A few facts about mice
House mice can be brown or grey, have large ears and small eyes. An adult mouse weighs about half an ounce and measures 5.5 inches to 7.5 inches including the tail, which measures 3 to 4 inch in itself.
Although mice predominantly feed on cereals, they do eat other foods too. They drink water within their reach but can do without it if the food they are eating has some moisture content. With their acute senses of smell, hearing and sight, mice are not easy to exterminate from your home without the assistance of professionals.
How to track mice
House mice will hide in many places, such as under the fridge, behind the bath panels, cupboards and so on, anywhere that seems secluded and out of reach. They will then venture out of their hiding places for food and water. It is easy to know when you have been infested by house mice, with the main pointer being damage to the property. However, if you notice bits of food or cereal that seem to have been nibbled on, it is a sure sign you have mice. If you have never had mice before, it can be hard for you to know how to get rid of them because their presence can be elusive. Should you suspect their presence, you should contact mouse pest control professionals for diagnosis, extermination and follow up as soon as possible, before their numbers grow.
There are other ways to identify a mice problem. Look for droppings, tracks and fresh gnawing on furniture. All these signs indicate the presence of mice. You may also find mouse nests, made from minute shredded paper or cloth. If you are good with sensing smells, you will sense their definitive musky odour. You may also hear them scratching in the walls of the house. They are nocturnal creatures, coming out mostly when it is dark.