A house mouse is a broad term for the small mammal living in our homes (and sometimes as pets). They are small and harmless as individuals, but they have an extremely high breeding rate. These little mice can cause extreme damage to your home, leaving holes all over your residence. They are known to invade homes for food and shelter and destroy everything in their path. Some Las Vegas residients believe mice are an easier pest to handle than rats, and that is not true. Mice can cause just as much damage, and are typically distinguished from rats only by their size.
House mice tend to be gray with light-colored bellies. Although fur color can vary from light brown to dark gray depending on the location. House mice commonly have round shaped bodies, with large ears and a pointy nose. Many of our customers notice they have an issue from the urine odor or gnawed holes. These holes are small (about the size of a dime) and are pretty noticeable. Usually the damage they cause are identified before the rodent itself. The only way to tell for sure if you have house mice is a free rodent inspection. Get a free rodent inspection by calling (702) 660-7340.
If you are tired of finding these annoying and potentially dangerous rodents, like the House Mouse, it’s time to call Fortified Pest. We have worked with customers over the years to find reasonable solutions to their pest and rodent problems without using extra chemicals. This means that individuals are less likely to come in contact with pesticides that can harm them. Along with environmentally friendly methods to remove rodents from your home, we also take the time to make sure our team has been licensed, insured, and bonded.
While house mice are generally found all over the world in arid and desert regions they are believed to be endemic to this area. However, some house mice can be found in grassland and forest. They more or less inhabit every arid desert and scrubland.
House mice reproduce throughout the year. Pregnancy lasts for 19 to 21 days with 5-6 babies to be born per litter. The life expectancy of a wild house mouse is approximately 12- 18 months.
House mice spend most of their time in cracks in rocks or in walls, or make underground tunnels. Their activity centers around nesting and stockpiling their food.
Going with the trend of the majority of the pests in the Las Vegas and Clark County area, house mice are known to invade your safe space at home or work year-round. Due to their reliance on humans, house mice can survive through any season. House mice are also nocturnal, making them out to be more active throughout the night.
House mice prefer to live close to humans in places like houses and barns. They commonly eat things such as seeds, roots, leaves, and stems. If available, they will also eat insects and other forms of meat. Due to the nature of their habitat, they will also eat any human food as well as other household materials, and store it for later use.
Although house mice may appear harmless, they are known to carry dangerous diseases that can be spread through mouse parasites or contaminated food. House mice have been implicated in the spread of salmonella through their feces.