The secret life of mice
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.
- Mice are nocturnal animals, which means they are active when we're sleeping.
- A mouse can get through a hole as small as ¼ of an inch!
- Mice are omnivorous. They feed on almost anything they have access to.
- The tail of a mouse can be as long as its body.
- Females have between 6 and 10 litters per year, each yielding from 6 to 8 babies.
- Mice are social animals that live in groups. That is why multiple-catch mouse traps are a perfect solution.
- Mice eat 15 to 20 times a day.
- When they feel threatened, mice play dead until all danger has passed.
- There are over 30 species of mice.
- Mice carry several bacteria, viruses and parasites.
- 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.
- 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.
- The teeth of a mouse never stop growing. They can grow by 0.3 mm per day.
- Mice can live for a great while without drinking. They find the water they need in their food.
- Mice travel close to walls. Installing your traps or bait stations where they circulate is a good idea.
- Mice love fat- and sugar-rich foods, such as peanut butter. It is the best bait you can use with your Predator mouse traps.
- Mice prefer new sources of food to those they already know. That is why we recommend installing many bait stations around the house.
- 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!