Why do mice live in my house?

Mice are constantly in search of shelter and food, as many predators hunt mice all year round, such as foxes, cats, raptors, snakes and even some insects. In fall in particular, mice will seek to protect themselves from the cold of winter by taking refuge in buildings. Despite their small size, mice can damage a house and carry life-threatening diseases. This is particularly the case with the deer mouse, which carries hantaviruses, the cause of a particularly virulent form of pneumonia.


How do I know if there are mice inside my house?

There are many indications that mice have invaded your home:

  • Scratching and scampering noises in the walls at night;
  • Objects gnawed or chewed;
  • Damaged food packaging;
  • The presence of feces and urine;
  • Mouse paw prints in the dust;
  • Holes or burrows in the foundations or around your home.

If you notice one or more of these signs, act quickly, as mice reproduce very quickly and could easily infest the entire house.

What to do if there are mice?

Many traps and products are available on the market. Some require bait, others do not. If you choose to use a trap with bait, it is best to use sticky foods with a strong odour, such as peanut butter.

Above all, keep in mind that there are many humane ways to get an animal to leave your home. Our technicians at Capital Wildlife Control can help you if you suspect that mice have entered your home. Rest assured that we will do everything humanly possible to encourage your unwanted guests to leave your home.

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