Spring is a perfect time for mice to sneak into homes and take up residence. If you don’t want rodents as roommates, it’s important to take action quickly if you see mice tracks. Here’s what you need to know to recognize mice tracks and take measures to keep them out of your home or remove them once they have already moved in.
Recognizing Mice Tracks
Although they are small, mice tracks are easily recognizable. They may be the first sign you notice of the rodents. If you haven’t seen droppings or gnaw marks on your furniture or baseboards, you can still have mice in your home if you see small tracks along walls. It’s not always easy to see mice tracks if your house is clean, but if you suspect that rodents have moved into your home, you can test your theory by sprinkling a small amount of powder along the walls of your home to see if you notice tracks the next day.
Because mice are smaller than rats, their tracks are typically less than half an inch in size. The defining feature of mice tracks is the number of toes on each foot. Mice have five toes on their back paws and four toes on their front feet. You should easily be able to distinguish the number of toes on each paw print. You may also see a line behind the feet where the mouse dragged its tail. The final distinguishing feature of mice tracks is that they run in a parallel line and are usually found next to walls because mice have notoriously bad eyesight.
Finding Entry Points
If you see mice tracks in your home, it’s important to find out how they entered your house. You may be able to follow the tracks to a point of entry. If you see any small holes or crevices in the walls of your home, you should patch them up immediately to keep mice away. You also need to call an expert for help getting rid of the mice that have already taken up residence in your home.
However, you don’t have to have mice in your home to take precautions. It’s a good idea to inspect your house every spring to see if you need to make repairs to the exterior. Patching any holes you come across is a good way to keep mice from entering your home in the first place. Prevention is the best way to remove rodents from your house. It doesn’t take much for a mouse to squeeze through a tiny crevice, so make sure you patch even the smallest of holes around your doors, windows and window sills. Not only do these yearly repairs help you keep your home in good condition, but they also help you prevent mice infestations.
Calling an Expert for Mice Removal
Sometimes mice get into your house despite your best efforts to deter them. The rodents multiply quickly, so failing to remove just a couple of them could cause problems soon after you think you have resolved the issue. It’s best to leave mice removal to the professionals. The technicians at Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control have the tools needed to remove mice from your home in a humane fashion. We’ll also help you patch up potential points of entry so that you don’t have the problem again.
If you think you are sharing your home with mice and want to get rid of them quickly, it’s time to call Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. We are ready to remove the mice from your house quickly and humanely so that you no longer have to worry about having rodents in your home. Contact us today for mice control in Kitchener.