Parma Mice infestations are one of the most common pest problems that we face, especially in the colder times of the year. Mice are known to damage homes, contaminate food, and spread disease. They usually enter our homes in search of either food or shelter. They can squeeze through very small openings, which makes it hard to keep them out.
How to Identify a Parma Mouse Infestation:
- Seeing a mouse: The easiest way to tell if you have an infestation is simply seeing the mouse! They’re often found near food in the kitchen, but could surprise you throughout your house.
- Sounds: You can often hear the scratching of mice scurrying through your walls or cabinets.
- Gnaw marks: Mice often chew on things and leave behind gnaw marks where they’ve been.
- Droppings: Mice leave behind rod-shaped droppings with pointed ends. They measure about 1/8-1/4 inch long.
- Rub marks: Mice can leave oily marks on walls that they rub against while they travel around your home.
- Odor: When mice are present in large numbers their urine has a distinct smell. This is because mice use the smell of their urine to communicate with each other.
- Damage: Mice can chew through many materials including cardboard, wood, particle board, insulation, and wires. They’ll even chew through food containers.
It’s no easy task to keep mice from being able to enter your home. They can squeeze through holes as small as a pencil! It’s always a good idea to check the perimeter of your home, and seal up any small holes they may be able to enter through. Always make sure you keep your house clean of any crumbs, and keep all food and dog food stored properly. Keep all your trash sealed, as well.
If you have tried preventative measures, but are still finding a Parma Mice infestation, it might be time to called a professional pest control company. Get Lost Pest Control has a variety of methods to rid your house of an infestation and will create a removal plan that fits you!