What’s that noise upstairs? A ghost? Or a mouse? The possibility of the latter is tall because mice love dark, secluded areas. Therefore, they prefer to invade attic spaces as it is a perfect shelter for them. But, how did they manage to get to my attic? Let’s deep dive and know more about these attic invaders.
The gateway to your Attic
Attics lack activity of any kind. It is treated like a storage room that provides a safe and relatively secure home for these disease-carrying invaders. Moreover, the clutter present in the attic serves as an undisturbed hiding zone for mice. Plus, the supplies and storage items tend to be resources perfect for nest building for these rodents.
Mouse are excellent climbers, which makes it easy and effortless for mice to sneak into your attic. Moreover, the attic seems to be the first place they find after climbing up downspouts, jump down and scale tree branches that touch your building, or access your roofline in one way or the other.
They are also excellent at hiding, which makes it hard to locate them. So, it is necessary to know the early signs that indicate the presence of house mice.
Identifying signs of mice in the attic
Some signs are enough to identify if you have mice in your home. The list can be long, depending on the number of mice in your attic. To make things simpler, we have listed the top signs to look for:
- Noise –One of the first things you’ll hear is the noise house mouse makes. Noises that signal their presence include squeaking, scuffling, scraping, scurrying, bumping, thumping, scrambling, along with the scratching noise that their tiny feet make against the attic floor.
- Droppings –In some cases, you may never hear the noise of mice as they must have found the route to your bedroom. Therefore, now we have to switch to the second most important sign of their existence – mice droppings. Search for droppings in the attic, rear side of the drawers in your kitchen, food storage areas, and other spaces where mice are living and exploring.
- Nests –Look for their nests made of matted down material. This can be found in hard-to-get-at spots. You can easily locate it with the droppings around the nesting sites.
- Urine –If you detect an odor in any specific location in the attic, suspect mice. You can also check for urine drops on countertops and other surfaces that they dribble as they travel.
- Other Signs –Other visible marks can indicate mice infestation such as chewed items, gnaw marks, greasy rub, and shredded paper or fiber formed as nests
Get Rid of Attic Invaders
Now that you have inspected all the signs that confirm the presence of mice in your attic. Treat mice eradication as a matter of high priority as they cause property damage and spread some deadly diseases, including the hantavirus.
Spotting house mice in the attic demands time, energy, effort, and skills. Save yourself the hassle, and reach out to a qualified pest control company, that can locate access points beyond human reach and accordingly develop a removal plan.
So, if you suspect mice infestation in your attic, call us today!