5 Signs That You May Have Mice in Your Home
You might think that mice are only a problem for people who live in older homes. You’d be surprised to learn that just about any home can fall victim to an infestation. At Edmonton Exterminators Ltd., we take pride in our ability to keep any unwanted guests from taking up residence in your home. Let us walk you through the different signs that could indicate mice have taken up residence in your home.
- Mouse droppings
It might seem obvious, but the most telltale sign that you have an infestation is the presence of mouse droppings. These will usually be found near food preparation areas and anywhere else the mice might have eaten. The droppings are extremely small and dark. You can tell how long they’ve been there by how hard and dry they’ve become. How often you find these droppings is also a good indicator of the size of your infestation.
- Animal gnawing
Gnaw marks can be found almost anywhere and are a good indicator of the kind of infestation your dealing with. Their saliva gets darker as it ages, so you can tell how long you’ve had a problem just by looking.
- Strong odour
A sure sign that you have an infestation is the presence of a new, stale odour coming from obscure places in your house. If your pets begin sniffing areas in which they previously had no interest, it could be a sign that you have mice.
- New sounds
The pitter-patter and scattering sound inside the walls and across the floor is hard to miss and could be the sign of an infestation.
Mice will make their nests out of just about anything. They will collect material and create an insulated and warm area to sleep and give birth to their children. These can typically be found inside walls or in areas that are close to food.
What kind of damage do mice cause?
Mice can present a myriad of problems for your home:
- Nesting in the upholstery of your couch
- Chewing the insulation of your wires
- Destruction of your household appliances
They also carry a number of diseases including:
- Lyme disease
If you’re in need of pest control in Edmonton, Sherwood Park or St Albert, call the exterminators at Edmonton Exterminators Ltd. Don’t try to take on an infestation all by yourself, our team of trained professionals will have your house mouse-free in no time. Contact our office and make an appointment today.