Although mice have lived alongside of humans for millennia, many myths still abound about these tiny little creatures. In some cases, the myths surrounding their existence make it harder for homeowners to successfully remove mice from their homes. If you want a mouse-free home, here’s the truth you need to know about some common mice myths and misconceptions:
1. Myth: Mice love cheese.
2. Myth: Mice are not prolific breeders.
The world is full of commentary on the breeding power of rabbits, but that reputation is only related to the fact that rabbits are one of the few mammals who ovulate on demand rather than cyclically. In spite of that fact, all of the rabbit-based breeding sentiments should be refocused on mice.
Mice are the most prolific breeders in the animal kingdom. They take only 19 to 21 days to gestate, they are fully grown and ready to breed by 50 days of age, and their litters have an average of six babies. That means that if a single pregnant mama mouse moves into your home, you could have well over two dozen mice in your house in less than three months.
3. Myth: Mice can be seen if they are living in a house.
You don’t have to
4. Myth: Mice only live in very dirty homes.
Mice are opportunist, and they will move into homes where there is food available. However, you certainly don’t have to be a slob to attract mice
5. Myth: Mice are scared of people.
In most cases,