Signs of Mice in the Walls

When they invade manmade buildings for shelter and food, mice often take up residence in the walls. Since they are nocturnal creatures, homeowners may never see adult mice wandering around. Thankfully, the rodents leave other signs of their presence.

House mice are also notorious for making scratching and scuffling noises as they move behind walls or in attics. These sounds are caused by the pests’ nails digging into surfaces for grip. You will also hear mice squeak. Mice use vocals to express emotions and relay the location of food and shelter. The noise they make most frequently is a high-pitched squeak, almost like a singing chatter, but it can change in pitch and frequency depending on what they’re trying to communicate. For example, their squeaks are faster during mating and louder when they find food.

Additionally, home residents may notice foul odors caused by feces, urine, or the presence of deceased mice trapped in wall voids. The presence of holes larger than one-fourth of an inch in diameter on building exteriors should also make individuals weary of infestations, as these openings make perfect entryways for the rodents.

Mouse Damage to Walls

Having a mouse infestation is stressful. The noises and smells are a nuisance. More seriously, mice contaminate stores of food with their waste and spread numerous diseases.

Additionally, their tendency to gnaw can lead to structural damage and increase the risk of fire. Since mice are capable of reproducing at alarming rates, effective and immediate control of infestations is necessary.

How to Get Mice Out of Walls

Do-it-yourself projects can be unsafe and contribute to the spread of disease if conducted incorrectly. Calling in professional help to control populations of mice in the walls is best.

At Critter Control we institute a custom mouse trap plan. Critter Control’s mouse trapping includes strategic placement, bait, and amount of mouse traps. We can quickly control the mouse population infesting the walls of your house. 

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