Living in a small apartment doesn't offer many options for elaborate holiday decor. With a little ingenuity, however, I've created a lovely holiday-themed apartment. A miniature lighted Christmas tree carefully placed on my side table greets visitors as they enter my home. Making good use of my front room window, I have adorned it with decor, using tinsel and garland, as well as miniature stockings hung with suction cups. As a festive alternative, you might try hanging shiny ornaments on the window in much the same way. If your apartment is designed with a staircase, decorate the banister. Use garland, tinsel, holly or even holiday greeting cards. Finally, if your apartment is furnished with a fireplace, decorate the mantel. I've placed a two-foot tall animated and musical Santa on my mantel. I hope my blog gives you some fun decorating ideas for your small home.
If you would like to make sure that you are able to live in a clean home that is completely free of mice, then you need to know the warning signs of an infestation. This way, you can immediately call in an exterminator to handle the situation for you. To help you spot the top signs of an infestation, you will want to review the following points.
Unexplained Holes In Fabric
Have you started to notice unexplained holes in your blankets, shirts, or sheets? The occasional small hole may appear in fabric as the fabric starts to age and wear thin. However, if you are noticing a lot of holes suddenly appearing in things that you are storing in closets or in the attic, then it could very well be the result of an infestation of mice. The reason the holes are appearing is that the mice are taking the fabric to use to build their nests in your home.
Scratching Noises At Night
While you might be able to notice the occasional scratching sound within the walls during the day, it is most likely that it will be heard at night. This is because mice are generally nocturnal creatures, but can occasionally be heard during the day. Also, it is less likely that there will be a lot of noises in your home during the late night hours so the scratching of the mice within your walls is going to be a lot more noticeable.
Wood Shavings Near Furniture And Baseboards
Mice will venture through your home and chew on wood baseboards and furniture in an attempt to gather more materials to build their nests with. This means that you will notice these gnaw marks, as well as some leftover wood shavings on the floor.
Even one or two droppings should be taken as a sign that you are dealing with a mouse infestation, especially because these rodents will breed quickly. Mouse droppings are black in color, look like little grains, and are very small. You will notice the droppings along the path that the mice take through your home in search of food and nesting materials. This means you will want to pay extra to the surface of your kitchen counters and along the baseboards in your home. If your notice any mouse droppings, you will want to call in the exterminator.
With all of these signs in mind, you should have no trouble determining whether or not you are dealing with a mouse infestation. If you do notice that you have an infestation, contact a rodent control company right away.Share