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Habitat

House mice have a variety of natural habitats, which are mostly influenced by humans. They are the most common laboratory mouse and are bred extensively in captivity throughout the world. This may be for use in a lab, but they are also very common pets and are sold in the millions around the world at pet stores or by home breeders. House mice have become domesticated over time and are very sociable and interactive creatures.

Their natural habitat is also particularly flexible. House mice live in both rural and urban areas but may move to other locations to meet their dietary needs. House mice may be found near water but do not typically live near wetlands. They prefer cereal grains and other crops, and as such, are an agricultural rodent. In spite of this, these creatures can eat pretty much anything, including common household items or materials. Like many mice, they nest. A mouse nest is a burrow or sanctuary in which they can seek protection.

Control Or Elimination

Deep cleaning is strongly recommended, and further cleaning may be required in the duration of pest control or after any dead mice are found. This can also help reduce the risk of disease, which may be transported by these rodents.

Maintenance

House mice can jump, though not very high. This means you should ensure that trees with extended branches are trimmed, the grass is kept low and that trash cans are secure. These scavengers will look anywhere for food, so general maintenance is necessary to prevent mice from going where they shouldn’t.

Mouse Traps

Mouse traps work by reducing the population number. How many you use depends on the size of the infested area and how many suspected house mice you have. Traps work by baiting the mouse to the device before snapping shut and killing it. These traps should be removed, and emptied regularly because they can create sanitation problems.

Cats

These trained predators are magnificent at keeping mice populations low in general and are especially useful in rural areas where other rodents may also cause pest problems. They can be used as a preventative and control method.

 

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