Mouse in the house? Pests-Randstad knows what to do

Mouse in the house? Pests-Randstad knows what to do
Mouse in the house? Pests-Randstad knows what to do

Mice in the house are not wanted. Besides the fact that the mouse can cause gnawing damage, it also brings other things with it. In this series of blogs, Ongedierte-Randstad provides you with information about different types of pests. They teach you how to recognize different types of pests and what you can do about them.

The house mouse ranges in size from approximately 75 mm to 100 mm. “Genetically speaking, five types of mice can be found in the Netherlands. The most common is the “western house mouse”, says Jip van den Bogaert (Pests-Randstad). These rodents are known as culture followers because they follow humans and can therefore be found wherever humans are.

Smell and touch

Mice see almost nothing and rely mainly on smell and touch. They follow their scent trail with their good noses. They create this scent trail by spraying their urine everywhere. You could also smell it in places where they come a lot. They feed on a varied diet. Preference is given to insects, seeds, worms, but also to human treats such as chips, chocolate, rice or sugar. For lack of anything better, they even feed on glue, soap, candles and much more.

Pests arise quickly

Mice prefer dark and warm environments and reproduce all year round. A female has a gestational period of three weeks and can give birth to four to nine young per litter, which are adult and sexually mature after two months. This cycle repeats about ten times a year, which can quickly cause mouse infestations.

Mice can cause gnawing damage to all your important and expensive equipment, which can also cause a short circuit and fire. In addition, mice can carry diseases such as salmonella, Weil’s disease and hantavirus. This can make not only people ill, but also pets such as dogs or cats.

Do you think you are bothered by mice? Then take here Contact Vergedierte-Randstad so they can help you. This way you can live in a clean house without mice again.

The article is in Dutch

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