House mice are the most common rodent pest in most parts of the world. They are known to breed rapidly and adapt quickly to changing conditions. In fact, a female house mouse may have five to ten litters a year with up to eight pups in each litter.
House mice prefer to eat seeds and insects, but will eat many kinds of food. They are excellent climbers and can jump up to a foot high, however, they are color blind and cannot see clearly beyond six inches. Despite thier poor sight, these amazing creatures are not restricted in their movements and can manuever throughout our homes quite easily.
House mice live in structures, but they can survive outdoors, too. House mice prefer to nest in dark, secluded areas and often build nests out of paper products, cotton, packing materials, wall insulation, strings and fabrics.
Micro droplets of mouse urine can cause allergies in children. Mice can also bring fleas, mites, ticks and lice into your home. Follow this link www.cdc.gov/rodents/diseases/direct.html to see a list of diseases directly transmitted by rodents.