Is Seeing Believing?
Updated: Jan 7, 2022
Q. My wife is convinced we have a mouse problem. But I have not seen any – and I am working from home now more than ever. When is it time to call a pro for a pest inspection? Alex W., Philadelphia, PA
A. Mice are most active at night, so you may not actually see them but still have a problem. Your wife may be concerned because she has observed some of these tell-tale signs:
Small, dark rice-shaped droppings
Gnaw marks on food packaging
Your house cat or dog is showing unusual interest in new areas of the home
Sounds of scratching, rustling, or gnawing, especially at night
Remember, it can be difficult to tell how many mice are in your home. But a few mice can quickly turn into an infestation due to the high rate of breeding. Calling for a pest inspection can ease your and your wife’s mind.