The House Mouse (Mus domesticus)
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Rats, Mice and Squirrels all belong to the largest group of mammals the Rodents. With over 1,500 species 15 of which inhabit the UK. However only a handful are classified as pests. They live in close relation to man and as a consequence they have spread throughout the world. They can survive extremes in temperature living anywhere from barren deserts to frozen tundra.
Mice can gnaw through wood, soft alloy and electric cable insulation and as a result can cause a risk of fires. They can carry and transmit diseases such as Salmonella resulting cases of food poisoning. They present a danger in any building. Amazingly mice can squeeze through gaps as small as 6mm the size of a pencil. They achieve this by having collapsable their ripe cage down to the side of their skulls.
A mated female mouse will after about 20 days gestation have a litter of up to 6. These are weaned in 3 weeks and are sexually mature in 3 months. Given ideal conditions mice can reproduce every 2-3 weeks resulting in a large infestation which can develop very quickly.