Mice may produce between 50 to 80 droppings per night. So one of the most obvious signs of infestation is the presence of droppings. With an active infestation shiny and soft droppings indicate they are fresh therefore mice are present or have been in recent hours. A mouse's urine and is strong and because mice tend to urinate frequently its presence is highlighted by an ammonia smell, especially noticeable in enclosed spaces!
Scratching noises, shredded or torn paper and fabric used for nesting are also indications of a mouse in the house-although we know that it is highly unlikely that there is just one Mice are capable of reproducing form as young as four weeks old with an average litter size containing up to 12 young! So the chances of you just having one small furry house guest are very small!
Let’s Check Out Our Top 10 Mouse Facts
1. Mice are crepuscular, meaning that they are most active at twilight (dawn and dusk), although they can sometimes be seen during the day.
2. Mice are not incontinent, but they do scent-mark pathways and territories.
3. The average life expectancy of a house mouse is 9-12 months.
4. Mice can carry both Salmonella and listeria which is harmful to both humans and animals.
5. In fact, mice can actually carry as many as 200 human pathogens!Mice can squeeze through a 6mm gap.
6. Mice are very nimble animals and can run very fast.
7. It has been known for a mouse to reach a speed of 7.5 miles per hour.
8. A baby mouse is called a 'pinky', a male is called a 'buck' and a female is called a 'doe'.
9. A female could have as many as 150 offspring in a single year!
10. The Grey House Mouse and Deer Mouse are the two most common among mice that invade our homes and buildings.A mouse will eat up to 20 times a day.
Preventing A Mouse Infestation
Holes in the outside of the property need to be closed. This includes spaces around pipes and gaps under doors.
All food, including that for animals, should be kept in airtight containers.
Rubbish should also be stored in secure containers mice are not fussy where their meal comes from.
If you notice signs of infestation do not delay in calling a professional before the problem escalates.
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