Are you concerned that rodents have taken over your home or business? Rats and mice can destroy your property, and cause dangerous electrical, plumbing, and woodwork damage. They also reproduce very quickly, so a small infestation can rapidly evolve into a much larger problem. This can cause long-term damage to your premises and cost you a considerable amount financially as well.
So, it’s best to stay vigilant of any signs of rodent infestation on your property. Let’s break down the top three signs:
Around a third of Americans have experienced a rodent infestation within their home. Usually, the first sign they notice are the sounds they make. Rodents are nocturnal, and so when the sun sets, they’re just starting their day. When going to bed, many people will hear a faint sound coming from an unknown place. This could be sounds of scratching, scampering, knawing, digging, or even high-pitched squeaks.
Since this is usually the first sign people notice, you should try to deal with the problem immediately before it worsens. Examine your home for any signs of holes and entry points. If you find any, seal them.
As disgusting as it may seem, droppings are the best possible way to confirm a rodent problem. Following these droppings can lead you to their entry points and your problem areas. If you’re able to chase its trail correctly, you can seal the area they’re coming from before the problem exacerbates.
The size and shape of the droppings can help determine the rodent’s size and species. The droppings can also indicate how severe the infestation is. The more droppings you see, the more rodents there are.
Teeth Marks, Holes and Scratches
Lastly, you need to check for the damage the rodents have already cause. Rodents will chew on electrical wires thinking that they’re twigs causing a high amount of damage.
They’ll also make openings in the walls that are big enough to fit through. For rats, it’s about the size of a quarter, for mice, about the size of a dime. Make sure to look out for bites and scratches, especially around dark areas, food sources, and plumbing fixtures.
If you notice any of these signs, you need to act quickly. Home treatment methods will fix the problems you see, but not the ones you don’t.
It would be best if you got in touch with a professional when dealing with a rodent infestation.