House Mice are mammals in the order Rodentia. Over the years, the house mouse has become domesticated and often referred to as the fancy mouse or the laboratory mouse.
Their behavior is either commensal or noncommencal. Commensal behavior happens when mice are in buildings in urban areas with close proximity to humans. This is when there is an excessive food source. Both male to male and female to female aggression is minimal due to the high population within a condensed space. When inside, they will eat almost all human food with grain-based products such as cereal being their favorite.
Noncommencal behavior happens when the mice are in outside open areas such as shrubs and fields. Due to the free-range of space, both females and males aggression is higher. In both situations, males mark their territories by scent with urine. When outside, they eat insects, nuts, and fruits.
House mice can spread diseases such as salmonella, hantavirus, and listeria through their saliva, droppings, urine, and nesting areas. The larger the infestation, the risk of contracting these deadly diseases increases.
Mice breed year-round, producing five to ten litters per year, with an average of six to eight babies per litter. A family of seven can multiply into seventy over three months. So do not think an infestation can not happen quickly. Due to the diseases, they can cause, it is vital to stop and control the problem immediately.
If you have a mouse problem, contact NJ Pest Control today. We respond quickly and will free your space of mice, providing a safe environment for families.
They vary in color from light brown to gray and black. In the more domesticated mice, the colors can range from white to champagne to black. Their bellies are usually a cream color.
Mice have four feet and five appendages with four of them being feet. One appendage is a tail.
The house mouse size is generally 2 1/2" to 3 3/4" long. The nose to base of the tail is 7.5–10 cm (3.0–3.9 in). The tail length of 5–10 cm (2.0–3.9 in). Their weight is typically 40–45 g (1.4–1.6 oz)
Round shaped body with pointed muzzles.
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