It’s that time of year again—we need to talk about mice. These tiny rodents can cause big problems. But don’t worry, Plunkett’s is here to help you identify the telltale signs of a mouse infestation. If you discover you’re cohabitating with these uninvited guests, we can help evict them.
7 Signs You’ve Got a Mouse Problem in Your House
1. Tiny Footprints Bring Big Problems
One of the first signs of a mouse infestation you might notice is tiny footprints along your baseboards or in dusty corners. Mice are naturally curious and love to explore, leaving behind evidence of their nightly adventures. If you see tiny paw marks, it might be time to contact pest control professionals.
2. The Mystery of Missing Snacks
Have you noticed small nibble marks on your fruits or pantry items? If so, you're not just feeding your family; you might be running a free mouse diner! Mice are notorious for helping themselves to your food supplies.
3. Unmistakable Odor
Mice have a distinct, musky odor that's hard to ignore. If you start smelling something "off" and can't pinpoint the source, you may have mice hiding out somewhere.
What Does a Mouse Infestation Smell Like?
Ever catch a whiff of something a bit off (especially in tight spaces like your cupboards)? If it's a strong, ammonia-like odor—think potent urine smell—you might just have some tiny, unwelcome houseguests. This distinct scent is often a dead giveaway for a mouse infestation.
👃Let Plunkett’s solve the stink! Not only is the smell of a mouse infestation unpleasant, but their droppings can spread disease. Contact Plunkett’s so we can get rid of your mouse problem for good!
4. Sounds in the Walls
You know that unsettling scratching noise in the walls that you blamed on your imagination? It could very well be mice. They love setting up shop in walls, attics, and other secluded places, making them hard to locate.
5. Mouse Droppings
Mouse droppings are a surefire sign you've got an infestation. These droppings usually appear along their runways, near their feeding areas, or where they're nesting. Mice droppings are typically 1/8-1/4 inches long and pointed at one end. Here's an easy tip to remember: They tend to look like slightly oversized chocolate sprinkles.
🛡️ This is NOT the time to DIY.If you spot any of these signs, the smartest move is to consult a professional. DIY traps and poisons can be dangerous and are often ineffective.You can trust that our pest control experts at Plunkett's are rigorously trained and experienced to help you manage any mice-related issues you might be experiencing. Let us take care of it, safely and effectively.
6. Nesting Materials
If you come across bits of paper, fabric, or insulation scattered around, you might have stumbled upon mouse nesting material. Mice are expert builders and will use just about anything they can find.
7. Frequent Sightings
If you're seeing mice often, it's safe to say you have an infestation. Mice are generally nocturnal, so daytime sightings could indicate a larger-than-usual population that needs immediate attention.
Got Mice? Don’t DIY—Call Plunkett’s Pest Control.
So you’ve noticed one or more of the signs above… What now? At the first sign of mice, it's best to bring in the pros. We’re here to make your home safe and comfortable again. Call Plunkett’s for top-notch pest control! You’ll receive thorough services and—most importantly—a pest-free home.