The return of winter means that colder temperatures will drive mice into your home seeking shelter from blustery winds and falling temperatures. These resilient rodents will do more than dream of cheddar cheese; they will find ways to gnaw their way through your furniture, flooring, and even food. Discover the early signs of an unwanted mouse population before your home turns into the mouse version of the 1942 movie classic Holiday Inn this winter.
How Can You Tell If You Have A Mouse In Your House?
There are several tell-tale signs that can alert you to new mouse house “guests.” These signs include:
- Mouse droppings;
- Tears, rips, or bite marks in food, as well as discarded food packaging or wrappers;
- Greasy paw prints near walls and on the floor; and
- Evidence of nesting.
If you notice any of the above tell-tale signs in your home, don’t set out the plate of cookies for Santa; instead, get ready to evict your new rodent tenants.
Are There Humane Ways To Send House Mice Packing?
Whether the mice have been “naughty or nice,” chances are that you don’t want them living in your home. The good news is that Ecology Exterminating can help you take back your home.
The first step we take is to evaluate the exterior of your home. We look for and repair any places where the mice might enter such as holes in your home’s foundation, cracks by your windows, doors or pipes.
However, if the mice have already moved in, you need to send them packing before they invite their relatives. From low-impact tactics to catch-and-release traps, there are several approaches that we might use to humanely remove the mice from your home.
Don’t set out a cheese platter for your uninvited rodent guests, contact Ecology Exterminating Services to rodent proof your home today!Back to blog