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Facts About House Mice You Might Not Know

Did you know that there are approximately 30 species of mice and that the most popular one to keep as a pet is the house mouse? But before we delve into our facts about house mice, be aware that other mice in your house are the type you need to get rid of, and the best way to do this is to call a mouse exterminator. Mice as pets are great, but no one wants mice running around in the house!

If you find that you have mice in your property you will need to call out a mouse exterminator!

Carry on reading, and we will tell you all about mice. You are most likely to see mice at night as they are nocturnal animals and are most active between dusk and dawn. You may see a mouse during the day, but it is only when it is searching for food or its nest has been disturbed. Otherwise they are nocturnal creatures.

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Some Surprising Facts About House Mice…

  • Mice have a really good sense of smell. Mice have pretty poor vision, but they make up for it with other senses. They can smell humans, and this is why it is important for the mouse exterminator to place the traps, mice bait and mice poison whilst wearing gloves. This is so that they hide their human scent, otherwise this scent will scare off the mice and they won’t approach the traps.
  • Another sense which is important to mice is their sense of hearing, they are able to hear high frequency sounds. Imagine how intense this sense is as humans cannot even hear this frequency or pitch.
  • Mice are extremely smart. They use communication to help each other, and their squeals, squeaks and scents are the methods they use to communicate. This can make getting rid of mice extremely difficult for a mouse exterminator, as mice could be communicating to stay away from the traps that are being left to catch them on.
  • Mice have an incredibly good memory. This can create difficulties for a mouse exterminator because if a mouse has been scared off from an area previously, they may never return to this area and therefore avoid the traps that have been left for them. This is one of our favourite facts about house mice.

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And Did You Also Know That…

  • Mice have teeth that never stop growing. Most importantly when a mouse is trapped in your house, it will gnaw through anything that it finds. They will chew on all types of materials and this will include your sofas and armchairs. They even chew through wires!! This means that they can cause serious damage to your TV, dishwasher or carpets. Just imagine the damage that can be done to your household items by just one little mouse!!
  • Mice are extremely agile. It is not a myth that mice can climb walls, but they can also jump. This unfortunately means that if you have a mouse infestation in your house they could also climb into your bed!
  • Mice are accustomed to travelling through tight spaces. They spend their time burrowing tunnels as they can fit into surprisingly small spaces. A mouse is only limited by the size of its skull as to what size hole it can fit through. It may be the case that the mouse will gnaw the area to make a hole bigger to fit through. This is because the mouse is a burrowing animal.

As well as wanting to find out facts about house mice, people want to know how to get rid of mice in the house. The best way is to call a pest control company who will lay mice traps and mice repellent. Diamond Pest Control can suggest the best mice treatment for you, and possible mice deterrent for your property.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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