Rodent infestations can cause a lot of damage to your home in a very short period. To have an infestation removed, you must first identify there is a problem. Use the guide below to learn five signs that you may have a rodent infestation on your hands.
- New Sounds in the Walls
If you have a rodent infestation, you may start to hear the pattering of feet in your walls or squeaks when the mice communicate with one another. Listen carefully to see if you notice any strange noises in the walls.
- Droppings on the Floors, Under Furniture, and on Window Sills
Rodents will defecate at any time. Look around your home to see if you see any droppings left behind by the rodents. The droppings will often look like small pieces of dark brown or black rice.
- Strong Odors Throughout the Home
When rodents urinate in a home, a strong aroma is often created. If you suddenly notice a smell of ammonia in your house, you may have an infestation.
- Tracking Marks
Rodents often travel in repetitive paths and try to stay close to walls to maintain their path and avoid being seen. Use a flashlight to search for footprints or grease marks the rodents made.
- Signs of Gnawing
Rodents often shred things when they create nests. Look closely at the door frames, lamp wires, and magazine caddies to see if anything has been gnawed or destroyed.
Get the Help You Need
If you’re in over your head with a rodent infestation, don’t worry. Critter Control® Miami is standing by, ready to help. Not only can we get the rats out in a quick and precise manner, but we’ll also clean up after them and make sure all of the entrance points are sealed, so you’ll never have to deal with an infestation again. Call us today for a free consolation at 305-258-3587.