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What Type of Things Do Mice Like to Eat?

Mice eat a lot of things. House mice are technically omnivores and they will eat several foods that can be found in the home. They can cause damage to gardens and crops because of their love for fruits, grains, and seeds. And despite what the cartoons tell you, mice aren’t really that fond of cheese—they’re far more likely to indulge in high-carb foods like rice, peanut butter, and other grains.

The best and worst part about house mice is that they eat just about any available food source that they can find. You don’t have to have a fresh box of oat cereal and new loaves of bread for a mouse to come to make himself at home. Any food that is accessible, not properly stored, or easy to get into is potentially mouse food, and you should see it that way.

If you have had mice problems in the past, it’s only that much more likely that they’ll eat anything they can find to consume. They even like to chew on your drywall, cardboard boxes, paper, electrical wiring, and other items in the home. Most of this destruction is caused in the name of finding nesting materials, but when it comes to food, they’ve got an appetite for whatever will keep them alive.

If you have mice in your home, you may notice them in:

  • Cereal boxes
  • Oatmeal and granola bars
  • Pet food
  • Nuts and seeds
  • Almost any kind of meat
  • Leftovers (left out on the counters)
  • Sweet berries and fruits
  • Plants

The important thing is to stop the food supply from being accessible to the mice. Put cereal and other grains in sealed containers. Keep fruit and leftovers in the fridge, and if you notice you have a mouse problem, immediately put all the food on lockdown so that there is nothing left for them to eat.

Then, you’ll want to call Mice Mob Exterminators to get rid of the mice for good. An exterminator will be able to get to the root of the problem and eradicate the mice so that you don’t have to worry about finding mice (or their droppings) in all your food. You may have to continue to keep things sealed and protected if you can’t get the mice to go away for good, but that will also help you get more freshness out of your food and more peace of mind that there’s nothing the mice want.

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