- 21 Jan
How To Know If You Have Rats or Mice In Your House
There are several signs that you can look for to help determine if you are dealing with rat or mice infestation problem in your house. It is very difficult to know that how many rats or mice you have living in your premises.
If you have heard scratching noises and small dark brown droppings, you could potentially have a rat infestation. There is nothing worse than discovering rats or mice around your home. Rats and mice are both types of rodents and they are very active around the year. But generally much more active in the night than during the day. Once they gain entry into your house, they can introduce several unwanted guests like fleas, lice and ticks.
Taking the right steps at the first sign of a suspected issue can help you mitigate the length of time needed to effectively control an infestation. Here are a few signs that show you have a rodent problem.
- Rodent droppings: Rat droppings are very tiny and black or brown pellets. They will them behind everywhere they go. Due to this reason, droppings are one of the most visible signs of rat infestation. If you notice multiple and distinct piles or tracts of what looks like dirt in your house, take a closer look to confirm if it might in fact be rodent feces.
- Strange odor: Pets, cat or dogs, may become active and excited in areas where rats and mice are present. It is a result of habitat of rodents. It is most likely to occur when they have recently entered the house. If your cat or dog pawning at the area in which it had previously had no interest, examine the area for rodents or other pests.
- Scratching noises: Have you ever heard strange noises coming from walls and roof, especially in the night time. Rats are agile climbers and they can easily gain access into the upper floors of buildings.
- Tracks: Finding tracks of rodents can be telling signs if you have rats in your house. They leave footprints in dusty and less used areas of buildings. To confirm if an infestation is active, sprinkle talcum powder in the area near the footprints and check for fresh tracks the next day.
- Holes in food packaging: Rats and mice are very agile and skilled at finding food. Their teeth are very sharp and they can easily gnaw through plastic packaging to get food items.
If you think you have rodents in your house, it is crucial to act as soon as possible to control the level of infestation and reduce the health risks posed by these rodents. Niagara Pest Extermination is a reputed name when it comes about pest and wildlife removal. Get in touch with us to get rid of rodents.
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