Mice can cause costly damage to property as well as contamination to foodstuffs and transference of disease. When they venture into your home or business they bring with them disease and parasites as they indiscriminately urinate wherever they go. Mouse activity can be determined with similar signs to rats, however, they can enter buildings through much smaller areas as they have the ability to squeeze their bodies through holes no bigger than the end of a pencil.
Mouse problems often occur when mice are searching for food and shelter in buildings, mainly where food is stored such as kitchens and storerooms. Mice infestations need to be acted on swiftly as this can lead to other problems such as,
Do any of these sound familiar? Are we discovering a greasy mark on a wall? A noticeable ammonia-like smell? Finding small dark droppings or gnaw marks? If so, then you may well have mice in your property.
Mice are nocturnal so discovering these signs may take some time, and they can stay hidden unnoticed for most of the day and only appear at night.
Take a look at our checklist of signs of a mice infestation below.