Did you know that a mouse can squeeze through a hole the size of a dime????????
On average 1 in 3 households in the U.S. experience a rodent problem each year. Rodents are nocturnal creatures by nature, which means they rarely surface during the daytime hours unless their environment is disrupted. If you’ve spotted a mouse during the day, chances are it’s not alone. Rodents generally live in groups, if you’ve seen one during the day there could be as many as 20 or more nearby; and if you’ve seen two, there could be more than 50 mice in and around your home.
But if you don’t see them, how do you know they are there?
Look for the following signs:
1. Mouse droppings, typically small (about 1/8
of an inch long) and black. Rat feces tend to be a bit larger.
2. Footprints and tail drags may be seen in dusty locations. Use a strong flashlight at a low angle to check for tracks.
3. Evidence of recent gnawing, especially on packaged goods, cardboard boxes and areas around pipes, ducts and vents.
4. Mice often make their homes in large household appliances. Inspect your dishwasher, refrigerator, washer and dryer.
5. Your dog or cat pawing excitedly at a kitchen cabinet, the base of your refrigerator or a wall.
6. Scampering or gnawing sounds.
7. Burrows or nests in the ground along the outside of buildings
Spotting just one mouse could be the first indication of an infestation.
If you are seeing any of the 7 signs above give us a call today for a free estimate! 248-932-0018