Pest Control Services

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Pest Control Services

Call 0845 468 2412



House mice have an adult body length (nose to base of tail) of 7.5–10 cm (3.0–3.9 in) and a tail length of 5–10 cm (2.0–3.9 in). The weight is typically 10–25 g (0.4–0.9 oz). They vary in colour from white to grey to light brown to black. They have short hair and a light belly. The ears and tail have little hair. House mice thrive under a variety of conditions: they are found in and around homes and commercial structures, as well as in open fields and agricultural lands.


House mice can transmit diseases, and can damage food and food packaging. Some of the diseases the house mouse carries can be deadly: for example, leptospirosis, murine typhus, rickettsialpox, tularemia, lymphocytic choriomeningitis along with many others. House mice can also cause substantial damage when feeding on grain.


The gestation period is about 19–21 days, and they give birth to a litter of three to 14 young (average six to eight). One female can have 5 to 10 litters per year, so the mice population can increase very quickly. Breeding occurs throughout the year. The newborn are blind and without fur. Fur starts to grow about three days after birth, and the eyes open one to two weeks after birth. Males reach sexual maturity at about eight weeks and females at about six weeks, but both can breed as early as five weeks. Any mouse problem has the potential to become a major infestation in a very short period of time.


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