How Mice Get In Walls and How to Get Rid of Them

Mouse inside mouse holeScratching, scurrying, and squeaking from behind your walls are telltale signs that you have a mouse problem. Mice often seek shelter in walls because they offer warmth from our harsh weather conditions in New Jersey. Cracks in your home’s foundation, holes in the siding, and gaps around doors and windows can be potential entry points for mice to enter your walls. Once inside, mice are excellent climbers and can scale walls and access other parts of your house as well. Mice can squeeze through spaces as small as a dime, and getting them out can be very difficult without professional help.


In this article, we discuss the issue of mice in walls and how to get rid of mice in walls quickly and effectively.


The Problem with Mice in Walls


Mice entering your walls can cause structural damage and chew through electrical wiring. Mice breed quickly, meaning that just a few mice can become a full-blown infestation before you know it. There is a risk of mice contaminating your food supply and bringing fleas, lice, or other troublesome pests into your home.


Mice often hide during the daytime and come out at night to look for food. When the sun goes down and you go to bed, they become more active and can leave greasy tracks behind as they move. You may also find nests made of soft materials in your walls and fecal droppings around your walls if you have a mouse problem.


Preventing Mice in Walls


Fortunately, there are ways to prevent mice from getting into your walls in the first place with a few easy steps. Keep food sources away from the walls of your home, especially pet food bowls. Ensure food is stored in airtight containers, and avoid leaving fruit and snacks lying on countertops. Sealing any cracks, gaps, or holes in your walls is also helpful to prevent mice from entering them. You can purchase mice deterrent products from a hardware store or use peppermint essential oil combined with water in a spray bottle to spread around a scent that mice hate.

 How to Get Rid of Mice in Walls


An initial DIY approach to having mice in walls is to set traps to kill the mice upon contact. Many people choose lethal traps rather than poison baits so that mice do not die inside the walls and begin to decay, causing noxious odors and increasing your disease risk. Rodenticides can be dangerous to use in a home with children and pets, and some mice are actually resistant to these types of poisons, making them mildly effective at best. Drilling a hole in the drywall near the floor may be necessary to lure mice outside with traps.


Get Professional Extermination Help


However, the best way to get rid of mice in walls is to call the extermination professionals at Precise Termite & Pest Control because of how tricky they are to remove from these areas. Mice infestations in walls are incredibly challenging because DIY attempts often result in creating multiple holes in your walls to get them out. To minimize damage to your home and ease your stress, we offer expert mice control and prompt mice removal services with a 100% satisfaction guarantee.


For your free mice in walls inspection, please contact us online or call us at 866-971-2847.