These little creatures nest in warm and tight spaces, usually in attics. We often find nibble marks on objects left in our attics and cereal is a popular feast among mice, not cheese.
Mice and rats are fairly similar in their risks and signs:
- Spread infections and diseases such as
- Lyme Disease
- Weil’s disease
- They carry fleas, mites and tics
- Damage materials with their teeth, leaving parallel nibble marks. The materials often chewed are cardboard, paper, plastic, insulation and wood
- Like rats, the belly and feet of mice are covered with urine which comes off on the surfaces they touch, contaminating surfaces and foods.
Again, the signs that mice leave are similar to those of a rat:
- Droppings roughly 5mm long
- Grease marks and smudges from a mouse body, smaller than a rats and often found on many surfaces
- Damaged to fabrics and objects. Mice tend to gnaw more than rats but their teeth are not as sharp
- Ammonia like smell caused by traces of urine