Mice cause a lot of damage. They chew through everything, burrow into small spaces, and leave droppings all over the place. If a mice infestation gets out of control it can cost thousands. So it’s important to know the signs of mice in your home so you can catch it early. Look for these 5 signs of mice in your home.
- Gnaw Marks
- Smelly Smells
- Visible Nests
- Dogs and Cats Acting Strangely
Mice tend to leave a mess wherever they go and that include droppings and urine stains. If they are recent droppings they will be dark and moist. If they are older they will be dry and gray. They are most likely to be found in hidden places like corners in the garage, under a sink, or anywhere near food.
Since mice chew through everything gnaw marks is an obvious sign of an infestation. Look for gnaw marks on wooden barriers, food packaging, and wires.
Mice are stinky creatures. Their droppings start to stink up small spaces and then seep through the walls. If you’ve started to smell something foul, search for other signs of a mice infestation.
Mice make nests out of any materials they can find. In the winter, they need these materials to stay warm. If you find a nest you know for sure that were mice infesting the area. Check to see if the droppings around are fresh. If they are it’s probably an ongoing infestation.
Dogs and cats are super sniffers and have incredible hearing. They can hear the tiniest scratch and smell a mice through the wall. If your dog is sniffing walls and getting agitated, it could mean you have a mice infestation.
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