What They Look Like: House mice are covered in short hair that is light brown or gray to black in color, with lighter bellies. Their ears and tail also have hair, although much less than their bodies.
Where to Look: Normally, the house mouse makes its home in farm fields, grassy and wooded areas, building nests in areas that are dark and protected from the elements and close to a readily available food source.
What to Look For: House mice can use even dime-sized cracks to gain entry into homes. Cluttered attics and basements provide excellent hiding places for the pests to build nests and reproduce. Wall voids and voids under cabinets are also likely places for mice to live. Being very quiet, House Mice are otherwise difficult to detect.