How do I know if I have a mouse in my room or just in my head???
I'm just having a bit of a rough time right now. Just after my relatives left after visiting during the holidays, I started hearing sounds coming from the area around the heater in my room. It is baseboard heating which runs along the wall. I'm in a condo on the 9th floor, and it is an outer wall, meaning, it has bricks on the other side, not another room. I imagine that wall must be very cold since it has been a very rough winter. But then, I wonder if that makes it a perfect place to live, because the heater warms it up nicely...
My grandparents live in the unit above me, and have been living in this building for over 25 years and never had a rodent problem. I don't eat in my room, so there is absolutely no crumbs or anything of that sort at all. (Although, my grandpa eats in his room upstairs!) However, I do have papers and junk in boxes near the heater (I will be getting rid of that soon). We have not seen any droppings or any evidence of a mouse. But I have no idea what the sounds are. I sometimes wonder if I imagine it... When this issue started, I used to think a mouse was crawling on me, only to realize that it is my own muscle spasming against the covers.... Don't get me wrong, I'm glad it never turned out to be a mouse, but it would be nice to be able to sleep in my bed at ease. (I try to sleep in my room, then get scared, and end up on the couch instead - like right now.)
So I don't know if my mind is playing tricks on me, or if there really is a mouse. Is it possible for a critter to make a home in the area I described? And how can I know for sure?
Any insight would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks!