3 Signs that You Have a Rodent Problem

Are you worried Rodents have taken over your home or business? Rats and Mice can destroy your property, costing you greatly. They cause serious electrical, plumbing, structural, and woodwork damage that can amount to thousands of dollars worth of repairs. And since they reproduce so quickly, a small infestation can become a major financial disaster within weeks.

With that in mind, here are the top 3 signs to look for in your home or business:

In bed at night, many people will hear faint noises coming from an unknown place.

In bed at night, many people will hear faint noises coming from an unknown place.

1. Noises
Rodents are nocturnal, so when the sun sets their day is just beginning. When going to bed at night, many people will hear faint noises coming from an unknown place. They may hear scratching, scampering, gnawing sounds, digging noises, or even high-pitched squeaks. This is sometimes the first sign you notice when dealing with a rodent infestation.

2. Droppings

As gross as it may be, 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. The size and shape of the droppings can help determine what size and species of rodent you're dealing with and how severe the infestation is. The more droppings you see, the more rodents there are.

Keep an eye out for bites and scratch marks near food sources. 

Keep an eye out for bites and scratch marks near food sources. 

3. Teeth Marks, Holes, & Scratches

Next, look for the damage they’ve already caused. Rodents will chew on electrical wires, thinking they’re twigs, causing an expensive amount of damage. They also make openings in your walls big enough to fit through. For rats these are about the size of a quarter and for mice the size of a dime. Keep an eye out for bites and scratch marks especially around dark areas close to plumbing fixtures and food sources.

If you find these signs, What's Next? 

If you find any of these signs, you need to act fast. Home treatment methods may deal with the rodents you see, but not the rodents you don’t see. At UnBugMe Pest Control, we specialize in determining the extent of the infestation, isolating the problem areas and entry points, taking care of your rodent problem, and making sure they can’t come back. Give us a call today or click the link below and we’ll help take back your home!

Rodent Inspection (Free)
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Free Inspection Include:

This service includes a complete inspection of the interior and exterior of the property by one of our licensed technicians to find out the causes and conditions of the infestation. The inspection process includes:

 Identification of any/all openings or holes in the garage and housing areas, which includes cracks & crevices in doorways, wall voids, piping & ventilation openings, grate access, and breaks/tears within crawling space covers. The technician will inspect the surrounding harborage and greens area, seeing if entry to the property is accessible by trees, bushes, awnings, hedges, fencing, wiring, etc.

 

Identifying factors for rodent infestations includes scratch marks, bites in wires/pipes, grease tracks, fowl odors, scampering sounds in attic/walls, and droppings. The size, shape and color of the droppings will determine that type of rodent and the size of the infestation.

 

Once all factors and access points have been identified, the licensed technician will provide you with a proposal with an estimate for the cost of service & repairs to prevent future infestations. This will include trapping, proofing of the structure, or both if it is required. After proposal is approved, technicians are able to perform the service immediately. All services come with a one visit a week for 30-day control period.

NOTE: Technicians are not responsible for any cleanup of infested areas within or around the property.

*This free inspection is not currently offered to tenants or renters. Please contact your landlord or property manager to take advantage of this offer!

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