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House Mouse Info Sheet

FAST FACTS
o Female mice can give birth when they are two months old and are able to have babies 6 to 10
times per year.
o Mice have to build their homes near sources of food because they like to eat 15 to 20 times per
day.
o Mice are good jumpers, climbers and swimmers.
o House mice, like other rodents, do not vomit.
General Information
The house mouse is the most common rodent pest in most parts of the world. A female house mouse
can give birth to up to a dozen babies every three weeks. That’s 150 babies a year!
Size 2”
Shape Round
Color Light brown to
black
Legs 4
Wings No
Antenna No
Diet
House mice primarily feed on plants, but they will also eat meat and dairy products. They will drink
water but require very little of it. They will eat their own droppings to acquire nutrients produced by
bacteria in their guts!
Habitat
House mice live in structures, but they can live outdoors. They breed throughout the year and often
share nests with their “relatives”.
Impact
Even the smallest amount of mouse urine can trigger allergies, particularly in children because their
immune systems are still developing. Mice spread disease through bite wounds and by contaminating
food and water with their waste products. Mice can also spread disease thanks to parasites, such as
ticks, fleas and mites. These parasites bite the infected mouse and then spread the disease by biting
humans.

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American Cockroach

FAST FACTS
o Cockroaches have been around for over 200 million years, since the time of dinosaurs!
o A cockroach can live almost a month without food.
o A cockroach can live about two weeks without water.
o A cockroach can live for up to one week without its head!
o Cockroaches can hold their breath for up to 40 minutes!
o Cockroaches can run up to 3 miles an hour.
o Some female cockroaches only mate once and stay pregnant for life!
General Information
The American cockroach is the largest cockroach found in houses. Females can hatch up to 150
offspring per year. Cockroaches don’t get their wings until the become adults.
American cockroaches are also known as “waterbugs” because they are so commonly found near rich
water resources, like puddles and water pipes. American cockroaches are nocturnal. They rest by day
and forage for food at night.
Size 2”
Shape Oval
Color Reddish brown,
with a yellowish
figure eight
pattern on the
back of their head
Legs 6
Wings Yes
Antenna Yes
Diet
American cockroaches will eat just about anything, including plants and other insects.
Habitat
American cockroaches live in warm, dark, wet places, because they need to be near water. They are
often found in sewers and basements, around pipes and drains.

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