Asked by: Felix Arhold
asked in category: General Last Updated: 26th May, 2020

Can a mouse fit through a pencil hole?

Mice have extremely flexible skeletons and can through a 6mm gap, that's about the size of a pencil! Watch this video to see how house mice will squeeze through the smallest of gaps to get into your home or business.

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People also ask, how big of a hole can a mouse get through?

The fact remains that a mouse can squeeze through some really tight spaces. Because a dime's diameter is only 17.91 mm and the mouse got through a slightly smaller 17.5 mm hole. So yes, a mouse can and will get in through holes the size of a dime.

Furthermore, can mice fit through small cracks? Mice are found in buildings more often than rats because they are smaller and are able to find more available entryways into a building. Mice can fit through a crack or hole one-fourth of an inch or larger - or about the width of a pencil.

Moreover, can a mouse fit through 1/4 inch hole?

I specifically remember studying about this- it turns out that mice can easily fit through a 1/4 inch hole- About the sizw of a dime. Rats- a half inch. As many ballpoint pens are slightly different in diameter, it's hard to say. Either way, that's a small hole!

Can mice fit under doors?

If a pencil can slip under a door a mouse can get under it. Mice and rats can flatten their rib cages to fit through gaps, if their head can fit through, their body can follow. Gaps under doors can be sealed with draft excluder. So keep doors and windows closed at all times if possible.

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