Are Those Mice I Hear Scampering Through My Walls?
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IMPORTANT: Since the females breed year-round and have 5-10 litters each year, consisting of 5 or 6 offspring each, house mice are notorious for taking over a property very quickly. It is vital that you keep mouse population in your home under control at all times.
The most common mammal in cities, next to humans, is the house mouse. They occupy buildings and homes MUCH more frequently than rats do.
There are other types of mice that occupy homes, but in Massachusetts, the house mouse is the most common.
How To Tell If Your Home Is Infested By Mice
Droppings – Wherever there are mice, there are droppings. Mouse droppings are about ¼ inch long and may be found along runways, in feeding areas, and near shelter.
Tracks – Try this simple home test: Make a path of dirt on the floor in an area you are suspicious of before you go to bed. If you see footprints in the morning, then you know you have a rodent present.
Smudge Marks – They are the result of oil and dirt rubbing of the mice’s fur and onto the frequently traveled routes. They also may be apparent on beams, rafters, pipes, walls, and other parts of structures.
Gnawing – Like many rodents, a mouse’s front teeth will grow all throughout the mouse’s entire life. They keep them worn down by gnawing on hard surfaces like your doorways and furniture. Fresh accumulations of wood shavings, insulation, and other gnawed material are sure signs of active infestations.
Sounds – Gnawing, climbing into walls, running across the upper surface of the ceiling, and squeaks are common where mice are present. You’ll mostly hear these sounds at night since mice are nocturnal, but sometimes you’ll hear noises in the daytime too.
Nest – They are frequently found when cleaning out your garage, closet, attic, basement, and sheds. They consist of fine shredded fibrous materials.
Odor – A distinct musky odor is a positive indication that house mice are present. Mice and rats have different odors which is useful in determining which type of rodent is in your home.
What To Do If You Believe Your Home Is Infested With Mice
Here are some popular methods to deal with mice in your home:
Get Your House Back!
Gary’s Wildlife has helped hundreds of people in Massachusetts get their homes back and we’d be happy to talk to you about your mouse problem. Give us a call at 508-946-0060 and we’ll answer any questions you may have.