Certain signs can also indicate the size of a population. If rodents are seen at night but never during the day, the population has probably not gotten too large and can be controlled with traps and bait. If you are seeing any rodents during the day, numerous fresh droppings or new gnaw marks, it is likely that the population has gotten quite large and may require professional services.
Look for these signs that will help you determine whether you have a current or previous rodent infestation in your home. Below are a few scenarios to get rid of mice from your home.
- Rodent Droppings
Mice feces or droppings are most likely to be found near food packages in the drawers and/or cupboards. You can also find them under sinks, in hidden areas and along rodent runways. You will find more mice feces where the rodents are nesting, so inspect the area around the new-found droppings to determine if there is still an infestation.
- Gnaw Marks
Look for gnaw marks around holes or food that has been recently opened. You will see noticeable small teeth marks which will indicate a mouse is present in the home. If the teeth marks are noticeably bigger, this may indicate that you have a rat present instead of mice.
- Foul Odour
Your pets will smell this strange odour first. Your cats and/or dogs will become active and excited in areas where the mice are present and nesting. So if you see your pet pawing at an area in which it had previously no interest in – grab a flashlight! Examine the area for any indication of a mouse.
- Scratching Noises
Listen at night when the home is quieter. This is when mice will become more active and look to search your home for the food that they smell. This is also when they will scratch at the wall to create holes to gain access to the food.
If you discover any of these signs and suspect any wildlife intrusion contact your Pro Trap team to safely remove the nests and areas damaged by the animal. We will also repair the points of entry to prevent them from coming back into your home.