Spotting Signs Of Mice In Your Home: What You Should Know

Mice are tricky pests that can go unnoticed for a while, which is why you need to pay attention to the signs of these pests because you'll probably see the signs long before you see an actual mouse. If you are seeing mice in your home, you may have an infestation. Either way, you need to get to work on getting rid of them, whether you have one, or you have several. Read on for some of the signs of mice to watch out for and what you can do to exterminate these pests in your home.

Signs Of Mice

  • Feces. You may see their feces around your home, which are usually black or brown in color and are about the size of a grain of rice. The feces are usually wherever these pests have been frequenting, or where they have been eating. These pests aren't picky about where they alleviate themselves, so you may spot their feces just about anywhere in your home.
  • Piles Of Food. You may find piles of their food where they have dropped it from their mouths when they try to steal food to take back to their nests. These pests hoard food and will carry it in the pouches of their cheeks and carry it back to wherever they are nesting. If you see food piles or food that has been dropped in odd places around your home, it could be from a mouse.
  • Nesting Material. You may spot nesting materials these pests have been gathering, such as torn paper, pieces of fabric, or other torn items that they will use for their nesting material. Their nests are usually just piles of what appears to be trash, but they are actually nests for these pests.

What You Can Do

In order to get rid of these pests if you have spotted any of the above-mentioned signs, you will need to set traps where you have seen the signs. Setting mouse traps is one of the best ways to exterminate these pests. Snap traps are the easiest ones to use, but there are other types of traps that can be used as well. Follow the manufacturer's instructions on how to use the traps that you choose to use and use bait on the traps to help attract the mice to the traps. Set them where you have seen the signs of mice in your home.

If you have seen signs of mice throughout your home, you need to begin exterminating them. Use mouse traps to exterminate them, and hire a pest control specialist to help you get control of these pests if you continue to have issues with them. 

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