Mice are generally nocturnal and are sensitive to bright lights. These little rodents have a superior sense of hearing, smell, taste and touch. They can memorize the locations of food, pathways and obstacles. They like to live in close proximity to humans whom they rely on for food and shelter. They remain close to their nest and to a food source.
Mouse droppings are 1/4″ seed like. Their tracks are tiny 1/2″ prints with 4 toes on the front paw and 5 toes on the back paw. These nuisance critters in your house can damage inside walls, eat wiring and insulation, shredding paper, cardboard or clothing and chewing baseboards, doors, window panes and cabinets.
Mice can memorize the locations of food, pathways and obstacles!
Mice generally range between 70-95mm in length with a tail just as long. Their small feet and head with large eyes and ears make them distinguishable from other rodents.
Mice live in colonies, or family groups. Each colony establishes its own territory by urine and feces markings. In the wild, some mice like to burrow underground, while others live in nests on the surface. House mice prefer forested areas, pastures, grassy fields, and farmland, hiding in underbrush or other dense vegetation, such as tall grasses, shrubs, and vines. However, in populated areas, mice like to live near humans.
Mice begin to reproduce at 6-10 weeks of age and gestation is approximately 20 days. They can give birth to as many as 10 litters per year. Life expectancy of a mouse living in the wild is 5-6 months. In ideal conditions a mouse can live up to 2 to 3 years.
We always try to find the most humane and least stressful options in removing the nuisance animals. Sometimes different animals, pests or situations may require different solutions. We are always prepared for whatever wildlife or pest issue you have.