You only need to experience the horror of waking up in bed to the sight or sound of a mouse once to know what an unpleasant experience it is. Mice might be the last thing you expect to find in your bed, but if they’re in your home long enough, they will eventually make their presence known throughout the place. Fortunately, mice much prefer kitchens, which are filled with food and warm appliances, and dark and cosy attic spaces to people’s beds. Finding direct evidence of mice, or the creatures themselves, actually in your bed is rare, but it does happen. They will avoid human contact as much as possible, preferring emerging from their nests during the night when everyone’s asleep to risking being discovered during the day.
Even if you have a mouse infestation in your home, keeping mice out of your bed is straightforward enough; you just need to take a few simple steps. First and foremost, resist the urge to snack in bed. Crumbs amongst your sheets are one of the few things that will encourage mice to overcome their natural shyness and crawl into bed next to you to share in the feast.
You should also try and keep your room relatively free from clutter. Keeping a tidy, crumb-free room is always beneficial, but it’s essential when you know you have an active infestation. You don’t want to allow mice to build their nests in your bedroom. Mice will shred any soft and easily-tearable material to line their nests with, including clothes and other fabrics.
Of course, if you have a cat, you can always use them to guard you and your bed against mice. The mere presence of a cat in your room will keep mice away.