmonella. It can get into food and cause food poisoning. Some house mice also might carry include jaundice, bubonic plague, and typhus.

Habits of the House Mouse

One of the house mouse’s favorite things to do is eat. They will often feed mainly at dusk and dawn with smaller meals in between. As they move about the house, they will leave urine and droppings behind. Mice mainly stay in their nests in secluded and dark locations. They can also fit through small openings to move around with ease.

When you have house mice in your home, they can damage belongings, eat up food, and even spread disease. The best solution is to call Mice Mob Exterminators to handle the rodents. You can reclaim your home and get tips on how to prevent mice from getting inside again.

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