Ssssh! Is that a mouse I hear in my house?

Ssssh! Is that a mouse I hear in my house?

In winter, mice and rats seek out dark, warm spaces with access to food and water, which is why they are often spotted in kitchens. Even a teeny tiny gap into your home is like a ‘Welcome’ sign, and once they've moved in, they can be really hard to get rid of.

May 20, 2021
Mouse on kitchen sink

Ssssh! Is that a mouse I hear in my house?

In winter, mice and rats seek out dark, warm spaces with access to food and water, which is why they are often spotted in kitchens. Even a teeny tiny gap into your home is like a ‘Welcome’ sign, and once they've moved in, they can be really hard to get rid of.

May 20, 2021

Rodents are nocturnal, so if you see one during the day it can mean you've got an infestation and need professional help.

The best course of action is to control any mice and rats in the early stages. Once they've settled in and start breeding, females can have five litters a year with an average of six to eight pups per litter  and that's a big family!

Here are 4 things you can do 

Check your home's exterior for any holes  

Trim away branches from your roof to prevent roof access.  

Make sure weather stripping and door seals are intact.  

Remove all food sources by keeping everything in sealed containers.  

Signs that you already have uninvited rodent guests include:

Scratching noises coming from the roof or dark, enclosed spaces  

Mouse & rat droppings  

Chewed items such as paper or packets in your store cupboard

There are many variations of rodent baits on the market, so you can try a DIY solution. If this doesn't work, your local pest control expert can provide a baiting program specific to your home.

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