House Mouse

 Identification and Control

Proper identification is an important first step in controlling ants.

Mus musculus

How to Identify an 

House Mouse

The house mouse is brown-gray in color and a lighter colored belly with large ears. Their tail doesn’t have any hair and is about the same length as the head and body combined.

Where do they come from?

House mice prefer to nest in protected areas near a food supply and heat. If they are nesting indoors, they will be in dark corners and behind appliances that produce heat.

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What do they look like?

House mice are brown-gray in color and a lighter colored belly
Gray house mouse nose and whiskers
House mice also have large ears
House mice have a hairless tail which is also the same length as its head and body

Where do they live?

Mice do play a role in transmission of diseases to humans. Pathogens canoe transmitted through a rodent’s bite directly or from a flea, tick, or mite, that has bit the rodent and then bites a human. Pathogens can be also be transmitted via direct contamination of food or water via rodent feces or urine.


Mus musculus


2-4 inches long


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