Identifying Mouse Entry Holes

You are probably wondering how a mouse can fit through a small hole, and whether or not it is a mouse hole that you are seeing. In this article we will help you identify mouse entry holes.

The arrival of mice in your home can be a difficult and stressful time. When you see a furry mouse running across your floors, you will usually be scared and concerned. If you see a mouse in your home and do not handle the situation quickly, you can be overrun by mice in a short time. A female mouse moving into your home has the ability to produce more than a dozen babies every three weeks.

How Small Of A Hole Can A Mouse Fit Through?

Mice can fit through holes the size of a pen! Yes, a hole as small as 6mm wide a mouse can fit through. So if you are wondering if certain holes will allow mice through, the answer is probably yes.

How does a mouse get into your home? When you look at a mouse, you will see a large amount of fur and hair covering its body. The hair covering a mouse makes it appear larger than it is. The hair covering the body of a mouse adds almost two-thirds to the size of a mouse. A mouse devoid of hair will appear around 60-percent smaller than one with its hair.

Mice are known to pest control companies for their ability to squeeze through the smallest of gaps in a home, with an adolescent mouse able to push its body through a hole the size of a pen. Adult mice have similar abilities and can squeeze themselves through a hole the size of a dime, around 1/4-inch in diameter. The ability of a mouse to squeeze through such small holes comes from its lack of a collarbone. Without a collarbone, a mouse can push through a small space and squeeze itself into your home. In contrast, a rat needs a space of 3/4-inches to pass through to enter your home

When you see a mouse in your home, you have every right to be concerned. The average mouse can carry up to 35 diseases into your home and over 200 pathogens. The disease-carrying capabilities of a mouse have been known for centuries. The fear of disease drives the need to remove pests and rodents quickly.