House mice are brown or black in color and are usually a little less than a foot long. You can identify them by their droppings, which are black and carry a strong smell. They usually don’t venture out of their nest until night, but occasionally you can spot them scavenging for food earlier in the day.
This type of mouse reproduces quickly, with females capable of having up to ten litters per year. With about five mice per litter, a single mouse can produce up to 50 offspring annually. The mice’s offspring usually only live for a year.
Mice excel in small spaces and they chew through just about any material. They use heightened senses to get around and are able to climb, jump, and even swim when necessary. You can find them during any time of the year, but they tend to stay dormant during the colder months.
If you feel that your home may have a mice problem, contact us for more information on extermination services.