The secret life of mice

Mice secret life

Here are a few interesting facts about the life of house mice. After you've read this, you'll probably want to take action right away to rid your home of those unwanted rodents. 

  1. Mice are nocturnal animals, which means they are active when we're sleeping.
  2. A mouse can get through a hole as small as ¼ of an inch!
  3. Mice are omnivorous. They feed on almost anything they have access to. 
  4. The tail of a mouse can be as long as its body.
  5. Females have between 6 and 10 litters per year, each yielding from 6 to 8 babies.
  6. Mice are social animals that live in groups. That is why multiple-catch mouse traps are a perfect solution.
  7. Mice eat 15 to 20 times a day.
  8. When they feel threatened, mice play dead until all danger has passed.
  9. There are over 30 species of mice.
  10. Mice carry several bacteria, viruses and parasites.
  11. Mice are used in laboratory experiments because their body and mind work a lot like ours. 98% of human genes have an equivalent in mice.
  12. Mice have an excellent sense of hearing. They can hear high-pitched sounds up to a frequency of 40,000 hertz, which explains why ultrasound devices are effective on mice, but not on humans. We only hear sounds up to a frequency of  20,000 hertz.
  13. The teeth of a mouse never stop growing. They can grow by 0.3 mm per day. 
  14. Mice can live for a great while without drinking. They find the water they need in their food. 
  15. Mice travel close to walls. Installing your traps or bait stations where they circulate is a good idea.  
  16. Mice love fat- and sugar-rich foods, such as peanut butter. It is the best bait you can use with your Predator mouse traps.
  17. Mice prefer new sources of food to those they already know. That is why we recommend installing many bait stations around the house.
  18. Mice explore their environment on a permanent basis. Therefore, they can be seen in many different places, both indoors and outdoors. That's a good reason for installing several bait stations!