Category: Rodents

What do mice look like?

A mouse is a small rodent with a pointed nose, furry round body, large ears and a long, often hairless, tail. There are hundreds of types of mice, divided into subfamilies of either Old World or New World species. Common varieties include deer mouse, house mouse, field mouse, wood mouse, dormouse,... more
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Mice Sizes

Mice come in a wide variety of colors and sizes. Some common mice colors are white, brown and grey. Some are very tiny and others are around the size of a baked potato. Mice typically grow from 1 to 7 inches (2.54 to 18 centimeters) in length and weigh between 0.5 and 1 ounce (.23 to .028... more
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Where do mice live?

Mice are hardy creatures that are found in nearly every country and type of terrain. They can live in forests, grasslands and man made structures easily. Mice typically make a burrow underground if they live out in the wild. Their burrow helps protect them from predators. Their natural predators... more
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What do mice eat?

If you believe what you see in cartoons, you would think that mice eat cheese. Actually, they like to eat fruits, seeds and grains. They are omnivorous, which means they eat both plants and meat, and the common house mice will eat just about anything it can find. In fact, if food is scarce, mice... more
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Baby mice

When homes are infested with mice, humans will often find chewed up wires, books, papers and insulation around their home. Mice aren't eating these items, they are chewing them into pieces that they can use to make their nests. This is because mice nests are made from whatever the female mouse... more
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How to keep pests and unwanted visitors away

Once you've identified a pest or animal problem, the last thing you want is a repeat. To prevent a future infestation, start by inspecting your home for any holes or gaps that pests could use as an entry point. Next, aim to keep your gutters free of debris, and don't leave food scraps lying... more
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Rats in your walls

Like mice, rats tend to get into food packages and containers that can be chewed through, so if you see bite marks on packaging, throw those things out and prepare for the possibility that you might have a rat infestation. Rats are nocturnal creatures, so if you have a problem with them, you'll... more
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Mice in your walls

Mice have a tendency to carve out pathways in your home that they travel in. As such, if you hear noises that seem to follow a distinct pattern, you could have a problem with mice on your hands. Some other clues that mice have invaded your space include the presence of mouse droppings in your home,... more
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Rodent Nests

Rodents prefer to nest in dark, secluded areas where there is little chance of disturbance. House mice, specifically, like to build their nests out of shredded paper products, cotton, packing materials, wall insulation and fabrics. If you see these materials scattered around the home, it might be... more
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Rodent Gnaw marks

Rodents can cause serious property damage by chewing through almost any type of material – including plastic and lead pipes – to obtain food or water. House mice and Norway rats are also known to gnaw on wires behind walls, which can increase the risk for a fire in the home. It’s necessary to... more
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