Of Mice And Men (And Poop)

There’s a particular type of call we get at CleanStart BC around this time of year. It goes something like this:

“Hi. I was doing some spring cleaning in our garage/basement/crawlspace, and I found what I think is some mouse poop…”

The thing is, mice don’t like the cold weather any more than we do. Once the temperature starts to drop, they look for cosy warm places where they can hide and wait out the worst of the weather. This often draws them into human homes and businesses.

Meanwhile, you haven’t been spending as much time in your garden shed or garage over the winter. It’s not until you start doing some spring cleaning and organizing that you discover what can often be a shocking quantity of mouse poop. It never ceases to amaze me just how much poo a single mouse can generate. And if you have more than one…oh boy. Poop city.

Mouse droppings are small, of course, and look kind of like a black grain of rice. Rat droppings, on the other hand, are bigger (obviously), looking more like long, thin raisins. Except crunchy. And I wouldn’t recommend putting them into cookies.

If you’ve come across some scattered piles of what you think might be rodent poo, don’t hesitate. Call CleanStart BC today. Because rodents rarely go away by themselves.