Asked on Jul 12, 2018

What are these?

Karen GouldSharonKathy Rycroft


I find only 3 or 4 at a time in the house--mostly noticed them on the stove top in the morning--broken microwave is above stove but microwave is clean. Found 4 or 5 in the utility room on a shelf above washer dryer. They look like a seed or rice and are black and smooth. anyone know what they are?
q what are these
9 answers
  • Marilyn Francis
    on Jul 12, 2018

    Mouse droppings.
  • Joan Morgan
    on Jul 12, 2018

    Looks like you have mice!
  • GrandmasHouseDIY
    on Jul 12, 2018

    Yeppers that looks like mice leavings
  • You have mice. Sorry! Call the exterminator to find out where they are gaining entry and heed their advice for screening off and plugging holes.
  • Oliva
    on Jul 12, 2018

    You need to seal up entry points (which can be incredibly small!), set traps immediately. Clean your oven of any food residue. Scrub floors, walls, counters, all appliances. Check your basement and yard for areas to which mice may be attracted, and seal and set traps there, as well.
  • Val
    on Jul 12, 2018

    Rodent droppings.

  • Kathy Rycroft
    on Jul 12, 2018

    Find ANY place they could be entering and plug up the holes with Steel Wool. Including around pipes and vents.

  • Sharon
    on Jul 12, 2018

    Mice like to get in the backs of stoves and under, you can put out mouse traps at night, and also cotton balls saturated in mint in cupboards. And I would put all dried foods in glass jars and tin boxes.
    • Sharon
      on Jul 18, 2018

      Oh they get out, but they like to collect the crumbs from food I guess. I remember I had a rat one time in my stove and we would sit in a chair with a BB gun until he would stick his head up until we nailed him.

  • Karen Gould
    on Jul 17, 2018

    Mice poop. Get so rat tape put peanut butter on it and you should some of them also look around for holes they could be getting in from outside and seal it with steel wool.

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