Here at Pest Advisor, we understand that no one wants to have to deal with a rodent problem, but we also know that doing so is unfortunately necessary from time to time. Rats and mice can be surprisingly hard to detect in a home, but our team has enough experience dealing with them to be able to detect their presence early on. In this article, we’ll go over three signs that you have a rodent problem on your hands–if you notice any of the following things happening in your home, we encourage you to call our team for rodent control services as soon as possible.
- Teeth Marks- One sign that you have a rodent problem is marks from their teeth on your furniture or other materials. Rodents’ teeth continue to grow throughout their lives, and they have to chew constantly in order to wear their teeth down and keep them at a manageable size. This means that they are likely to leave clear, visible gnaw marks on your furniture or walls if they get into your home, so be on the lookout for such marks and call our team if you spot any.
- Pet Behavior Changes- Another sign that you may need rodent control services is strange behavior from your cat or dog. Your pets are likely to detect rodent activity before you do, as rats and mice are their natural prey. If you see them staring at what appears to be nothing, or exhibiting hunting behaviors for no reason, then you likely have a rodent problem.
- Droppings- In most cases, you are likely to detect rodent droppings before you catch sight of any rodents directly. Rodent droppings are about the size of rice grains, and if you happen to see any around your home, you should call our team right away to arrange for a more thorough inspection and rodent control services.