mouseMice reproduce rapidly so if left untreated, a minor mouse problem that could have been fixed with a few well-placed traps can become a serious rodent control  issue. If you know how to identify a mouse problem, you can then take the appropriate measures to keep your home and family safe from these filthy pests.

As mice are small and timid, it’s often the case that you see evidence of a mouse problem before seeing the culprits themselves. Here are the main telltale signs you have a mouse sharing your house.

 

 

Droppings

Mice droppings are similar in shape and size to a fat grain of rice and are shiny and black when fresh. They tend to leave them in places where they’ve scurried to avoid predators such as behind kitchen cabinets, pantries, cupboards and drawers. Urine trails are common evidence too.

 

Nibble and Gnawing Marks

Look for nibble marks on food and food packaging. Also, just like all rodents, mice have a habit of gnawing on anything they can get their claws on. Look for gnawing marks in wood, cardboard, cables and wiring.

Other telltale signs that you have a rodent control issue are the sounds of squeaks and scuffles in the night, the distinct musky odour of mice, footprints and tail tracks on dusty surfaces and grease marks left when the culprit squeezes through a small space.

Mice spread diseases and can be highly destructive to property, so if you suspect a mouse problem, have a professional pest control inspection carried out.

Jim’s Pest Control specialises in commercial and domestic pest control services including rodent control. call_to_action_lgoCall 131 546 or enquire online for your complete pest control needs.