Toronto Pest Removal: What Are Mice Up To While You’re Sleeping?

What Are Mice Up To While You're Sleeping

It is common for a mouse infestation to go undetected for a while because mice are nocturnal. Therefore, they are active at a time when you are usually sleeping. If you believe you have an infestation, you should call mice removal services as soon as possible because mice can cause extensive property damage and spread disease. It may be unnerving to know that mice are active when you are unconscious and therefore vulnerable.

Will Mice Come Near Me When I Sleep?

Mice are prey animals; their survival depends on evading predators. A mouse may perceive you as a potential predator if it sees you up and walking around. However, if a mouse finds you in bed when you are still and not behaving in a way that it perceives as threatening, it may not have the same qualms about approaching you. A mouse may never get into your bedroom at all, but if it does, it is at least possible that it may get closer to you than it would dare to do while you are awake.

Can Mice Climb Up on the Bed?

Mice may be very small creatures, but they are able to jump up to a foot in the air. This may not get them on top of your bed, but it would get them onto the bed frame and possibly on the box spring or mattress. With their sharp claws, mice are skilled climbers as well. The bed linens, box spring, and mattress each provide plenty of footholds that it can use to propel itself up. If the bed frame is made of a material such as wood that provides good footholds, mice might not need to jump at all to get up on your bed. The potential for a mouse to crawl up on your bed is concerning for many reasons, which is why you should call for rodent control in Toronto if you believe mice could be anywhere in the house.

Why Do Mice End up in Bedrooms?

If a mouse ends up in your bedroom, it isn’t always on purpose. A mouse may take a wrong turn and end up in the bedroom, and if you are there, it may be scared to leave. It may wait until you are asleep to make its escape. If the only escape route it can see is across your bed, it may crawl on you while you are sleeping and therefore less of a perceived threat.

On the other hand, sometimes mice come into a bedroom deliberately, usually to look for food. If you eat snacks or meals in bed, the crumbs left behind may attract mice, and they may help themselves while you are sleeping.

How Do You Keep Mice Out of the Bedroom?

A mice infestation is a big problem that requires pest control in Toronto. As a stop-gap measure, to avoid problems with mice in your bedroom before the professionals arrive to assess the situation, you can take steps to keep them out of your bedroom.

You should first check to see if there are any holes in the walls, ceilings, or baseboards that mice could squeeze through to get into the room. An opening the size of a dime is enough. If you find any, you should seal them off. Don’t forget the crack under the door. A door sweep or draft stopper can present a barrier to encroaching mice.

Next, clean up your room to remove any stray crumbs. Mice spend most of their time foraging for food, so if they can’t find it in your room, they are unlikely to linger. Organize your belongings and get rid of any that you don’t need to remove clutter that provides mice with places to hide.

Truly Nolen removes rodents from your home while mitigating the risk of disease transmission. Learn more about our mice removal services.