House mice breed rapidly and adapt quickly to changing conditions. This common rodent feeds on seeds, fruits, insects, dog food, grains, and other human food. House mice are known as quick runners, climbers, jumpers and swimmers, but rarely travel more than 50 feet from their shelters.
- Length: Body- 2 1/2″ – 3 3/4″
- Region Found: Throughout the United States
- Residential Location: They nest in dark and secluded areas, often build nests in paper products, clutter, insulation, and fabrics. They like to live in and around structures for convenient shelter and access to food.
- Random/Interesting Fact: Mice are color blind and females give birth to an average of six babies up to six times a year.
- Identification: Mice are usually a dusty gray color with a cream colored belly