Mice may look cute with their whiskers and twitchy noses, but these little creatures can be extremely destructive to your home or business property. Mice tend to invade your home or business and move around behind walls and in roof spaces.
Because mice will freely nibble and gnaw on electrical wires and cabling they are one of the most common causes of electrical fires in the home or workplace.
Even if you like mice and think they cannot do much harm, ignoring the problem for any length of time can quickly overwhelm your property because mice rapidly breed and have many babies in their litters.
Spotting signs of a mouse infestation
As mice are usually nocturnal, you may not notice them at first, especially if you own a business where workers are only on the premises during the daytime. This is why it is important to look for evidence that you have a mouse problem so you can deal with it before it gets out of hand.
Here are some common signs that you have a mouse problem. If you spot any of these signs, it will pay you to get in touch with B-Discreet Pest Control as soon as possible to help rid you of your mouse infestation.
- There is a strong odour in the air that smells like ammonia
- You find a dead mouse
- You find footprints or tail marks in dusty areas
- You find small droppings around your premises
- You hear scratching noises at night-light
- You see a mouse dart along a wall
Finding live mice
If you have a pet cat that is constantly bringing you live or freshly killed mice, then this is a sign that you already have a mouse problem. If you spy any mice running along skirting boards during the daytime, this could mean you already have a serious infestation as hungry mice will venture out in the daytime to look for food.
Check around your property for small holes, gaps or cracks that mice can use to enter your home. You may see evidence of nest building activity if you find shredded paper or scraps of material lying around.
Mice particularly like to build nests in warm places such as airing cupboards, under floorboards, loft insulation, behind cookers, fridges and tumble dryers, behind skirting boards and in cavity walls. If you are moving into a vacant property that has stood empty for a while, you may see dirt build-up and grease marks around commonly used holes or gaps.
B-Discreet Pest Control to the rescue
Finding live mice or evidence of mice activity in your home or on your business premises can pose a serious health risk to you and anyone else that lives or works in your building.
Do not hesitate to get in touch with us to get our help with your mice infestation. You can discuss your problem with our friendly team and we will recommend the best course of action to take to get rid of your mouse problem.