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Signs of Mice

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Sometimes rodents may appear in a house or area, and this does not always depend on the cleanliness of the owners of the premises. Rodents can find a cozy shelter near a person and begin to actively reproduce.

This proximity to rodents is an inconvenience and a problem for us. Rats, mice, and voles not only spoil furniture by gnawing it from all sides, but can also damage wires and communications, rake food and even infect it. In addition, they carry dangerous diseases. Therefore, when you find rodents in your home, it is important to respond immediately and seriously.

In this article we will tell you where mice can come from in the house, where they usually set up their hiding places, and by what signs you can recognize their presence in the room. At the end of the article you will also find information about specialized services that carry out pest control measures in residential and non-residential properties.

How do mice get into the house?

Mice have an amazing ability to find ways to enter houses and apartments. Thanks to their mobility and resourcefulness, they can easily overcome obstacles and get to a person. Typically, these rodents live in vegetable gardens and orchards, which makes them familiar with the surrounding area.

Mice have the ability to quickly adapt to new conditions and therefore quietly and unnoticed enter homes in the following ways:

  1. Through basements and storage rooms connected to the main part of the house.
  2. In city apartments they can penetrate through sewers, pipes, ventilation and garbage disposals. By chewing through materials, they search for a suitable habitat.
  3. Through utility rooms or basements in apartment buildings.
  4. When moving from the street or with garbage that can be brought along with things.

To prevent mice from gaining access to your home, it is important to carefully monitor the condition of the premises’ structures and promptly seal cracks and holes. This will prevent mice from reaching your supplies and taking refuge in your home.

The best places to build mouse nests

Mice are incredibly flexible and small creatures that can fit through even the narrowest of cracks. They build their nests between walls and in floor cavities, preferring warm places and places close to food sources. Most often, mice choose places near the kitchen, boxes with cereals and rooms where grain and food are stored. Sometimes their shelters are located between household appliances, for example, between a refrigerator and a stove, as well as in the area of ​​the sink and kitchen unit.

Specialists from the Marafet team carefully inspect the premises before processing and are able to identify individuals that have skillfully hidden. Thanks to our equipment, treatment substances can penetrate into the most inaccessible places where mice and their nests may be located.

The danger of mice to humans

Mice, like all living beings, strive to provide themselves with better living conditions using the resources they can find in human premises. They cause harm both materially and psychologically. That's why it's important to be able to recognize the signs of their appearance:

Mice can chew through wires, causing short circuits; They destroy furniture, flooring and walls, looking for material for their nests and to sharpen their teeth; They spoil human food, such as cereals, nuts, cheeses, making it unfit for consumption; They carry many infectious diseases that harm human health. These include salmonellosis, hantavirus and leptospirosis. The bacteria of these viruses are found in the excrement of rodents and insects (like ticks and fleas) that parasitize mice.

Preventative measures and professional pest control will help you avoid such health risks, saving your financial and emotional resources.

How to understand that there are mice in the house?

Sooner or later, rodents begin to make their presence known, and it is important to be careful to accurately determine whether they are mice. Here are some obvious signs of rodents in your home:

  1. Excrement: Mouse poop is shaped and about the size of a grain of rice, but dark brown in color. Very often they can be seen near food, for example, near kitchen units, trash cans, shelves and cabinets. The presence of droppings indicates the proximity of a mouse nest, so it is important to use a mask and rubber gloves when cleaning up excrement, as droppings contain bacteria and germs that can enter the body through the skin or respiratory tract.
  2. Rustling at night: Mice are active at night, and if you hear noises, rustling or scratching noises, they could be rodents. They are very flexible and can fit even in small spaces such as gaps between walls and holes in the floor. They keep their well-trodden routes, so they can be recognized by their smell and excrement near the walls.
  3. Damaged materials: If you find torn bedding or slashed bedside tables, mice could be the culprit. They search for building materials for their nests and may chew out small pieces of fabric, wood or even wire. Therefore, it is important to get rid of rodents quickly to prevent damage to wiring and short circuits.
  4. Smell: The rich musky smell in the room is a trace of mice. A particularly strong aroma remains along their routes of movement, for example along walls and in drawers in the kitchen.
  5. Damaged food: If you see gnawed packets of cereal or bags of nuts, rodents have most likely visited your home. Such products should be disposed of and should not be eaten under any circumstances, as harmful bacteria can enter the body through the rodent’s saliva.
  6. Line of sight of the rodent: If you see a rodent in your premises, there is no need to doubt their presence. This indicates that there may be a lot of them in your home as they avoid humans during the day.

If at least one of these cases is found in your home, immediately call the sanitary service.

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