Rats and mice are scavengers. They will dwell in places where there is a good source of food. Mice could even live in the cold freezer feeding on your frozen food.
These pesky rodents wouldn’t go very far from places where food is always available. That is why they love to stay in our homes. This article will teach you eight warning signs of a rodent infestation.
Let’s see these signs.
1. Mouse Droppings
2. Tracks and Runways
Rodent tails often leave a mark. When rats and mice travel to search for food, they leave a trail along the way. You can see these tracks in mud, dust, and dirt. Try putting chalk dust or unscented talcum powder in areas you suspect these rodents to pass by.
Odorous house ants, also known as “sugar ants,” are annoying pests here in the Pacific Northwest. They are known for their scent which smells like rotten coconuts or blue cheese when crushed. Meanwhile, moisture ants are known for their habit of nesting in damp environments. While they won’t infest wood that isn’t already damaged, their tunneling can cause structural damage that you’ll have to address as soon as possible.
3. Hole in the Wall
4. Burrows and Nests
5. Grease Marks
6. Urine Stains
7. Food Fragments
8. Rats in Broad Daylight
Rats and mice also make sounds when they hunt for food at night. In a poorly ventilated room, you could easily smell the musky odor of their urine. If you see all these signs in your home, call us. We can help you get rid of those awful critters.