House Mouse

House Mouse

The house mouse is the most common mouse in Connecticut that pest control specialists are usually called out to get rid of.

The house mouse is the most common mouse in Connecticut that pest control specialists are usually called out to get rid of.  Mus musculus Linnaeus, or better know as the house mouse can easily be told apart from a small rat by their small eyes and small feet.  House mice are close to appearance of small black rats in that they both have large ears, their tails are as long as their head and body, and their feet are short and broad.  The indoor house mouse usually has dark grey hair on its back and light greyish hair on its belly.  House mice living outdoors will have more brownish or sandy looking hair. 

Habits of the House Mouse

The house mouse is likes to nibble or gnaw.  They tend to make small holes or slight damage in many places instead of making a lot of damage at on central point.  The house mouse cannot see very well but it does have a keen sense of smell, touch, and hearing.  The house mouse can run, jump, climb, and swim very well.  Although the house mouse can climb, it cannot climb as well as most rats.

The house mouse will make a nest out of any soft material, such as toilet paper, napkins, and clothing that they chew into small pieces to make a soft bed.  House mice are known to live in a

Each female house mouse will have a litter of 6 to 8 young at a time.  The baby house mouse is ready to go out on its own after three weeks.  The mother house mouse is read to bread again between 3 to 6 weeks after bearing a litter.  She can have 5 to six litter in her lifespan, which lasts up to a year.  One female house mouse can have bear almost 50 mice in her lifetime. 

What does the House Mouse Eat?

The house mouse can and will eat just about anything us humans eat.  House mice like cereals, seeds, fruits, and vegetables.

The house mouse can and will eat just about anything us humans eat.  House mice like cereals, seeds, fruits, and vegetables.  The house mouse is especially fond of sweet liquids like soda and juice.  Because the house mouse is a nibbler it will feed 15 to 20 times a day.  It will never gorge itself; it will instead consume only a small amount of food at each feeding.  The house mouse can live on an extremely small amount of water.  In fact, the house mouse’s daily water need is usually met by the moisture in the food it eats.

Diseases the House Mouse Carries

The house mouse can carry various disease that affect us.  Rat-bite fever, Weil’s Disease, Leptospirosis, Lymphocytic Chorio-meningitis (LCM), Plague, Salmonellosis, and Tularemia all are known to be carried by the house mouse.  You can also get food poisoning from the rodent dropping and/or urine contaminating your food or water.

How to Get Rid of the House Mouse

Although a house mouse infestation may be taken care of by yourself, you may not get rid of the mouse problem in its entirety.  Its best to call a professionally licensed pest control company to get rid of your mice.  At Connecticut Termite and Pest Control we eliminate your house mouse problem in its entirety, seal off your home or business so they don’t get back in, and guarantee our work for a year.

At Connecticut Termite and Pest Control we are very experienced with getting rid of mice and mouse problems. For a free estimate to get rid of your mice in Connecticut give us a call – (203) 935-7357.

Connecticut Termite and Pest Control, LLC is a family-owned, fully licensed pest control company has over 13 years of experience in the pest control industry, and we work under only the most professional, ethical standards. Beginning on our first appointment, we will assess the pest situation on your property and provide a free estimate along with clear information about the treatments, safety steps, and expected results. We will answer all your questions about the products and any alternative treatments available, as well as explaining how we can gain speedy control over your pest problem.  Unlike bigger, national pest control companies we answer the phone when you call.  In most instances we can come out on the same day and find a solution to your pest control problem

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