What are the signs of having mice?
- Urine Odor. Rodent urine has a strong musky odor.
- Gnawed Holes. Gnawed mouse holes are small, clear-cut, and about the size of a dime.
- Rub and Gnaw Marks. Oily rub marks are left in places where rodents travel along walls.
- Pet Behavior.
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.
Where do mice like to hide in a house? Indoor Hiding Places
The bases of kitchen cabinets. Wall voids that are insulated and located close to heat sources. Voids in and behind large kitchen appliances. Areas that are hidden by stored items and clutter.
How can you tell if you have mice or rats?
- Rodent droppings are a good indicator of the pest in your house. Rat droppings are shiny black and 1/2 – 3/4 of an inch long, whereas mice droppings are small and smooth with pointed ends.
- Chew marks are another telltale sign to distinguish your rodent.