Mouse: The Common House Mouse’s Nest

You can find a common house mouse nest in any of the areas where they like to live. Identifying the nest is easy; these mice use scraps of things or chew off pieces of objects to use as building material. Common household items can be found in the makings of the nest. Here is a list of some things you might notice missing or chewed on:

  • Rags
  • Paper
  • Pillows
  • Dry goods, like rice, seeds, or grains. Any food can be used.
  • Blankets
  • Cushions
  • Fabrics from furniture, towels or even clothing.
  • Insulation
  • Packing materials

All of these items can be found in the nest, they also use outdoor items. Twigs, pine needles, grass, and leaves can also be used to form the nest. It will depend on what the common house mouse has access to.

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Here is a nest made in the laundry room of a home, between some dog food storage boxes.

If you find a common house mouse nest within your home call your local pest control company to come out and remove the nest. One problem the nest can cause is the spread of the diseases the common house mouse carries. If the mouse has been living there, there will be fecal matter which needs to also be removed by a professional. Also by removing the nest, it will lower the homeowner’s chance of having the common house mouse moving back in.

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2 Responses to “Mouse: The Common House Mouse’s Nest”

  1. [...] Once a common house mouse finds its spot to live, it then needs to make a nest. The common house mouse does this by collecting things around your home. Due to the common house mouse being nocturnal they scrounge around at night looking for things, many times this is when a homeowner will hear mice running around at night. There are a variety of things a common house mouse can use within a home to build a nest. Check out our blog about the common house mouse nests. [...]

  2. When the fumigation period has passed, usually 15 to 30 hours, you should air out your house. This means all windows and doors should be opened. Fans should be used to exhaust chemical fumes that remain after initial fumigation. You should also take steps to ensure that a qualified person measures the levels of chemical fumes that may remain inside the house.

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