Mice are incredibly intelligent animals and you would be foolish to underestimate them. In today’s article, we’re going to look at some of the tell-tale signs of a mice infestation in your attic. We’ll share the details you should be looking out for and explain a little about why professional rodent control is almost always required. At Truly Nolen, we’re here to help with any mice infestation issues you have.
The Tell-Tale Signs of a Mice Infestation
Unlike the cartoons, you’re unlikely to catch a mouse staring back at you with a block of cheese. There are other obvious signs of a mice infestation that you can look out for though.
As you’ve already guessed, you’ll first be able to tell if you have a mice infestation just by listening. At first, you might be surprised to consider that mice are in your attic. Many people wrongly assume that mice will only target your kitchen and food pantries. Your attic provides them with shelter and warmth they need to survive each winter.
You’ll be able to hear occasional squeaks and mice-like sounds coming from your attic. On top of that, you’ll also be able to hear them scurrying around and climbing. They’re constantly busy arranging and perfecting their nest.
Some mice are nocturnal, so be particularly wary of any noticeable sounds at night. You’ll also be able to hear gnawing and digging as mice work their way through just about any material imaginable, trying to gain access wherever they can.
When inspecting your attic, you’re looking for visual signs of an infestation. Mice droppings, chewed-up and ripped materials and mice fur are all good indicators. There could also be signs of stains and well-worn pathways. Mice could even have chewed through electrical wiring and gnawed away parts of wooden structures. Don’t be surprised to find food and other leftovers in your attic space as well.
Why Rodent Control Professionals Are Required
There are a few things you can do to try and combat a mice infestation, but they’re not known for being particularly effective or even easy. These DIY strategies that you hear working for other people are often time-consuming and costly. Not only that, but mice will likely have established a nest in your home that you may not be aware of, so even if your trap catches a mouse, you probably still have a mouse problem.
A female mouse can have a litter of up to 8 babies every month. They’re incredibly determined and intelligent animals, and controlling them requires expert knowledge. Contact rodent control professionals at the earliest opportunity. If you delay doing so, their numbers will quickly multiply and the damage they do to your home could become serious.
Truly Nolen’s Rodent Control
At Truly Nolen, we’ve been taking care of rodent control issues since 1938. We’ve developed advanced techniques to remove mice from anywhere in your home safely and quickly. Not only that, we future-proof your home against future infestations. That way, you shouldn’t be seeing or hearing mice again for a while.
First of all, our experienced technicians will inspect and investigate your property. No two homes are the same and our effective rodent control strategy will be unique to your property. Trapping, exclusion, and sanitation measures are all regular parts of the process.
Once we’ve removed the population, we identify how they gained access to your home in the first place. This will be sealed and other prevention methods will be introduced to stop mice from entering your home again.