House Mouse (Mus domesticus)
House Mouse (Mus domesticus). Mice are the most common pest in both domestic and commercial premises and can contaminate food stuffs and cause serious structural damage to properties.
The Key Facts About House Mouse…
The common House Mouse (Mus domesticus) can grow up to 90mm in length, from the tip of its snout to the start of its tail which is longer than its head and body, often up to 100mm in length.
House Mice can burrow in the ground but when found indoors usually nest within stored materials. Mice are good climbers and extremely inquisitive but rarely seen and property owners often only become aware that they have mice when they see droppings or the damage they have caused. The damage can be serious and 15% of house fires are caused by rodents like House Mouse (Mus domesticus), gnawing through electricity cables and gas pipes.
House Mouse (Mus domesticus) live for up to 12 months and breed prolifically, reaching sexual maturity 42 days after birth, and can produce 8 litters a year, each litter containing between 5-6 offspring.
House Mouse (Mus domesticus) Significance of Control…
Mice tend to prefer eating cereal based products, but will eat cheese, fruit, vegetables, and chocolate, in fact most things that man will eat. Due to their size Mice do not eat huge quantities but can cause a lot of damage to foodstuffs by defecating and urinating in and on the foods they are eating. Mice carry diseases such as salmonella and also transmit a type of Leptospirosis, but not Weil’s disease.
Being so small they can enter buildings through gaps as small as 6mm. Mice build nests which are hard to find, populating an area with new colonies quickly with devastating effect. House Mouse (Mus domesticus). The difficulty of preventing mice entering buildings coupled with rapid colonisation means that infestations should be treated urgently to regain control.
It is important to get rid of Mice quickly before they damage pipes, cables and / or contaminate food stuffs. Mice are adaptable, highly mobile and breed rapidly. This combination makes control a difficult task for the untrained individual.
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