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Mice FAQs


  • How long do mice live?

    Mice generally have a lifespan of up to around 18 months.


  • How often do mice reproduce?

    Mice can give birth when they are two months old and can have babies 6 to 10 times per year.


  • Can I get ill from being near or in contact with a mouse?

    It depends on the species, but some mice can carry germs in their urine which can cause illness and allergies. They can also spread disease through ticks, fleas and mites. This is why professional mouse control is so important.

  • Do mice bite?

    Yes - although it's fairly rare.

  • How small can a hole be for a mouse to squeeze through?

    A 0.6cm gap is enough for a mouse. Proofing your home, by sealing gaps, plays a critical role in helping to deter mice and prevent a possible infestation.


  • How can I get rid of mice?

    You can get rid of mice by using mouse traps. Professional solutions offer the most efficient way to control and keep mice away. 


  • What do mice eat?

    Generally mice are omnivores. They will eat whatever they can find inside a home or building. In the wild, they will eat fruit, grains, seeds and other vegetation. They have even been known to damage crops. Generally, mice like food high in carbs and will eat meat and insects and even other mice.


  • Are mice nocturnal?

    Mice will be active any time of day if their nests are disturbed. However, generally speaking, mice do prefer to do their busywork at night. They will search for food when the sun goes down and that is when homeowners are more likely to see them.


  • How do you get rid of mice in your home?

    The best way to get rid of mice is to contact a local mouse control professional, such as the mice control experts at Ehrlich. However, the best way to get rid of mice is to prevent them from getting in at all. Visit our How to Deter Mice page for a complete outline of steps you can take to prevent them from building nests inside your home.