Rodents are unsightly and unwelcome animals in any home. Sometimes rodent infestations are not as easily caught as one might think. What are the signs of a rodent infestation? And what can you do when finding that your home has been invaded by unwanted critters? Read on to find out!
With professional pest control services, it can be a lot easier for you to exterminate rodents from your space. The pest control experts will be able to evaluate the extent of the problem by finding the entry points for rodents. They will also be able to determine what materials are being used to attract rodents and then find and eliminate these materials.
For now, let us see into some of the common signs of rodent infestation.
- Chew marks
Rodents will chew on products made of plastic, box cardboard, and wooden household products. The chew marks can be found in various places in your house. These marks usually occur on corners, walls, and also in the attic.
Rodents can be seen moving from one area to another within your home. They may also leave some signs of their presence behind, such as urine or feces stains. The droppings can be found on skirting boards, windows, and even kitchen appliances.
- Musky odor
Rodents can stink a lot. This is usually because of their urine and feces. You do not have to worry about the smell since it will disappear after a few days.
- Gnawing and scratching sounds
Rodents tend to create gnawing, scratching, and even clicking sounds when they are inside the walls of your home. These noises are usually heard in the attic. You might also hear squeaking noises in the evening hours because this is when rats are active.
- Odd pet behavior
Cats and dogs can act a little more restless or even aggressive at times. They may also stare longer than usual at areas where they may have seen or heard ‘moving objects,’ as described by the pet owners.
- Holes and gaps in doors
It is very common to find holes and even gaps in doors and windows. This is where the rodents can get inside your home. Professionals will help in eliminating all possible entry points for rodents by applying the best pest control methods.
Rodent droppings, urine, and even saliva may cause allergic reactions in humans. You will start to experience symptoms such as sneezing, runny nose, breathing problems, and red eyes.