It’s probably the infestation that freaks people out the most: rodents. Just the thought of them makes many people cringe. But these infestations happen, and it’s important to know how to identify a potential rodent issue in your home. The sooner it’s identified, the sooner the rodents can be gone.
Here are four tell-tale signs that you have a rodent infestation in your home.
- Droppings. Rodents eat and when they eat, they excrete. You’ll notice rodent droppings near food, in cupboards and under the sink most often.
- Nesting. After a good meal, rodents need a place to crash, so they’ll often create nests of dried plant materials, shredded paper or other similar materials near their source of entry or even inside walls.
- Gnawing. These hungry little creatures will gnaw at anything they think might be tasty. There will often be gnaw marks on food and food packaging.
- Sounds. Sometimes, especially if the infestation has gotten a bit out of control, owners might hear rodents, especially at night when they’re more likely to be out roaming for food.
It’s important to note that seeing an occasional rodent outside a home isn’t cause for alarm, especially in heavily wooded areas. Rodents are part of nature and have their place in the ecosystem. However, a rodent infestation can cause health issues for people living in that kind of situation. It takes special care and treatment to clear that issue and the sooner that a treatment can be started, the better. If you’ve seen signs of a rodent infestation in your home or business, contact Innovative Pest Solutions today.