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House Mouse

Mus musculus

The house mouse is perhaps the most recognized member of the order Rodentia. It has become an extremely common pest throughout Canada and North America. It is easily found anywhere and everywhere, inhabiting buildings, homes, boxes and discarded mattresses. The house mouse is very colonial and social by nature, and mainly nocturnal in its activity. Each year the house mouse is responsible for much damage to homes and therefore plays a role in the economy. This little creature will eat any scrap of food available to it; the house mouse is not what one would call a finicky eater!

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