Mice Infestation

Remaining Vigilant After a Rodent Infestation

After you’ve successfully eliminated all rodents from your home and thoroughly cleaned the area, you can breathe a sigh of relief. However, it’s important to never let your guard down fully.

There’s always a chance that rodents can return to an area that’s been infested before. If one round of mice found your property attractive, the chances are high that another group of them may end up doing the same.

One of the most important things to keep in mind after extermination is that you always must remain vigilant. Otherwise, you run the risk of subsequent infestations.

In this article, we’ll teach you how to keep your eye out for future infestations and hopefully keep your home rodent-free.

Be Aware of the Signs

If you remain aware of the signs of a future infestation, you can stop rodents in their tracks if they decide to return. The following situations could be easy ways to identify mice returning to your property.

Leaving Their Mark

When mice return, they may leave their mark on pieces of your home or furniture. Look out for small gnaw marks on everything from the bottom of your furniture to cords on your appliances.

You should be especially vigilant in areas around food sources. The kitchen and living room (if it’s attached to the kitchen) are hot spots to look out for these teeth marks.

Traces of Food

Mice usually eat whenever they find a source of food. They don’t carry it back to their nests to eat later.

Because they dine and dash, they often leave small crumbs and other traces of food where they feast. Again, the kitchen is most likely the highest area of concern when it comes to these food traces.

Droppings

This can happen anywhere in your home. Look out for signs of mice droppings or urine throughout your home.

Their droppings are about ¼-inch in size and pointy at the end. Additionally, you’ll notice urine through small yellow stains. This may not be easy to spot on your carpet unless it’s white, but you can quickly identify it on vinyl floors.

If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to act quickly. When you take action fast enough, the best thing to do is set traps in the areas where you noticed the signs.

Place one or two traps in each area where you find droppings, crumbs, and gnaw marks. If you’re lucky, you’ll stop the issue before it gets out of control. Otherwise, you may need to contact Mice Mob Exterminators for professional help.

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