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An Audible Guide To Mice Problems Around Your Home

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Recognizing the presence of pests in your home requires the use of multiple senses. By using hearing, you can determine the location of animals, the actions that they are performing, and what type of animal is present in the home.

When dealing with mice in your home, populations can quickly grow. Mice can become a big problem, and professionals will be needed to eradicate the issue. There are three specific mice sounds you should listen for in your home if you think you have a mice problem. By being able to recognize these sounds, you can contact pest control services to help get rid of the mice before further damage is done. Go through the following three sounds to see if any of them sound familiar in your home.


Mice have the flexibility and small size that make it easy for them to enter through small crevices in the home. As they seek food, warmth, and shelter, mice will dig and claw their way through all types of home materials. As mice crawl through walls and drywall, you may hear slight scratches. If these scratches are rapid sounding, it is actually the mouse running or climbing through your home's structure. If you hear the scratches overhead, then nice are likely crawling through your attic space. During this process, a mouse can chew through the wall, chew through cables, and cause a disturbance with your insulation. When you hear the scratching, it's important to pinpoint the different locations in your home. This will help pest control workers find an ideal starting place during their initial inspection.


Mice are constantly looking for food to feed on. One of the more ideal places to find food is in your garbage. This includes both indoor and outdoor garbage bins. When standing near your bins, it's important to listen for a crinkling sound. These sounds typically indicate a mouse chewing through or roaming through a garbage bag. You may hear the garbage bag crinkling along with other sounds that mix in with garbage products. This may include food packaging or drink containers like cans. Before contacting pest control workers, the first step you should take is securing your garbage bins. Cover up open bins and replace any bins with holes or worn down sections and holes. Once a pest control worker arrives, they can give you additional tips for treating your garbage and deterring mice from coming into your home.


The squeaks you hear from a mouse are not a friendly hello. Often, a squeak is sign that your home has been infested by more than a single mouse. When mice are mating, they often make squeaking noises. These noises can be very faint and hard to hear. The best way to determine the location of the squeaking is to unplug any electronics in the room. This can help eliminated high pitched white noise and electronic buzzing. With the room silent, you can easily determine if a mouse is nearby. Hearing a lot of squeaks can become really frustrating over time. By knowing the location, you can help a pest control worker eliminate the problem.

The sounds of squeaks may also indicate when baby mice are born. If a mother leaves babies, the mice will squeak when she returns. If you can hear group squeaking, then it is likely a sign that multiple babies have infested your home. A pest control worker can find the source of these squeaks and eliminate the mice nest from your home. Along with finding a nest, the worker can find the entry points and help deter mice from returning.

When listening for sounds, listening at night can help you hear when the nice are more active. It can also help you pinpoint the locations a lot easier.

For more information and assistance in diagnosing mice control problem, check out the sites of professionals in your area or contact professionals directly.