As the winter approaches, mice will start looking for shelter and food for their survival during these cold months. This is a serious cause of concern because if left unchecked it can lead to a full-blown infestation. Mice are pretty interesting creatures and here are some interesting facts about mice that will amaze you.
Mice can squeeze through the tiniest of gaps!
Mice have the amazing ability to flatten their bodies which allows them to squeeze through gaps as small as 6mm. That’s roughly the size of a pencil.
This amazing ability of theirs makes it even more difficult for homeowners to identify the source of an infestation hence it is recommended to throughly inspect your property for any minuscule gaps and holes.
Mice are like the Daredevil
If you’re familiar with the popular Netflix show Daredevil, you know that due to his lack of vision the other senses in his body heightened beyond normal capacity.
That is something both mice and Daredevil have in common. Due to their poor vision, mice rely on their other senses such as smell, hearing and touch to get around.
Mice are not fond of the cold weather
It’s most relevant that we talk about mice and their habits as the winter approaches. They are not particularly fond of the cold weather and prefer to squat in your homes and businesses to escape the cold and find a warm place with available food sources for the cold months ahead.
Mice possess weak eyesight
Since we already conducted a thorough analysis between mice and Daredevil it is safe to say that this fact is pretty self-explanatory. They lack proper vision but their other senses make up for this shortcoming.
Their teeth never stop growing
Much like the other rodent species, mice possess a set of incisor teeth that never stop growing. Their teeth grow at the rate of 0.3mm a day which is the reason mice have to constantly gnaw on regular household items to grind their teeth down to reasonable length.
Mice have supersonic hearing
We are not finished listing the various superpowers mice possess. A mouses hearing is far superior compared to ours. Research suggests that mice can hear ultrasound up to 90kHz,
To make things interesting mice use this ability to communicate with each other and even serenade one another with romantic songs.
Mice are amazing at high jump
Apart from supersonic hearing they can also jump to incredible heights. Mice have been recorded to jump to a height of around 25.4cm. Considering their average size is between 3 and 10 cm, that’s quite an impressive ability.
Mice are fantastic climbers
To top their impressive jumping skills, mice are also amazing at climbing. Not only do they have amazing rope climbing ability, but they can also scale any rough vertical surfaces up to 2 meters high.
Mice have OCD when it comes to travelling
Een with all their superpowers and abilities mice are not the best travel companions as they have peculiar travel tendencies. As strange as it may sound, mice prefer to travel adjacent walls and along edges.
Mice love to explore
Like some of the great explorers of our time, mice are keen adventurers. On a daily basis, they like to explore their territory for any potential food sources.
Mice are often greedy
If there is one this that mice and I have in common, its not the super abilities but the fact that we both love food.
These omnivorous creatures will pretty much eat anything they can get their hands on, they prefer to test out the various food stands during their adventures to sample the local cuisine.
On an average night, mice make between 20 and 30 visits between different food sites taking as little as 0.15g of food from each location.
Mice love to gnaw and chew
As we already know that their teeth constantly grow throughout their life, mice have to gnaw and chew on items to grind them down to comfortable size. A downside to this is that it can often include items such as electrical wires, which in turn can lead to electrical fires and other damaging possibilities.
Well, these are the top interesting facts about mice. As interesting they may seem it does not take away from the fact that mice are a big nuisance and can cause significant damage to your property and spread dangerous diseases to others.
If you ever come across mice in your home or workplace it is important to call professional pest control service to deal with the situation.
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