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Mice Under House

Illustration of House Mouse

Illustration of House Mouse

Signs of Mice Under the House

Getting rid of a mouse under the house can be tough. To start, residents should look for signs like runways in lawns and oily smudge marks on foundations. Tufts of fur snagged on wood or fresh droppings near pipes and wiring leading outdoors may indicate the pests' entry point.

Damage like gnaw marks or holes chewed in flooring or baseboards are also signs of mouse activity. Squeaking or scratching noises in walls or beneath floorboards, especially combined with odd behavior from dogs or cats, is a strong indicator of mice under the house.

Trapping & Removal

When removing rodents, it is crucial to make sure that the house is empty of all pests before repairing outside entry points. Without getting rid of the mice under the house first, babies inside a nest or adult rodents may remain trapped inside.

Complete mouse removal can be difficult without help if the mouse population is large and well established. Traps can be effective but often take time to work. The trained experts at Orkin have safe, efficient methods to get rid of mice under a house.


Dig Deeper on Mice

What can we do about the mice above the ceiling?


Our basement is finished with JYP rock tiles on the ceiling, and we can hear at times (especially at night) mice scurrying above. What can we do?

Is it a mouse or a rat?


I can't tell if I have large mice or adolescent rats.

What should we do about mice in crawl space and attic?


What should we do besides put traps out?

Is it a mole or a mouse?


No websites give any information on getting rid of one in the house. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Mice in the oven


How do you make sure there is no infestation, or that they have been removed? Is it safe to use the oven?

Mouse droppings in the house


We cleaned out the closet by the kitchen where we have seen the old droppings and have not seen any more. Are they gone?

What attracts mice in your house?


What attracts mice in your house?

How to Use Mouse Bait Stations

How to Find a Dead Mouse in the House

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