What Does A Mouse Infestation Smell Like?

There are many ways to detect a mouse infestation, but did you know that mice generate a specific smell around the home when they are in large numbers. If you can smell the odor that they leave behind, you could be able to detect a mouse infestation before it gets any bigger.

The smell

One mouse won’t give off too much of a scent when it’s in the building, but as the infestation grows, you will start to notice a strange scent. This scent is coming from the mouse urinating throughout the home. In a way, they are marking territory like many other mammals do, and as more and more mice do it, the smell will start to be felt around the home. However, it may take a long time until the infestation reaches this point, and it’s better to identify an infestation earlier so you can remove it before it gets to do any damage or spread diseases.

Other signs to keep an eye out for

Some of the earliest signs of a mouse infestation include the presence of droppings, gnaw marks, and noises at night. Droppings are usually the easiest and most common way to detect an infestation. They will be grouped up in a dark, hidden area, or in several areas around the home. Gnaw marks are made by the mice biting various surfaces in order to file down their teeth. Check for these on your baseboards and furniture. Finally, you may hear the mice crawling around and squeaking at night.

Removing the infestation

No matter how you discover the infestation, it’s important to remove it as soon as possible. While they may seem harmless, mice are capable of spreading many dangerous diseases through contact alone. So what you want to do is get in touch with a pest control pro who will help you get rid of the rodents. DIY might seem like a good idea at first, in order to save money, but it can be hard to completely remove an infestation using DIY methods, and if the entire mouse population is not destroyed, the mice will simply repopulate and reinfest. With a pro, this is not a concern, and you may benefit from extra services such as a cleanup service after the mice have been killed, or a prevention service to mouse-proof your home. For more information about mouse infestation, or if you have an infestation that needs to be removed, contact us today.

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