Mice? Not Nice! 5 Signs of Rodent Infestation That You Should Never Ignore
You've had your suspicions for days now. You've told everyone who would listen, but they dismissed you. Finally, you woke up this morning to find the little jerks ate your prize 100-year old cheese!
Ok, so we're embellishing a little (fun fact: mice don't even like cheese) but the fact remains that mice and other rodents invading your house can lead to property damage, stolen food, and even illness. So how do you know if you've got a problem?
Well, you've come to the right place. We're here to give you 5 major signs of rodent infestation that you shouldn't ignore!
But what are we standing around here talking for? Let's get started!
1. More Holes Than a Block Of...You Get It
One of the telltale signs a mouse has invaded your house are tiny holes in your walls and doors that seem to come from nowhere. These pop up thanks to mice chomping out sections of your wall to give them entryways and tunnels to navigate your house with ease.
Shut this down by hiring a pest control professional to seal up the holes and beat the little buggers at their own game.
2. Funny Smells=Signs of Rodent Infestation
Does your house smell less like it should and more like a wet dumpster? Mice are often the culprits behind it. Mice bring in a musky scent that worsens over time and will stink up your house further if they die in your walls.
3. Your Food Get Invaded?
Another big sign you've got a rodent infestation on your hands is if you see any signs they've gotten into your food. If any containers like cereal boxes show signs of gnawing or have holes, it's time to call in pest control.
Mice aren't known for their politeness, so large piles of food crumbs in odd places is another sign they're in your house. Going off that, spotting mouse droppings in your house is an obvious tell that you've got an invasion.
Make sure to clean up the droppings with a mask and gloves though. The droppings carry harmful bacteria that can get you sick, and the bacteria will spread through the air if you vacuum them up.
4. Your Pets Start Acting Odd
Did your cat or dog become obsessed with the walls recently? Do they scratch and make noises at it on the regular? There's a good chance they hear the mice scurrying around back there, and they're not too pleased with the invasion of their turf.
5. The Walls...They Speak
Hearing weird scratching and chewing noises around your house in the walls or ceilings? You're hearing some mice treat your house like a playground. Make sure to check the attic and basement too (if you have one).
Time to Repel the Invasion
So now that you know the top 5 signs of rodent infestation has invaded your house, you're prepared to call in backup should these signs pop up! So where do you go from here?
Now if you'll excuse us, we need to go find out who ate our 100-year old cheese, because it sure wasn't mice (Right, Dave?).