3. Mice Droppings
Mice droppings are often one of the first signs that you may need to begin doing some research on how to get rid of mice. These dropping are easy to identify because they are small and dark, although sometimes people do disregard them for cockroach droppings as they look similar, both looking like small grains of rice. Droppings will be noticeable because there will be a lot of them – mice can defecate up to 80 times in a single night. The first place these droppings are generally spotted is in enclosed areas such as cupboards, along skirting boards, kitchen counters and windowsills, as this is where mice feel safe. If you spot mice droppings, it’s best to remove them while wearing gloves and place them straight into a sealed plastic bag to avoid bacteria and virus particles that they may contain from releasing.
4. Damage to Food Packaging or Furnishing
The final sign of a mice infestation is damage to food packaging or furnishings within your home. Mice will typically create their home close to a food source that they have easy access to. Although small, mice are very smart animals when it comes to identifying food sources so when close to food, they will actually gnaw through packaging to gain access to the food. Alongside gnawing through packaging to find food, mice will also gnaw on furniture throughout the home. This is because their teeth don’t actually stop growing so in order to keep them at a manageable length they will gnaw on furniture, building materials and electrical wires. Not only is having a damaged home frustrating, but mice can also create serious hazards by chewing through electrical wiring as it may remove safety covers or cause electrical shorts which can lead to a fire starting, making it imperative to find out how to get rid of mice from your home immediately.
So, we know how to identify a possible mice infestation. Let’s now discuss some possible ways on how to get rid of mice.