Your home or business could provide an ideal location for food and shelter for the ordinary House mouse.
Once inside your property, mice prefer to keep hidden during the day. Identifying a potential infestation through signs of activity is often a lot easier than trying to spot an actual mouse.
Getting professional treatment at the earliest sign of a problem can significantly help to reduce the length of time needed to control an infestation effectively.
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Signs of Mice Activity
Finding typical signs of mice, such as droppings, could indicate an active infestation in your home or business.
- Droppings – 50/80 droppings a night, small and dark (approx. 3 – 8 mm in length), scattered randomly. Look for droppings, particularly along walls, in cupboards or under sinks.
- Grease marks (smudges or smears) – This is caused by mice fur constantly brushing against walls, floors and skirting on regular routes. You may find dark spots around holes or corners.
- Urine pillars – In established or heavy infestations, body grease, combined with dirt and urine, builds up into small mounds, up to 4cm high and 1cm wide.
- Scratching noises – People often report hearing unusual scratching noises at night when mice are most active. Listen for noises between partition walls, under floorboards, in false ceilings, basements and lofts.
- Nests – Mice use easy to shred materials, such as newspaper and fabrics, together with other soft materials to line their nest. Check lofts, suspended ceilings, cavity walls, under floorboards and behind fridges, under stoves, and airing cupboards. Nests will often contain young mice.
- Tracks (footprints) – Dusty environments such as unused lofts and basements can show rodent tracks and tail marks. To check for activity, sprinkle flour, talcum powder or china clay and check the next day for fresh ways.
- Live or dead mice – Spotting a mouse during the daytime can be an indication of a heavy infestation.
- Strong smell – Mice urinate frequently, and their wee has a strong ammonia-like smell. The scent may be powerful near the primary site of activity or in enclosed spaces. This smell can linger for a long time (even after an infestation has been removed).
Worried About Mice In Your Home or Business?
You can take some practical steps now to deter mice in the first place and prevent an infestation.
For an existing problem right now, you can rely on Bed Bug Killers to get rid of mice safely and effectively.
Call us free on 0208 176 6754 for a quick solution to a mice infestation.