So, you can hear scratching and foraging noises in your walls and you’re starting to wonder if you have mice living in there, right?
What do mice in walls sound like?
These two videos are from people who had mice in their walls, and they captured some of the noise so give them a listen and see if it sounds familiar:
As you can hear in the videos mice make scratching, gnawing, and squeaking noises. They also make what I can only describe as general foraging noises.
If the mice have been carrying bits of paper, twigs, and other debris through wherever they are getting into the walls to make nests it’s likely to be all these bits you’re hearing them moving around on.
To add to the frustration of having mice in your walls, mice are nocturnal, which means they will be awake during the night.
This means that while it’s night and you’re trying to sleep, the mice in your walls are going to be active. Leaving their nest to look for food (most likely in your kitchen to rub it in even more), and building their nests.
How Do You Get Rid of Mice in the Walls?
There are a few things you can try yourself to get mice out of your walls and bring back those nice silent nights so you can sleep without being irritated by the noise of mice moving around in your walls.
But it’s really a job best handed over to the professionals. Unless, of course, you are a very handy DIY type of person and have no issues taking apart some of your walls and humanely removing the mice.
Without damaging your walls, the best way is to set up traps where the mice have been finding food and catching them there when they are out of hiding.
Mice always need to leave their nests and hiding places for food, so there is a high chance of success if you know where they are getting their food and can use traps effectively.
If you’ve found the hole they are using to get into the wall space in your home, I don’t recommend blocking it up until you’re absolutely 100% sure there are no mice in there.
No matter how frustrated and angry you are at them keeping you awake at night, you wouldn’t want to block up the hole with a nest of baby mice inside unable to fend for themselves, would you?
Hopefully, this has helped clear up any questions you had about what mice sound like when they are in the walls in your home.
If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to drop me a note below. Thanks.
I have kept pet mice for a number of years and always had a fascination with these interesting, fun little creatures.
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