Is there a mouse in the house? This is a frequent question during the winter in Upstate New York. Cold weather drives mice towards warm shelter like your house. Only needing a hole the size of a pencil eraser to squeeze through, it doesn’t take much to let a mouse inside.

Keep an eye out for these signs of mice inside your home this winter:

  • Droppings which look like tiny dark grains of rice
  • Dark grease marks around walls, floorboards and floors (especially corners and holes)
  • Chewed holes in walls or baseboards
  • Scratching noises
  • Ammonia-like smell (which is urine)
  • Nest made of shredded materials

When it comes to keeping your house free of mice, there are two major components – prevention and control. For rodent prevention, we recommend our Wildlife & Rodent Attention Protective System (WRAPS) which acts as a security blanket to help keep mice out in the first place. If rodents do find a way inside, that is when rodent control comes into play to effectively remove the mice.

If you would like to discuss rodent prevention and rodent control for your home, contact Attention Pest Solutions for a free inspection. We offer expert pest control for Saratoga County, Albany County, Washington County, Fulton County, Warren County, Schenectady County and Montgomery County.