Signs You Have Rats or Mice
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Rodents in your home aren’t just a nuisance—they can cause a lot of damage and are carriers of disease. No matter what type of property you live in, rats and mice are a threat to all homeowners and property owners throughout the year. It can be difficult to deal with an infestation, which is why it’s important to know the signs that you have rats or mice in the home. Keeping crumbs and food unavailable, sealing up holes in and around your home, and strict control of garbage access can help keep mice and rats away. But when do you know you already have a serious infestation on your hands?
Warning Signs of Rats and Mice
As dreadful as it is to deal with a rodent infestation, it’s thankfully rather easy to tell when you have a problem. Some of the things that signal a rodent infestation include:
- Squeaking, scampering and scratching sounds in your walls or attic
- The presence of small, dark, cylindrical droppings
- Visible rodents, which may be seen at night
- Unpleasant, unexplained odors
- Teeth marks or holes in cardboard food packages
- Runways or tracks
- Nesting materials such as shredded paper
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The Importance of Catching Rodent Infestations
Rats and mice breed at lightning speed. A mouse can start reproducing at two months of age. Only two months later, those offspring can start breeding and reproducing. Mice can infest even the cleanest of homes in no time at all. Rats breed throughout the year, and one female can produce up to five litters per year, numbering fourteen or more. For these reasons, it’s absolutely crucial to get treatment for rodents as soon as you notice the signs of an infestation.
Anderson Pest Solutions: Expert Rodent Exterminators
When rodents move into your home or business, you need a skilled exterminator to eliminate them. Anderson Pest Solutions can kick rodents to the curb and leave your home quieter, safer and cleaner. Contact us for more details about rodent elimination.