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Do Mice Eat Insects?

And What Else They Do Eat

Mouse chewing through a wall

When you imagine a mouse’s diet, do you think about TV shows and movies where mice eat nothing but cheese and maybe a cracker or two? You might be surprised to learn it isn’t part of their regular diet. Mice are frequent eaters, snacking 15 to 20 times a day somewhere close to their nest. Eating so often, it would be convenient if mice eat insects.

So, do mice eat bugs?

Do Mice Eat Insects?

Some mice do eat insects!

In addition to munching on seeds and fruit, deer mice eat beetles, caterpillars, grasshoppers, and leafhoppers.

However, deer mice aren’t the ones that usually enter your home (though they do sometimes in the winter), so don’t count on this critter for pest control. If you have critter visitors, you likely have house mice.

What Do Mice Eat?

As omnivores, mice eat both plants and meat, and house mice certainly aren’t picky.

Mice are frequent eaters, snacking 15 to 20 times a day somewhere close to their nest. That means they might be grabbing snacks from your food storage all throughout the day and night. The best way to protect yourself and control rodents is to make sure all the food in your home, inside and out, is locked up tight so they don’t have a limitless supply. Don’t forget about the dog food in the garage or storage room!

What exactly do house mice eat?

  • Chocolate—it’s a favorite!
  • Fruit
  • Seeds
  • Grain
  • Cereal
  • Dog Food
  • Baking supplies
  • Peanut butter
  • And when times are really bad, they’ll eat each other. Eek!

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