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The House Mouse is aptly named as it is generally found in buildings where they seek out warmth and shelter to nest and feed. They measure 6-9cm in body length and the tail can grow upto 10cm beyond this. They are lightweight (around 25g, the same as a slice of bread) and they range slightly in colour from grey to pale brown.

Mice often use ultrasound to communicate as they have an incredible sense of sound. They are particularly spooked by sudden noises and this makes them difficult to spot. The evidence of their presence is a little easier to identify though with the damage to food packets and woodwork etc that they leave behind.

Mice predominantly build their nests out of cloth, wool and paper and will find an undisturbed place to hide them. This is typically in loft spaces, under floorboards and in wall cavities. Basically, anywhere that is quiet with access to food, especially in the colder months. Although mice can squeeze through a gap as small as 5mm, even though the mouse hole is usually 2-3cm wide. They are mostly active through the night which is when you will generally hear them scampering around, looking for food. 

Mice will not take all their food from a single source, instead they will take a nibble from several places, storing it in their cheeks before taking it back to the nest to feed their young. They do not need a water source as they gain sufficient moisture from their food. 

​Mice can spread disease to humans on their feet as they walk along worktops etc eg Salmonella and Listeria, which can cause food poisoning. 

Mice need to gnaw almost constantly in order to control the length of their incisors. They will chew through absolutely anything from electrical cables, water/gas pipes, packaging products/woodwork and anything they can get their teeth around. This can often be a one of the major problems associated with having these pests nesting on your property as it has been attributed to house fires and floods.

Due to the inaccessibility of their nesting places it can be very difficult to manage the problem without employing an expert. Trained pest control specialists will have a better know how and materials at their disposal. They can also offer advice on how to minimise future infestations.