Rodents are very common household pests. It is not unusual for mice to attempt to invade a space in order to access food and shelter. Mice can sneak into your home any time of year; however, they are more common in the winter months. The problem with rodents entering a home is that they bring with them many unhealthy things that can be dangerous to humans. If you know what to look for, you can catch an infestation early and remedy the situation before it is out of control.
4 common signs that mice may be in your home:
- Rodent Droppings: Mice droppings are a sure sign that they have made their way inside the home. Droppings are typically found near food, underneath cabinets or even in the drawers. If the droppings are new, they will still be dark and moist. This is a sign of a new infestation. Older droppings will dry out and become more of a gray color.
- You See A Nest: Mice love to use dry materials to build their nest. They will use anything from paper to fabric to build their homes. If you find a pile of material along with droppings, there is a very high chance that you have an infestation in your home.
- Foul Odor: You will likely begin to sense a foul smell if rodents have recently entered your home. If you have pets such as a dog or a cat, they may become excited when they are near the area where the mice are present. If you have a large infestation somewhere in your home, you may also notice a stale smell coming from their hiding place.
- You See Chew Marks: You may see chew marks on food packaging or even on the wood in the home itself. If the chew marks are new, they will be lighter in color. This may indicate that you have a new infestation.
A thorough inspection of your home will let you know if you have mice present in your home. For more information on rodent solutions for your home, give us a call at and let Innovative Pest Solutions assist you.