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How to tell if you have mice in the attic

It’s not always easy to tell what might be making sounds inside your attic, especially when it comes to mice. Their chewing, scratching and scampering are often mistaken for the sounds of larger animals. Mouse activity on bare ceiling drywall tends to amplify in the dead of the night. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control is often called out to a home to get rid of raccoons or squirrels when the actual culprit is an infestation of mice.

It’s not always easy to tell what might be making sounds inside your attic, especially when it comes to mice. Their chewing, scratching and scampering are often mistaken for the sounds of larger animals. Mouse activity on bare ceiling drywall tends to amplify in the dead of the night. Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control is often called out to a home to get rid of raccoons or squirrels when the actual culprit is an infestation of mice.

Experienced wildlife control professionals can easily recognize mouse evidence in an attic. Mice love to burrow through attic insulation and leave golf ball sized holes that give away their trails. An adult mouse can produce up to 75 droppings per day. Depending on the size and duration of the infestation, mice can easily litter an attic with harmful feces.

The hole in the centre of this picture was made by mice as they tunneled through the fibre glass insulation. The hole in the centre of this picture was made by mice as they tunneled through the fibre glass insulation.

Homeowners who have never seen a mouse in the house are often shocked by the amount of activity inside their attic. Mice are capable of going unnoticed inside walls and attics, allowing small infestations to quickly grow out of hand. They avoid wide open and well-lit spaces frequented by humans. Only a very hungry and desperate mouse would run across a kitchen floor during the day time. Spotting a mouse in the living space is a good indication of a major infestation elsewhere in the home.

A series of mouse tunnels through this attic’s insulation. A series of mouse tunnels through this attic’s insulation.

If you suspect that you are sharing your home with unwanted rodent guests, you may want to head into the attic and have a look around. You might just be surprised by what you find. Of course, if the idea of crawling around in a cramped, dark and dusty attic isn’t your cup of tea you can always call the professionals at Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control. We know how to get rid of mice!

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About the author:Founder of Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control in 1989. Canada's largest urban wildlife removal and exclusion company. Industry leader and pioneer. Split, Scram, Scoot! However you want to say it, Skedaddle Humane Wildlife Control has helped over 200,000 home owners and businesses safely and effectively resolve their wildlife issues. Happy to discuss business and franchising opportunities

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