Warning signs: Mice might be making a mess of your Gatineau or Ottawa home

Mice are tiny trespassers, but the trouble they cause can be big. Their presence often becomes more noticeable in the spring as temperatures rise and they venture out of their nests after a long winter [1]. Here’s what to watch out for if you suspect a mouse infestation in your Gatineau or Ottawa home:

Unwanted nighttime guests:

  • Sightings: A fleeting glimpse of a mouse scurrying across the floor is a sure sign you’ve got unwanted guests.
  • Sounds of activity: Listen closely for unusual scratching or squeaking noises coming from inside your walls or ceilings. These sounds indicate mice on the move.

Signs of mice around your home:

  • Droppings: Keep an eye out for small, dark droppings in unexpected places like cupboards, drawers, or along baseboards.
  • Gnaw marks: Mice constantly chew to wear down their ever-growing teeth. Inspect your home for damage to food packaging, furniture legs, wires, or even insulation.
  • Nests: Discovering shredded paper, fabric, or other nesting materials tucked away in your attic, basement, or behind appliances might indicate a breeding population.

Don’t let mice take over!

If you suspect a mouse infestation in your Gatineau or Ottawa home, contact Aspen Wildlife Control today. We’ll develop a customized plan to eliminate your mouse problem effectively and in accordance with provincial regulations, giving you back a safe and healthy home.