Where Do Mice Get In?Houses provide an easy entry for mice. They are great climbers and will scurry up walls and across roofs to find spaces to enter or search for existing holes around the foundation. Here are popular places where they can gain access to your home:
- Roof vents
- Foundation cracks
- Weep vents in brick
- Gaps between building materials
- HVAC, pipe and utility openings
- Window and door frames
Do You Have a Mice Infestation?Mice leave telltale signs in your home. Their urine has a very strong smell, which is identifiable with a larger population. You may also hear squeaking, chattering and hissing as they move about inside your walls, attics or crawlspaces. They make noise as they try to find food that is abundant in your home. There are also visible signs you may notice:
- Droppings: These are seen around exteriors and places inside homes where rodents nest and travel. Mice produce 50-75 droppings each day, so their copious defecation habits cause quite a mess.
- Staining and fur: Their oily coats, which help them squeeze through tight spaces, leave brownish-grey stains at entry points, and there will likely be bits of fur left behind.
- Chewing marks: Powerful rodent teeth leave observable gnaw marks. You often find shavings and other chewed materials or wires where there are nests.