Part of understanding mice and their behaviour is knowing, when do mice build nests and where do they build their nests. If you have a problem with mice coming into your home you need to locate where they are getting in. As well as where they are living.
Where Are Mice Nests Found?
Mice will typically make nests out of the leaves, twigs, and other debris they find outside and can easily move. They will burrow underground and take these nesting materials with them. Mice build complex and detailed tunnels and will make an area for nesting, an area for storing food, and even an area to use as a toilet.
If they are nesting in your home somewhere they will usually find a nice tight space in the roof somewhere, under floorboards, in wall cavities, or somewhere similar. It’s not for any fault of yours, they will find somewhere and set up a home.
Where Do Mice Get in to Your Home?
Mice can squeeze through really small holes. Even as small as 5mm sometimes, so it’s not hard for them to find a way in to your home. Knowing what mice can chew through, or can’t chew through can help you narrow down where they might be getting in.
They are great at climbing and balancing too. So don’t just think about floor level entry spots. Mice can easily get onto your roof and areas higher up.
What Are the Signs You Have a Mice Nest?
There are some signs to look out for if you think you have a mice nest in your home. Check for the following:
This is the main sign that mice are in your home. They will leave small droppings around 3-5mm in length. Recent droppings will still be soft and moist.
Bite and Gnawing Marks
Mice chew on everything and anything. Check for gnawing and chewing marks on food sources and other materials.
Understanding when do mice build nests. Looking for the signs explained above, and taking action quickly if you have mice in your home is the best course of action.