The house mouse is the most common rodent pest in most parts of the world. They fur can be light brown to black and average 2” in length. It can breed rapidly and adapt quickly to changing conditions. House mice can breed throughout the year and can share nests. The House mouse can live indoors and out. Nests indoors are usually established with 10 – 15’ from a food source. They do not require a constant water source, as they receive sufficient amounts through their food (preferably flours, cereals, pet food, seed products, etc…)
Micro droplets of mouse urine, feces and oil from their fur are used to communicate. To keep mice and other rodents out, make sure all holes of larger diameter than a pencil are sealed. Mice can squeeze through spaces as small as a nickel. Seal any cracks and voids. Don’t overlook proper drainage at the foundation and always install gutters or diverts which will channel water away from the building.