Rats and mice can cause substantial destruction in the home while they're scavenging for food and shelter.
Rodents often carry disease, bacteria, and viruses which can transfer to your family. They're rapid breeders who operate year-round. They will likely infiltrate your space in search of food, warmth, and shelter. Rodents can travel into your home through the sewer, roof, pipes, small holes, basement, air vents, and sometimes even through the front door. Keeping holes patched and food put away can decrease the chances of unwanted guests but not prevent it entirely. Once a rodent is in your space, it’s important to contact a professional immediately before the problem escalates out of hand. Using household mousetraps is not a sufficient solution for all rodent creatures, you’ll need the expertise of someone that knows what they’re doing to catch these sneaky crawlers.
Warning Signs of a Rodent Infestation
- Droppings– Mice and rats will leave trails of droppings around the baseboards, cabinets, and other enclosed areas that they are likely to hide.
- Unexplained scratching noises – If you think you hear something, you probably do. Scurrying sounds are a typical sign of rats.
- Chewing damage– Evidence of gnawing around your baseboards or unexplained holes in wood is a common sign of infestation. Rats' teeth are constantly growing, so they rely on chewing at hard things to shave them back.
- Nests– rats like to find hiding spaces behind refrigerators and shelves.