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Physical Characteristics of Rats and Mice

There are over 70 species of mice and rats widely distributed across North America. The house mouse (Mus musculus) and the Norway rat (Rattus norvegicus) species are in the Muridae family, which is the largest family of rodents and mammals in the world.House mouse: Small head, small feet,... more
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The House mouse

The house mouse (Mus musculus) is considered one of the most troublesome and economically important pests in the United States. House mice live and thrive under a variety of conditions in and around homes and farms. House mice consume food meant for humans or pets. They contaminate... more
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Mouse Biology

The House Mouse (Mus musculus) is a common rodent pest inside people's homes. They are usually around three inches long and weigh less than an ounce. They're quite a bit smaller than rats. They can have up to a dozen litters per year, and up to a dozen baby mice per litter. That's gross! Average... more
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