3 Signs of a Rodent Infestation

Unwanted guests in your home are never fun – especially when those guests are coming from a rodent infestation. This type of problem is always better to solve as soon as possible so that a professional rodent infestation cleanup can set your house straight. Continue reading to learn about three signs of a rodent infestation from the team at PestNation.

3 Signs of a Rodent Infestation

1. Your Pets are on Alert

Your dog might be on to something if they pace around, paw at the furniture, and bark at nothing. With their keen hearing and smell, our pets may seem to be focused on an insignificant area of the wall, but they may actually be smelling a mouse or two hiding behind the refrigerator or inside the walls. Additionally, if your pet’s food is disappearing, you may have some local rodent thieves.

2. Bite Marks in the House

In contrast to humans, rodents’ teeth never stop growing. Without continual chewing to maintain their incisors and their strong jaws, mice and rats could not survive. Walls, baseboards, and packaged goods are typical places to look for chewing or gnawing traces. Additionally, rodents use their teeth to enlarge holes so they can fit through them and dig tunnels and burrows.

3. Apparent Rodent Droppings

This one might need a difficult search on your part. Rodent droppings resemble a small mound of black or dark brown rice and can be discovered close to rummaging or foraging locations (such as the pantry or close to the trash). Mouse droppings range in length from 1/8 to 1/4 inch and have pointy ends, but rat droppings are normally the size of an olive pit. Fresh droppings will be shinier and a little bit lighter in color, which indicates recent rodent activity.

With a convenient location in Buford, GA, PestNation serves all surrounding Atlanta areas. We provide quality pest control services such as rodent removal and termite control. You can contact us today at (678) 765-2226 to request a quote.