Here are some little known facts about mice. Some may surprise you, some should help you protect your home and family from infestations.
- Mice can enter your home through a hole as small as a ¼ inch in diameter!
- They require food, moisture and shelter to survive and most often enter the home during the colder, fall and winter months.
- They are excellent climbers and can jump as high as a foot in the air!
- They carry and can spread diseases like salmonella, hantavirus, bubonic plague and more…
- They can introduce ticks, mites, fleas and more pests into the home.
- A single female mouse can mother as many as 150 offspring in their short 5 month lifespan.
- A single mouse can produce 40-100 droppings per day.
- Rodents are believed to be responsible for up to 25% of house fires in the U.S. every year.
- For more fascinating facts about mice and other rodents visit the PestWorld website.