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Mouse Sounds in the Attic
Cold autumn and winter weather drives house mice to seek shelter indoors, where they often wind up in the secluded safety of the attic. Mice have tiny but strong claws on each of their digits that make climbing easy. As such, the pests are able to access attics by climbing trees and entering from the roofs of homes or by finding their way up from inside buildings with the aid of the piping and ductwork. Many attics are small and have limited access points big enough for humans, which makes it easy for tiny mice to enter and difficult for homeowners to remove them.
Signs of Mice in the Attic
Without entering attics to conduct periodic inspections, homeowners may not detect mouse infestations until it is too late. The rodents breed rapidly and can cause widespread structural damage, as well as contaminate houses with feces and urine. By paying attention to the sounds and smells around the house, in addition to keeping an eye open for adult mice scampering around, residents can identify mice in the attic without having to climb up for a visual inspection. Hearing scratching, scuttling, or squeaking sounds coming from the attic strongly indicates the presence of as infestation. These sounds will be more prevalent at night when the animals are most active. Additionally, the pungent smell of feces and urine will pervade the top level of a house if mice are living in the attic.
Mice are persistent and often evade the removal efforts of inexperienced homeowners. The best way to handle mice in the attic is to contact the local pest control authorities. The experts at Trutech can help get rid of attic infestations, sanitize affected areas, and safeguard homes against further intrusion.