Mouse Facts: What You May Not Know
Get the 411 on these pesky rodents
Mice are common household pests — especially during fall and winter. While these tiny rodents may appear cute and harmless, they spread dirt, disease, and can even cause property damage. Still, there’s more to mice than meets the eye. Here are a few interesting mouse facts you may not know.
- Like humans, mice get cold in the fall and winter. They tend to seek shelter between the months of October and February, often in our homes. Here, they find the shelter, food, and water they need to survive.
- Mice use their whiskers for a number of purposes. Their whiskers help them sense surface textures as they walk along walls. They also alert them to changes in the weather, including temperature and wind.
- Because of their small size, mice are vulnerable to a number of predators in the wild. Birds, cats, snakes, and foxes are just a few of the many animals known to prey on mice. Therefore, mice tend not to stray more than 20′ away from the safety of their nest when in search of food.
- Mice can get nearly anywhere they want. They are good swimmers, climbers, and jumpers. Mice are also able to squeeze into tiny spaces as small as a dime. This contributes to their ability to make their way into your home.
- Mice have strong jaws and incisor teeth that continue to grow throughout their lives, so they are constantly searching for items to chew on. This includes food packages, electrical wires, and anything that might come between them and a potential food source.
- Despite the fact that humans are unable to hear it, mice are vocal creatures that communicate using ultrasonic sounds. They are also believed to be empathetic animals that use facial expressions to express emotion to one another.
Once inside your home, mice carry disease and cause property damage, making them a danger to have in your home. Keep them out of your house with the help of an experienced team of pest professionals, like Resolution Pest. Our team knows how to eradicate mouse infestations and other rodent problems. Contact us today by calling 610-337-7378 to schedule a free estimate.
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