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Signs That You Have A Mouse Infestation

No matter how small mice are, they can cause BIG problems in your home. It’s always best to be on the lookout for mice, as they can carry diseases through their fecal matter, urine, and the ticks that they can carry in their fur. They can also damage or destroy furniture, walls, or electrical wires through their persistent chewing. Mice can grow in numbers rather quickly, with the average female mouse having five to ten litters per year. Therefore, it is important to spot when you have an infestation of mice.

  • Droppings - Look for droppings, as this will clue you in on the type and number of rodents present. If the droppings are less than ¼ inch and both ends of the droppings are pointed, it is most likely from a mouse. If the droppings are larger than ½ inch, it is probably from a rat. The drier and crustier the droppings, the older they are. If there is a significant amount of droppings, it indicates that there are a large number of rodents in the area.
  • Gnaw Marks on Walls, Floors & Furniture - Mice tend to gnaw on wooden surfaces in order to wear down their incisor teeth and gain access to food. Mice usually gnaw a hole about ¼ inch wide. Rats tend to chew larger holes that are about ¾ inch. Lighter wood around the hole indicates that it has been made recently because mice leave dark grease marks when they travel back and forth through the opening. Look for these grease marks as they will clue you in to how often and how recently a mouse has been around.
  • Nests - Mice make their nests out of grass, pieces of fabric, or any other materials they can find. They are often located in drawers, between walls, in clutter, or in spaces under kitchen appliances. They want to position themselves close to food, so look carefully in areas near your kitchen. The nest is a half sphere with one exit hole.
  • Noises - Despite the saying “as quiet as a mouse,'' a mouse is actually noisy, especially at night. As nocturnal animals, they are most active at dusk and dawn. You can often hear them in the walls when they squeak and scurry. Pay attention to any noises that sound like mice, as their activity will help you locate the areas they access the most.

Conclusion

Once you find that you have a mice infestation, it’s important to act fast. You can try to set up a few traps if you want a good DIY pest control project. However, this may only remove some of the mice.

If you want an easy and fast solution, look to Fox Pest Control. Our mice removal treatment will guarantee that your mice infestation problem is solved. Click here for $50 off your service. Our professionally trained technicians will work hard to find a solution that works for you and your home. We also offer same-day service, so you don’t have to spend any more time worrying. Contact us today!

Posted on September 11, 2019.

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