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Where Do Mice Hide Inside Your Home?

Mice are known for being highly adept at hiding in hard to reach places. This is mostly due to their small size, which allows them to squeeze into the smallest of spaces. In fact, did you know that the average mouse can wriggle through a hole the size of your thumb? But, if you think you have mice, then where should you look for them? Basically, where do mice hide?

Finding mouse hiding places

So, where do mice hide? Well, one of the most common places are walls. This is usually the case if you have hollow walls or cavities in the walls. Hiding in walls provides mice with many benefits. For example, walls allow them to build nests and move around the entire house, and also give them a place to live undisturbed.

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Another common living area is under floorboards. Living under floor boards also allows mice to get around the property easily, and allows them to avoid humans.

You should check their entry points anywhere that you find holes. This includes places that give them access to walls such as skirting boards. Also check if there are any gaps or holes in your floorboards. If you do find holes in skirting boards or floorboards, then these areas are more than likely where mice pass by. These are some of the best positions to leave mousetraps.

Where do mice hide in specific rooms?

Somewhere that you should pay especially close attention to is your kitchen. Knowing where do mice hide means understanding that mice do not usually venture far from their nests. They also enjoy living close to sources of food. Start by checking beneath and behind large appliances like your stove and fridge. Also look in cupboards, especially cupboards which are seldom opened, or filled with junk that can provide hiding spaces.

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Talking about areas where you seldom go, it’s also highly important to check undisturbed parts of your property. This can include many places in your home, such as unused rooms containing clutter that attracts mice, and storage areas. Also check sheds, garages, attics, and your basement if you have one.

The basic rule of thumb when asking “where to mice hide” is to consider the needs of mice. First of all, mice build nests and generations multiply fast. This means they need a place that provides ample room for multiple nests. Another factor is that mice are nocturnal. This allows them to sleep during the day then come out at night. Keep this in mind when performing your mouse control search and look for the source of a mouse infestation. Don’t bother looking in places that are exposed to the light. Instead, concentrate your efforts on areas that are mostly kept in the dark.


Sally has been writing on the subject of pest control for 4 years. She always carries out extensive and in depth research and always tries to bring you the most up to date, interesting topics.

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