The best way to keep mice away is to seal up potential entry points of homes and structures. Entry points can easily be found by checking interior walls for light coming through small cracks and by feeling the interior air for movement. It is also a good idea to contact a professional exterminator for a full assessment of potential entry points for mice and other rodents.Know More
Small cracks and holes can easily be sealed up with inexpensive caulking material. In addition to sealing up entry points, it is always a good idea to cover up all windows with screens, as well as cover drains with 1/4 inch of meshing material, as mice are too large to slip in through the mesh. Mice enter homes and structures in search of food, water and shelter.
Mice are also known to take up residence in outdoor garbage cans, sheds, wood piles and junk cars. It is always important to keep outdoor trash cans and wood piles tightly covered and sealed. Many people make the common mistake of leaving pet food in dishes outside. Pet food not only attracts mice, but it also attracts raccoons and possums. This can be easily avoided by clearing pet food dishes as soon as the animals are finished eating.Learn more about Rodents
Mice are good swimmers, and they have the ability to swim for prolonged periods of time. However, it is not an activity that mice enjoy as it causes a great amount of anxiety.Full Answer >
Like many other mammals, mice reproduce by mating with one another by using their sexual reproductive organs. Mice are polygamous, which means that male mice often mate with several different females. Breeding between mice occurs all throughout the year and commonly results in female mice giving birth to around five or six young per litter.Full Answer >
Sugar mice are a type of dessert commonly consumed with coffee or tea. Often sold as packaged candies, sugar mice each typically contain a "tail" made with cotton and a body made of icing sugar.Full Answer >
Mice can see, although their vision is poor and they are also color blind. The mouse's senses of smell and hearing are more heightened, by comparison. In particular, its sense of smell is so developed that a mouse can detect chemical traces of drugs or explosives if properly trained.Full Answer >