Signs of a Mice Infestation (and what to do about it)

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Signs of a Mice Infestation (and what to do about it)

At Pest Control Edinburgh, we specialise in removing mice from walls, ceilings, insulation, and other areas. Our company provides various humane and environmentally friendly pest control for mice treatments throughout Edinburgh and surrounding areas. If you’re struggling with a mice infestation, be sure to visit our Rodent Control page or call us on 0131 203 3928

In this post, we’ll share some of our best advice and help you identify the most effective strategy to rid your home of mice.

Do I have a Mice Infestation?

Let’s look at some indicators that you have a more severe mouse problem.

  • Mice Droppings

The presence of rodent droppings alerts you to the presence of a mouse. You should be on the lookout for rodent droppings in several locations throughout your home if you suspect that you have a large number of mice scurrying around. It is possible to find droppings just about anywhere, but some of the more usual locations include baseboards, underneath appliances, and in pantries and cupboards.

  • Scratching sounds

You may hear them before you see them. Mice are nocturnal; therefore, they are active while you are sleeping. If you hear scratching sounds coming from your home’s walls or ceiling, you may have a mouse infestation.

  • NestsĀ 

Mice use various materials to create their nests, including fabric, paper, straw, and more. Nests like this can be seen in cabinets and beneath appliances. If you spot one, it’s a sign that the mice in your residence have begun to reproduce.

  • Signs of disturbance/damage to food or wires.

Have you ever removed a box from a cabinet and seen that something had nibbled the corner away? This may indicate a mouse infestation. Because mice transmit disease, you should discard any food that they have contaminated. Check your cabinet frequently for new nibbling marks, indicating continued infestation.

  • Unusual Pet Behaviour

Unusual pet behavior such as excessive barking and scratching or pawing under household equipment may suggest that your pets are aware of a pest problem.

How Do I Keep Mice Out Of My House?

Prevention is always better than cure. Follow these measures to prevent mice from entering your home in the first place, rather than dealing with an existing infestation.

  • Seal Gaps

Rats and mice can squeeze through a 6mm gap. Examine the interior and outside of the home for cracks or holes to prevent rodent entry.

  • Clean up!

When storing trash and food waste inside the home, use rodent-proof containers and clean them often with soap and water. Regularly and frequently dispose of waste, and clear up or eliminate clutter. Also, ensure that you remove any potential nesting locations from your property’s interior and exterior.

  • Traps

Select a trap that fits your needs. There are distinct differences between mouse traps and rat traps. Before you set the trap, make sure you’ve read the directions thoroughly.

Suffering from a rat or mouse infestation? For more information on mice removal, or other pest control in Edinburgh call us today on 0131 203 3928