Pest control equipments

House mouse

Mus musculus

The house mouse is a small rodent mammal, with sharp nose, spread on all continents and can be found at altitudes above 2,500 meters, where there are human settlements.

Details

Mus musculus species is spread throughout Romania, from plains to mountains goals.

Features

  • Length: 7-11 cm (head and body).

  • Tail length: 7-10 cm.

  • Weight: 20-25 grams.

  • The upper side of the body is gray, gray-brown and the belly is light brown or whitish.

  • The tail is covered with shaped ring scales and only occasionally furnished.

  • At birth, the calves do not have fur, they are pinkish.

  • The muzzle is short, green eyes and the hind legs are shorter than the front ones.

  • The house mouse is a good runner and climber.

  • Under optimal conditions (most often around human settlements and housing), house mice breed year-round, which means that a female is making babies 4-6 times a year.

  • Omnivorous diet (they prefer, however, crumbled and pelleted foods and seeds, grain and industrial plants).

  • House mouse lives in pairs and defend their territory aggressively.

  • House mice are active in the evening and night and show a pronounced territorial behavior.

Behavior

The house mouse is found both in and around buildings of all types and in nature. Populations living on fields, retreat during winter in buildings, barns, bridges and heating vents, which is why they are real pests for supplies and hygiene.

Mice are causing significant damage in warehouses, supermarkets, and in hotels and restaurants. Besides the fact that they consume any type of food, they contaminate the food print it with a strong stench of urine. The mice are carring parasites and pathogens and many can easily transmit Salmonella, viruses and parasites, mites and fleas. Individuals migrating durring summer to field crops, produce considerable damage during harvest.

Did you know...

  • House mouse eats 20 times a day and daily food consumption up to 10% of body weight?

  • If they eat foods that contain seeds or at least 12% proteins, they can live without water?

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