Categories: Mice Infestation

How Greasy Baseboards Could Signal a Rodent Problem

Mice infestations leave several warning signs long before homeowners see the first mouse. Common indicators of mice infestations include foul odors, audible scratching coming from behind walls, and visible gnawing damage. Another indicator of mice infestations is the grease that mice leave behind as they travel through the home. We urge Chicagoland homeowners to contact a professional, certified mice removal service as soon as they detect signs of a mice infestation.

Don’t Touch That Grease

The grease associated with mice infestations has one of two origins. Mices’ fur has oils that leave stain marks on many home surfaces including drywall and wood. The more dangerous and unsanitary cause of mices’ grease are their urine and droppings, especially when they pool or are left to sit for extended periods. Due to the nature of these greases, homeowners should avoid contact as much as possible, and they should thoroughly wash their hands and other affected areas immediately after contact with mice-related grease.

Additional Unsanitary Signs of Rodent Infestations

The most common and foul indicator of mice infestations is the presence of mice droppings. Since mice poop frequently and pay little heed to when and where they poop, droppings can be in virtually any part of an infested home. Gnaw marks on food containers is another warning sign, and such signs should prompt homeowners to discard the food and its containers to reduce the risk of contracting an illness from the mice. Mice also emit an unmistakable, disgusting odor which is easy to detect and difficult to dispel. Mice can also cause pets such as dogs and cats to act erratically, especially if they have located an entry point or nest that mice use. A pet that produces a dead mouse is a surefire sign of a mice infestation, but it can also lead to health risks for both humans and pets.

Mice Mob Exterminators provides comprehensive mice control services – including thorough inspections, mice extermination, sealing of mices’ entryways, and disinfecting. Our services come with a complimentary one-year guarantee. Please feel free to contact us by requesting a free estimate online, emailing us at micemobexterminators@gmail.com, or calling us at (847) 744-9990.

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