Get Rid of Mice
Find out the best methods to get rid of mice.
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Your home could provide an ideal location for food and shelter for the common House mouse.
Once inside your property, mice prefer to keep hidden during the day. Identifying a potential infestation through signs of activity is often a lot easier than trying to spot an actual mouse.
Noises - Scratching noises in the walls or ceilings as mice scurry around.
Droppings - mice leave small, dark droppings particularly along walls, in cupboards or under sinks.
Distinctive smell - mice leave an ammonia-like smell that will be particularly strong in more enclosed areas such as under cupboards.
Damage - mice have teeth that grow continuously and will gnaw on wood, plastic, cables and other hard materials to keep their teeth shorter.
Grease marks (smudges or smears) - This is caused by mice fur constantly brushing against walls, floors and skirting on regular routes. You may find dark smears around holes or around corners.
Nests - mice build nests with shredded material such as newspaper and fabrics. These will tend to be in hidden places such as behind fridges. Nests will often contain young mice.