What Do Mice Eat?


If you put out a piece of cheese, will you catch a mouse? Will they dip crackers in cream? Despite what cartoons and old wives’ tales might tell you, this isn’t their typical diet. In fact, they like many of the same foods you do, too! Learn what mice eat.

What Foods Do Mice Like?

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

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 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!

Mice Won’t Eat Anything in Your Home with Help from Green Pest Solutions.

No matter what foods mice eat, they won’t have the chance to nosh in your home with Green Pest Solutions‘s Mice Control Service. This preventative pest control program ensures rodents and other pests don’t have the opportunity to call your home their own. Call us today at 877-636-9469 for protection before it’s too late!