How to Tell If Your Home Has Mice

Share

While some people enjoy having mice as pets, for most, the sight of a mouse in one’s home can be disgusting and horrifying. The trouble with mice infestations is that they can grow incredibly fast. For this reason, it’s important to know what signs mean your home has a mouse problem.

Not sure if your home has a mouse infestation? Here are a few ways to tell.

Droppings

Keep an eye out for mouse droppings around your kitchen and in your home’s undisturbed areas, like the attic or garage. Mouse droppings are small, dark, and similar in shape to a grain of rice, only slightly smaller. They’re often found near sources of food, so check around your pantry, fridge, and behind food packages.

Teeth Marks

Another sign of a mouse in your home is damaged furniture, electronics, and packaging. Mice must gnaw continuously to keep their incisors filed down to a manageable size. If you notice that the legs of your couch or electrical cords have teeth marks, then you have a mouse in your home.

Noises in The Walls and Cupboards

You may have heard the phrase “silent as a mouse,” but mice can be quite noisy, especially between dusk and dawn, when they’re typically most active. If your home has a mouse infestation, you may hear mice scurrying and scratching around inside your home’s cupboards, ductwork, and walls during the night.

Unpleasant Smells

Mouse droppings and urine can reek. If you notice a foul, ammonia-like odor in your home, similar to stale urine, especially near food or water sources, that is a sure sign you have a mouse problem.

Unusual Pet Behavior

If you own a cat or dog, their behavior can clue you in to a possible mouse infestation. Dogs and cats have a keen sense of smell, and they can detect a mouse much sooner than any human. If your cat is displaying stalking behavior outside of a cupboard, or if your dog is whining, barking, or scratching at one of your walls or air vents, there could very well be mice just a few feet away.

At Greenix Pest Control dealing with pests is our specialty so that you can enjoy peace of mind in your home. For help with a mouse problem on your property, contact us online or call us today at (888)800-7181.

Related Posts

See all posts
8 Ants to Watch Out For As the Weather Warms Up

Ant colonies tend to grow the most during spring and summer. The warmer temperatures make it easier for ants to remain active and reproduce. Keep...

How to Tell If Your Home Has Mice

While some people enjoy having mice as pets, for most, the sight of a mouse in one’s home can be disgusting and horrifying. The trouble...

When Do Spider Infestations Become a Problem?

While spiders may not be everyone’s favorite creature, these arachnids can be beneficial to have around your property. They provide a natural form of pest...

If My House Is Clean, Why Do I Still Have Cockroaches?

You take pride in your home: you wash the dishes, wipe down your kitchen, vacuum and sweep up, and take out the trash before it...

What Attracts Gnats & How to Get Rid of Them

What Are Gnats? Gnats includes numerous types of small, non-biting, flying insects, such as: Fruit Flies Fungus Gnats Black Gnats Buffalo Gnats And many others Although...

The Greenix 5-Step Process

Our way of getting the job done right.

  1. Eave Sweep and Dust
  2. Crack & Crevice Treatment
  3. Exterior Perimeter Spray
  4. Granular Pest Barrier
  5. Home Interior Protection

What the Experts Say

$expert_slide['icons']['alt']

3 Easy Steps to Pest Free Living

Phone Icon

Call
or Click

Calendar Icon

Schedule
Service

Cocktail Icon

Kick Back
& Relax

Get your free quote today.

Are you a current customer?

Peace of mind begins here.

Call Now or Contact Us for Your
Custom Treatment Plan