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:
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.
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.
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!