Battling with a mouse infestation is a challenge!
But what about the signs that are not particularly clear?
One of the most frustrating signs is when you find mouse droppings but no mouse. What do you do next?
Help! I Have Found Mouse Droppings But No Mouse!
1. Take Stock
The first thing you need to do be thankful that you have only found mouse droppings and no mouse because you might be in luck!
You may have caught the mouse infestation right at the beginning!
I am not suggesting that you definitely have got lucky, but there is a chance. Mice tend to be much more active at night, so you will need to wait until the evening to see if you hear any noises around your home.
2. Clean Up
It is imperative that you clean up any food!
Mice are attracted to food, warmth, protection, and comfort. If your home has a rich source of food (crumbs, opened food boxes, etc), then you are basically inviting mice into your home.
Clean your food away and remove one of the attractions.
3. Find Mice Access Points
Take a look around your home for common mouse entry points.
It is clear that at least one mouse has gotten into your home!
It is vital that you fix any entry points to stop more mice from getting into your home.
4. Get Some Traps
If you think you may have mice in your home, you should certainly consider purchasing one of the best mouse trap options.
Read this guide for setting mouse traps if you are not sure. It is important that mouse traps are set correctly, or it could result in your bait being stolen! While you are at it, you will need some of the best mouse bait to tempt them onto the trap.
5. Clean Up The Mouse Droppings
Mice droppings can carry some very nasty diseases, such as Hantavirus.
Cleaning up after the mouse is vital if you want you and your family to stay healthy!
6. Stay Vigilant
Now that you have seen mouse droppings, you need to remain vigilant.
- Listen for noises
- Check your attic for signs of mice
- Check your garage for signs of mice
- Just check anywhere for signs of mice!
You cannot afford to rest on your laurels, just because you have not seen a mouse.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How dangerous are mouse droppings?
Mouse droppings can be very dangerous! Hantavirus can be transmitted through coming into contact or even inhaling the dust from mouse droppings.
- Can you get sick from mice droppings?
Yes, you can. If you have come into contact with mouse droppings, keep an eye on common symptoms of Hantavirus.
- How can you tell if mouse droppings are fresh?
When mouse droppings are fresh, they are generally darker in color and are slightly moist to touch.
If you have found mouse droppings but no mouse, you may have got a mouse infestation at the right time, but you may not.
It is important that you follow up on the sighting to ensure that your home does not become infested with mice!
Good luck – and I hope for your sake that you have caught it just in time. Oh, and while you are dealing with mouse droppings, keep yourself safe!