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The house mouse has gray, brown or black fur, or a mixture. They are no more than 4″ long with a 3″ tail, and weight no more than an ounce. House mice have very keen sense, aside from their vision
They are excellent climbers and swimmers, and can jump up to 13″. These mice are able to fit through a hole the size of a dime.
House mice live for about 12 months in the wild. In 1 year, a female mouse can have 5 to 10 liters of 5 or 6 young, averaging 50 babies per year.
The young mice reach reproductive maturity in 6 to 10 weeks. This short maturation period can lead to rapid explosions in population.
A single mouse leaves up to 100 droppings per day. They typically build nests within 15 feet of their food source, and do not require a specific water source, as they’re able to get everything they need from their food.
Deer mice have two-tone bodies with brownish fur and white bellies. They’re similar in size to house mice, but have larger ears and eyes. These mice can carry the Hanta virus.
Norway rats are gray, brown or black, or a mix. They are typically 16″ from nose to tail and weight just under a pound. They are good swimmers and diggers, even through concrete!
Norway rats will search for food up to 150 feet from their nest. They can usually be found living in burrows or sewer lines. They leave up to 50 droppings per day, and females have approximately 50 offspring each year.
Voles are small rodents that grow to 3″ to 9″ depending on the species. They can have 5 to 10 liters per year. Their gestation period lasts for 3 weeks, and young voles reach sexual maturity in 1 month.
As a result of their exponential growth, vole populations can become extremely large over a short period. Liters average 5 to 7 young, and a single vole can birth up to 100 more voles in a single year.