How to Tell if You Have a Mouse Infestation
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How to Tell if You Have a Mouse Infestation

Mice might be cute little creatures, but that doesn’t mean you want to keep them around as uninvited house guests. These pests can spread diseases and compromise the health of you and your family. One of the first steps to dealing with mice is being able to identify an infestation. 

Droppings

If you have an infestation of mice, the droppings will be plentiful and found practically anywhere. Droppings tend to be dark in color and about the size and shape of a grain of rice. Once they have dried out, they will lighten in color and easily break into dust. Most commonly, droppings will be found in places where mice like to eat, such as secluded cupboards and drawers.

Scratching Noises

If you hear scratching noises in the walls as you are trying to fall asleep, your house isn’t haunted. You have a mouse problem. It is common to hear them scurrying or even squeaking as they communicate with one another. 

Damage

Mice chew on wood and other dense materials to help wear down their teeth and keep them short. Unlike other mammals, mice have teeth that never stop growing, so they have to do some maintenance. That is why you may notice teeth marks on some of your furniture. The real problem is that they will also chew through cords, which can cause fire hazards and electrical damage.

Nests

Mice are known to breed quickly, which means that they may be building nests around your home. They will gather materials like bits of paper and fibers from clothes to build the nest. Typically, you will find nests behind fridges, in storage boxes, and in other hidden locations.

If you have noticed one or more of these signs of a mouse infestation, it is time to contact a pest control expert who can help you quickly and effectively take care of the problem. Call the professionals at PMi Pest Management today to get the help you need. 

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