House Mice (Mus Domesticus)

Color:   Light brown to black.
Legs:   Four
Shape:   Round
Size:   2″
Antennae:   No
Flight:   No

House mice are found in all 50 states.

Nearly any home or business has hosted the house mouse. Some have even been domesticated.

The house mouse is a small rodent, weighing less than an ounce. House mice easily adapt to living in close proximity to humans. They prefer to eat seeds and nuts, but constantly nibble on things to find food sources.

House mice will make a home in any structure. When the weather allows, they nest in open fields, moving into the nearest building when it becomes cold.

House mice can be a terrible nuisance, contaminating food, gnawing anything and everything, and leaving droppings throughout your home or business. They also carry some diseases.

Eliminate piles of debris around your home or business to discourage nesting. Keep possible entrances tightly sealed. Food should be stored in airtight containers and crumbs should be cleaned up immediately. House mice are prolific breeders and if you find an infestation you should call a pest control agency as soon as possible.