Signs Of Mice Infestation

signs of mice

If you are finding mouse droppings under the kitchen sink, under the stove and behind the fridge then that could be a sign that you have a rodent problem.

Below are other reference of mice problem in your home or commercial spaces.

How Can You Tell You Have a Rodent Problem?

1. Chew Marks

Finding small chew marks on wood, cardboard, and other materials? Rodents of all sizes are known to gnaw on everything from baseboards to wires.

2. Musky Odor

A rodent infestation is usually accompanied by a musky odor. This odor tends to grow stronger as the infestation worsens.

3. Rotting Odor

If a rodent dies inside a dwelling the smell will be strong. We strongly advise calling a licensed pest control professional to find and remove dead rodents or other pests as they can be very hazardous. If you do remove a dead rodent on your own, be sure to wear gloves and a mask.

4. Odd Pet Behavior

If your dog or cat is scratching at walls or acting erratic in a certain area of the home, it could be a sign of rodents. Make a note of where they exhibit this behavior, it is great information to provide a pest technician when they inspect your home.

5. Droppings

Rodent droppings are amongst the most common and easily seen signs of an infestation. Mice droppings are usually no more than ¼” in length and are small, dark brown, with pointed ends. Rat droppings can be anywhere between ¾” and ½” long and vary in shape depending on the type of rat. Always use gloves and a mask when cleaning up rodent droppings.

6. Tracks

Tiny rodent footprints are another obvious sign of infestation. Look for these up high where dust collects easily and potential tracks would identifiable.

7. Holes

Mice and rats will sometimes gnaw small holes in thin walls or materials in order to create new entry points and ways to get around.

8. Allergies

It can be hard to determine the cause of allergies but pest allergies are often overlooked. The fur and droppings of rodents can actually cause allergic reactions in some people. 97% of allergists believe a pest-free home can help combat regular allergy problems.