Scientific name: Mus musculus.
Commonly known as ‘House Mice’, these small rodents can cause significant problems in our homes and surroundings. With their notorious ability to reproduce rapidly, it is crucial to address the issue promptly.
Characterised by brown or grey fur, House mice have a head and body length of approximately 8-10cm, with their tail length being round the same length again. They feature a pointed nose with large, hairy ears and pink feet.
House Mice are highly opportunistic eaters and invaders, consuming a wide range of materials including food, paper, fabric, and even grease particles. Their presence within a building structure can lead to food contamination, property damage, and potential health risks to humans and pets alike.
House mice are more likely to reside inside building structures including garages and sheds, and will chew holes up to 20mm in diameter in walls and floors – Surprisingly, they are very capable of squeezing through gaps as small as 8mm!
Taking proactive measures to prevent mice infestations is of utmost importance to safeguard our living spaces and workplaces from these pesky critters.