Mice typically like to get in homes during the winter months to find food, water and a warm place to protect them from the cold.
Mice are big eaters, even though they have small bodies. These critters will actively eat 15-20 times a day.
Mice are active mammals. Mice are great jumpers, climbers and swimmers. They can jump a foot into the air. This allows them to easily access kitchen counters, cupboards and pantries.
Mice are great escape artists. They can squeeze through openings the size of a dime, which is why it is very important to seal holes and cracks around your home. Where utility pipes and lines enter your home is a common place for them to gain access inside.
Mice ususally live an average of about 5 months because of predators like cats, snakes, etc…
Mice carry germs and diseases. Hantavirus and Salmonella are just 2 diseases they spread. Mice can actually carry up to 200 human pathogens.
Mice leave droppings anywhere. They produce between 40-100 droppings a day. While mice travel they leave behind urine droplets everywhere they go as well.
If you see one there is probably more!!! Female mice can start giving birth @ 2 months old. They also have up to a dozen babies every 3 weeks. If you see one, it is best to contact a licensed pest control company to protect your home before the mice take it over.