It seems like everyday we’re getting calls about mice; it’s that season after all! Here are a few facts you may not know about mice. Each winter, mice and other rodents invade an estimated 21 millions homes in the United States. In most cases, mice enter our homes between October and February, looking for food, water and shelter from the cold. Speaking of food, mice eat between 15 and 20 times a day. Despite their small bodies, they pack a big appetite! They usually prefer to build their homes near a food source for easy access to snacking! Because mice love food, and are fantastic climbers, food in your pantry should be kept in hard sealed containers. Most people don’t realize mice can climb, but they are great climbers, jumpers, and swimmers; they can jump almost a foot in the air. Mice also have the ability to squeeze into very tight spaces. People often wonder how mice entered their home; any small crack is an opening for them. Making sure all cracks and crevices are sealed is very important! Lastly, female house mouse can give birth when they are only two months old, and they are able to have to up to a dozen babies every three weeks. If you see one mouse, it’s very likely there are more! Keep Aerex in mind for all your mouse troubles!