Whether you want to think about it or not, a lot of us have a mouse problem and we don’t even know it. Yes, there are many cases where, if you looked closely enough, you would find signs of them, but who has the time for that, right? Maybe not you, but there is a list compiled by our expert mouse control London team of some signs that you can watch for so you will know whether or not you have a mouse problem that needs your attention.
- Rips and shredded fabric (clothing or furniture)
Mice spend the majority of their time building nests, so that they can make a home for themselves in tiny corners where us noisy humans will never bother them. As such, if you see random shredding of assorted kinds of fabric around your home, you’re probably living with several mice running around in your house. These are the materials mice use to make their nests whether they are pets or pests.
- Bags/containers with bite marks
When mice aren’t looking for nest materials, they’re on the hunt for food. If you have mice living with you, you can notice holes nibbled in the bags of food that you have, which will have chew marks in the bottom of them. Containers may have holes, too, though they may be harder to spot. Mice will chew into their food sources in order to get to them.
- Scratching noises at night
This is often the sign that most people will notice in their home: noises in the walls in the evening and at night. Mice are nocturnal pests so you will definitely hear them scratching. They may be chewing their way through the insulation of your home and possibly even the electrical wires, which will lead to all sorts of problems.
You know you have a serious infestation issue when you start noticing mice faeces. As far as location goes, there is no specific one because mice will use the toilet wherever they feel like it and whenever they feel like it, much to your disgust. When that stage comes, it’s definitely time to call a pest control company in London.
If you notice any of these signs, you really should call a pest control specialist, because mice will breed very quickly and cause a huge problem for you. As you can probably guess, the bigger your mouse problem is, the more damage it can cause for your home as well as for your health. Make sure you always take a mouse problem seriously and take the proper measures to dealing with it.