The House Mouse – mus domesticus


Adult size (approx.): 9cm 18g


The House Mouse tends to avoid wet or damp conditions sticking to warm, dry environments. In size comparison, a fully-grown House Mouse will still be smaller than a young Rat, with distinctive features. These include a grey/brown fur with a lighter underbelly with small ears. They generally feed on small grains which they de-husk before eating and also enjoy moistened foods with vegetable oils. They can exist on very little water, largely because of the moisture content in the food that they eat.


Biology Diagram - Life Cycle



The House Mouse can cause damage to stored foods such as crops or items around the house. They have been known to carry disease organisms so cleaning up of droppings and places where they may have visited is essential.


The best way to 'get rid of mice' in your home is to have a professional survey carried out.  This can ascertain how the mouse or mice are entering your home.  We are then able to provide you with a free quotation for mouse/mice baiting, proofing measures and health and hygiene issues that may help in the removal of the mice or mouse.  Mice baiting will be carried out throughout the property as they can scurry around nearly everywhere without you realising.  In some cases, it is necessary to bait lofts and basements.  Poisons will be placed in secured bait boxes in areas of discretion.  We may also use mouse traps such as the multi catch mouse trap or the snapper mouse traps.

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