There is a lot you can learn about an animal from its name, especially when it comes to pests. Scientists tend to be pretty straightforward with naming critters and often use names that pests have earned for themselves through the years. This is because the general public is pretty specific about naming pests according to what they do or how they behave. If it is a pest that flies, we call it a fly. If it is a beetle that gets into carpets, we call it a carpet beetle. If it is a bug that prefers to be in beds, we call it a bed bug. Scientists help make it even easier to understand pests by throwing words like "house" into their names, when a particular pest is prone to entering structures, such as the house centipede, the house spider and, of course, the house mouse. Today, we're talking about the common house mouse, why it likes to get into your home, and most importantly, how you can prevent it from getting into your home.
Yes. It is very bad to have mice in your Dallas home. Here are just a few of the many problems mice create: