During the fall and winter months, mice will try to make their way indoors in search of food, warmth, and shelter. Not only can mice chew through walls and destroy food boxes in kitchen cabinets, but they can also wreak serious havoc on your home and personal health: They gnaw on wires, carry a slew of bacteria, and can worsen allergies and asthma for anyone living in the house.
Before taking any precautionary measures, it’s important to know how to spot mouse droppings, often the first indicator that you have rodents in your space. Mouse droppings resemble dark grains of rice, about a quarter inch long. Rat droppings tend to be wider and longer — about half an inch in length. Trails of tiny poop pellets are a major sign that you have mice, but it’s not the only thing to look out for: Scan through your pantry to see if there is any debris on shelves or gnaw marks on food boxes.
If you see one mouse, there are definitely others hiding somewhere in your home. Simply put, if one mouse can find a way in, others can — and will — do the same. Plus, they multiply very