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Here's Why You Are Finding Mice in Your House

Brown mouse on a hard wood floor inside a house.

Mice, rats, and other rodents like to make their way into your home uninvited. They chew through your walls and furniture and can cause a variety of different diseases. This unwelcomed guest has a few tell-tale signs when it has taken over your home. Our rodent control exterminators are going to walk you through the signs of a rodent infestation and how to make your home less desirable to these pests.

Signs You Have a Mouse Infestation

  • Have you heard scratching or quiet squeaks from behind your walls at night?
  • Have you found droppings on the floor in corners or in your cabinets?
  • Have you noticed that some of your food containers look like they have been chewed?

Why You Have a Mouse Infestation

If you’ve answered yes to any of these questions, you may have a mouse infestation. You are probably asking yourself… Why? How?

Mice Look for Shelter

During the change of seasons, the rodents are seeking shelter from extreme weather conditions as well as a nesting place for their young. Mice can make their nests from any soft items like shredded paper, insulation, or clothing. Rodent problems are most common in the fall when the temperature drops and they are looking for a home and heat from the harsh winter temperatures.

They Need Heat to Survive the Winter

Many areas of your home can provide just enough heat to help a rodent survive the winter. This can be as discreet as creating a nest inside the cavities between your walls, under your floorboards, near to your hot water tank, or even up in your attic.

They Need Food and Water

Rodents see your home as a source of food and water.  Many people know that cheese and peanut butter appeal to mice, but they also enjoy cereal, grains, and plants.  They receive all the water they need from the food they ingest and do not need to find water. For rats, they do require water outside of the food source so they are more likely to be searching out vegetables and other items like bread from your trash.

To Keep Safe from Predators

The final reason mice are heading into your home is for survival. They are hiding from predators such as hawks, bobcats, coyotes, or any type of bird. In the winter months, food is scarce for these animals and they are searching for rodents.

Get Rid of Mice in Your House Today

If you suspect you already have some small furry visitors in your home, contact the rodent control experts with over 50 years of serving clients in the Boston area, Clancy Brothers Pest Control! They will help you identify the areas where the rodents entered your home and will be able to eliminate the problem. Call our local exterminators today at 617-464-1305.

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