Despite their tiny bodies mice eat 15-20 times a day. This is why they prefer to build their homes close to a food source.
Mice are good jumpers,climbers and swimmers. In fact, mice can leap a foot into the air, allowing them to easily climb up onto kitchen or into pantries to access food. To prevent mice and other pests from getting into your food, store all pantry items in hard plastic containers with a tightly sealed lids.