A mouse infestation can be handled with traps and bait stations, or by a professional who is experienced in handling mice problems.
You might have a mice infestation if you hear scratching in your walls and scurrying under your furniture. In addition to spreading lice and fleas, mice can also damage books and furniture, contaminate food, and create a fire hazard by gnawing through electrical wires. These pests can be difficult to get rid of on your own. A professional pest control company can help with that.
The right size trap is vital if you want to get rid of mice, and a rodent trap might not be ideal. Rats and mice have different body shapes and sizes. In comparison to their bodies, the heads of young rats are larger than those of adult mice. While both chews on wood, the bite marks left by rats are larger than those left by other rodent types.
How to Tell If You Have a Mice Infestation
One mouse might not seem like a big deal to you. However, mice live in groups and are highly social. If you suspect your house has mice problems, look out for these signs.
- Scratching sound in walls
- Scurrying sound in rooms
- Droppings between ⅛-½ inches in size
- Musty odours (from mouse urine)
- Nests made of insulation materials and shredded paper under or behind furniture
- Chew marks on food bags, electrical wiring and wood
- Footprints in dust
How to Prevent a Mice Infestation
It is possible to prevent mice from entering your home by making it less accessible to them. Trim your lawn and shrubs to prevent mice from hiding there. Additionally, wood piles should not be kept closer than 5 metres to your house, and they should never rest against the foundation. When the weather gets colder, mice use these wood piles for shelter, which leads to them entering your home.
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