What are the first signs of mice?
- Icky Droppings. 1/8. Mouse feces are found in areas where mice are most active, near feeding, breeding, and nesting areas.
- Noises in the Night. 2/8.
- Rodent Roadways. 3/8.
- Holes or Tears in Material. 4/8.
- Teeth Marks. 5/8.
- Foul Smells. 6/8.
- Disappearing Food. 7/8.
- Unwanted, Dead or Alive. 8/8.
How do you know if you have mice in your house?
- Scratching sounds in walls and ceilings.
- Mice droppings.
- Urine pillars.
- Grease rubs.
- Mouse smells.
- Track prints.
- Damage to foodstuffs and furnishings.
- Unusual pet activity.
What attracts mice in your house? There are two main things that can attract mice and rats to your house – food and shelter. If you don’t tidy up properly and there’s food waste on the floor or surfaces, rodents are going to love it! Rats and mice also need shelter, particularly during winter to avoid the worst of the cold.
Would you know if you have mice? Have you noticed an unusual, ammonia like smell, seen small dark droppings, greasy marks on walls or skirting boards or noticed shredded materials or gnaw marks? Then you may have mice in your property. Mice are usually nocturnal and can remain hidden for a long time before you even begin to suspect a problem.