You guessed it. Millie has mice in her apartment! There are several signs that mice have invaded your home. There are several signs that mice have invaded your home besides actually seeing them scurrying around. Here are some signs you should pay attention to:
Fecal matter – The fact is, mice are filthy animals and defecate anywhere, anytime, even right next to the food they eat. So watch for little rice-shaped dark pellets!
Food residue — Mice chew their way into their food. You may find holes in the bottom of bags of dog food or bird seed, and you may see crumbs, empty seed hulls, and other debris in the area.
Urine-like smell – The presence of mice may give off a distinctive strong urine odor that will be obvious in enclosed areas such as in pantries or kitchen cabinets.
Chewed wood & wiring — Mice can damage furniture and wiring in homes and even in cars!
Debris – Mice like to hunker down in the warmth of your home and will nest in insulation, boxes or where other paper goods are found. So if you see shredded substances, you’ll know mice have taken up residence!
Sounds – You may hear scratching noises in your walls or ceilings and many times, the noises sound like they are coming from much bigger animals!
Mouse nests – Watch out for nests. Mice build nests with shredded material such as paper and cardboard. They build nests in enclosed places such as behind appliances, in cabinets walls and ceilings.
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So if you see any of these signs, the best way to prevent a mouse infestation is to call DA Exterminating to set up a rodent control program for you! Call us today at 800-650-7378!