Mice originated in Eastern Asia in arid grasslands, allowing it to evolve the ability to survive without needing frequent water. It now occurs throughout the world. A prolific breeder, the House Mouse is sexually mature at 2 months old, has a gestation period of only 3 weeks, and averages 5 to 8 young per litter, but potentially up to 15. Each female may give birth to 8 litters. The life span can be from 2 to 3 years. The House Mouse is a nibbler, consuming small quantities of food at many feedings. They are “curious”, and tend to investigate new objects that are placed in their environment. They are known carriers of diseases such as Typhus, Salmonella, Tapeworm, Roundworm, and others parasites. Mice are small, less than 5 inches long from tip of nose to tip of tail. Mice can squeeze thru an opening as small as 1/4 inch, so controlling mice can be difficult. Bugs B Dead will do a complete inspection of the house, attic, garage, and yard to determine how they are getting inside. Openings as wide as ¼ inch will be sealed along with elimination of any harborage sites that are not needed, such as waste piles, packing boxes, wood piles, or heavy outside vegetation. The full complement of traps and baits should be used on mice for optimum control.