Have you spotted a mouse in your home? Have you been hearing strange sounds at night? Mice are unfortunately very common pests in Ontario. These little critters are highly capable of sneaking into our homes and setting up shop without us noticing for weeks or even months. If you’re not sure if what you’re dealing with is mice, look for the signs below. You can then hire a professional to help you get rid of them. Feel free to call Mouse Control for all your pest concerns: 647-496-0492.
Mice are nocturnal, omnivorous mammals that are prey to many animals. These little rodents love to inhabit human homes because they are warm, full of food, and relatively safe from predators. The following are 5 common signs that there are mice in your home.
Mice leave droppings everywhere they go, so they may be the first thing you notice. These are tiny pieces of excrement that resemble black grains of rice. Mouse droppings are usually scattered randomly in areas like kitchen cupboards and along the floorboards of infested rooms.
2. Smear marks
Mice are nearly blind, so they follow the same paths every night. This, over time, leaves greasy smear marks along the floorboards and walls. You may also notice grease stains surrounding holes in the wall.
3. Scratching sounds
If there are mice in your home, you may be able to hear them squeaking and scratching in their nests at night. Mice commonly nest in wall voids, floor voids, and false ceilings.
Infestations of mice often come with the musky smell of stale urine. If an infestation has been going on for months, you may also notice what smells like rotting cabbage. This indicates that a mouse has perished somewhere in the home.
5. Chew marks
As rodents, mice can chew through hard materials like wood and plastic. In their effort to gather nesting materials, they will chew up softer things like fabrics, cardboard, and paper. You may also find chew marks on packages of food.
If any or all of these signs are present in your home, you should call an exterminator for help. He or she will be able to determine the severity of the infestation and place bait stations in the most strategic areas of the home. What you should do is store foods in tightly sealed containers and keep your living space as clean as possible. Check the structure of your home for entry points and seal them shut to help prevent any more infestations from happening.
Mice can be very difficult to get rid of on your own, so it is always recommended that you call a professional for removal. The experts at Mouse Control use high-quality baits that work better than those you can buy in stores. We also perform thorough inspections to get to the bottom of any mouse problem and offer exclusion services to keep them out for good. Call Mouse Control Toronto for safe and reliable mouse control services.