How to Find Where Mice are Getting Into Your House

How to Find Out Where Mice are Getting into Your House

Mice are very small, agile creatures. While it may seem like they appear out of nowhere, mice climb, chew, and squeeze their way into our homes. It doesn’t take much to let a mouse in. If you have started noticing some mouse activity in your home, don’t worry. You can block off their entry points and get rid of the pests quickly, using traps or professional baits. Call us for mouse extermination in Peterborough. We offer comprehensive mouse removal and exclusion services. Our technicians can find where the mice on your property are coming from and send them packing.

Mice can fit through anything that is 6mm wide or more. Typical entry points include the gaps under your doors, holes surrounding the cable lines, wall vents, weep vents, holes in the window frames, and cracks in the foundation. Because mice can climb, they may even enter through the gaps between the soffits and the brick wall. Examine the exterior of your home carefully and seal every gap you find. Don’t forget to look under your deck or porch. You can use steel wool to fill large gaps and put weatherstripping on the bottoms of your doors. Cover vents with steel mesh.

Signs of a Mouse Infestation

If you’re not sure which pest you are dealing with, here are the typical signs of a mouse infestation.

1.       Noises in the walls at night

Mice tend to nest in wall voids, where they make a repetitive scratching sound at night. This is because mice chew their surroundings. Mice like to gnaw at the wooden studs in the wall, which creates the repetitive sound.

2.       Tiny droppings in the house

Mice leave droppings behind them, everywhere they go. These are about 6mm in length, resembling dark grains of rice. Droppings are usually found along the walls of the home and in places where the mice can find food, like kitchen pantries and cellars.

3.       Smell of stale urine

Mice urinate along the paths they take every night, marking their territories and signaling to other mice that the path is safe. Over time, this leaves a bad smell in the house. If you can smell ammonia in the air, but you can’t seem to get rid of it, you may be dealing with mice.

4.       Greasy marks on the wall

Finding greasy streaks and stains along the baseboards and surrounding holes in the wall may indicate a mouse problem. Mice rub their bodies against the same surfaces every night, which leaves those stains.

Hire a Pest Control Company for Help

Call us if you need help getting rid of the mice on your property. We can help you find where the mice on your property are coming from and pest-proof those entry points for you. Our technicians are highly trained and experienced in providing permanent solutions to mouse problems. In addition to extermination, we offer mouse exclusion services that come with a 2-year warranty. Call us today if you have any questions or if you’d like to book an inspection.