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House Mouse

House Mouse

The house mouse (Mus musculus) is a troublesome and costly rodent in Houston and surrounding areas.

House mice thrive under a variety of conditions. House mice are found in and around homes and commercial buildings as well as in open fields and on agricultural land.

House mice consume and contaminate food for humans, pets and other animals such as livestock. In addition, they cause considerable damage to structures and property eating through wires and other objects. House mice can transmit pathogens that cause diseases.

Identifying a House Mouse

House mice are small rodents with large ears and small, black eyes. They usually weigh a 1/2 ounce and are light brownish to gray. An adult is about 5 to 7 inches long, including the 3- to 4-inch tail.

Droppings, fresh gnaw marks, and tracks indicate areas where house mice are active. House mice nests are made from paper they shred or other fibrous material, usually in sheltered locations.

House mice have a characteristic musky odor that reveals their presence. Mice are active mostly at night, but they can be seen at times during daylight hours.

House Mouse In-Depth

House mice are very adaptable animals and often lives in close association with humans, along with rats. House mice are more common and more difficult to control than rats.

Although house mice prefer eating grains, they will nibble and eat food they find. Mice have sharp senses of taste, hearing, smell, and touch.

They also are excellent climbers and can run up various vertical surfaces. They will run horizontally along wire cables or ropes & can jump up to 12 inches from the floor onto a flat surface.

Mice can squeeze through openings slightly larger than 1/4 inch across. Female house mice may have 5 to 10 litters of about 5 or 6 young. Young are born 19 to 21 days after conception, and they reach reproductive maturity in 6 to 10 weeks. The life span of a mouse is usually 9 to 12 months.


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