Why do Mice enter homes?
House mice will inhabit homes and businesses which provide safe shelter and a reliable food source. Mice will nest in a properties cavities such as a wall, ceiling or floor cavity which is hidden away from predators, loud noises and vibrations, such as footsteps directly overhead. Popular nesting cavities are, below floors which are underneath kitchen units or stairs, near boiler pipework and even in loft spaces if services allow. If food waste, or even pet food is being left out overnight then this will attract and encourage mice to get comfortable and start a nest.
In general house mice are fearful of us humans so they may nest inside redundant buildings, garages and sheds, however during the colder months they may head inside to properties which have heating systems to keep them cosy.