• Robert Bate

How to Mouse Proof Your House

Mice Problems in Brisbane?

Mice problems in homes

So, you like to keep warm as the temperature falls. Unfortunately, so do our mice and rats. Having mice decide to take residence in your home in Brisbane is inconvenient to say the least– they are also unsanitary and their droppings have been implicated as potential asthma triggers in children.

mice droppings in a pantry cupboard

Once a family of mice decide to make your house their home, they can do a lot of damage. They may also contaminate food and other materials through their droppings or urine, allowing the spread of disease.

Not only are mice destructive, but they have also been known to cause house fires through the gnawing of electrical wiring.

How do you know if you have mice or rats in the house? Mice are far more common, unless you live near a river, warehouse, etc.

Signs of Mice Activity can be:

  • Sounds – mice can normally be heard at night, scurrying around the walls and ceilings.

  • Droppings – mice leave small, dark droppings around 3-6mm long and have pointed ends.

  • Damage – mice have teeth that grow continuously and will gnaw on wood, plastic, cables and other hard materials to keep their teeth shorter.

  • Nests – mice build nests with shredded material such as newspaper and fabrics. These tend to be in hidden places such as behind fridges.