Mouse Identification Guide
House mouse Mus
Small and slender, three to four inches long, with large ears, small eyes
and pointed nose; light brown or light gray; droppings are rod-shaped.
Nest within structures and burrow; establish a "territory" near food
sources, generally 10 to 30 feet from nest; inquisitive, but very wary;
Omnivorous, prefer cereal grains.
Prolific breeders at two months; can have litters as often as every 40 or
50 days, with four to seven young per litter; live up to one year.
Feed 15 to 20 times
per day; can squeeze through a hole one-fourth inch wide; carry many serious