WHAT TO LOOK FOR
If you see a mouse in the daytime, this is a very good indication of a good-sized population, as mice are mostly nocturnal, meaning mice are most active at night. Look for gaps you can fit a pinky finger in around the inside and outside of your home.
Make sure you look up as well as down as mice are very proficient climbers. Look for droppings, chew marks, and grease. Greasing is caused by the oils in a mouse’s fur mixing with dirt to leave a distinctive dark spot along a wall or hole. If the grease marks smear, it means it is fresh. Look for gaps, a food source close by, and areas they can hide.
MICE / RAT CONTROL
The use of trapping inside the structure, tamper-resistant bait stations around the perimeter of the building, and sealing all potential and active entry points are the only solutions that provide measurable results against existing populations. If entry areas are not identified and mouse-proofed, then other mice will continue to gain entry. A trained mouse exterminator can help identify these issues more thoroughly.