There are telltale signs that you have rodents in your home and professionals in rodent control, know exactly what to look for. You can find evidence of rodents throughout all seasons but especially in winter. Winter is the period rodents look for warmer environments inside homes.
Due to their prolific mating habits, you will often see rodents running across the room. While they do so, they make noises or sounds that are audible to you. You will see stains from their feet prints, or urine stains on your walls or cabinets. Try sprinkling talcum powder on your floors or counters and you may track their trails.
Rodents, like rats, have very poor eyesight. Their whiskers act as navigation from their nest to their source of food and back. Grease from their whiskers’ fur will lead you to their nests. Also, sighting of their nests near the infested areas will tell you they are present. When you see rodents running around your home in the day, there is a likelihood of a large infestation. This is the time to call a rodent pro like Safe Pro Pest Control in Plano, TX.
When you find droppings around your home, it is a sign of an infestation. You can determine the kind of rodent you are dealing with by the size and shape of the droppings. It is more often the size of a point of a pen. If the droppings are fresh, they will be dark in color and moist. The locations for the droppings will be near the food source, like cabinets or under the sink. Frequent sightings of dropings is a sign the rodents have invaded your home.
Rodents will gnaw or chew on all surfaces and materials. If you have an infestation, you will find items like food packages with teeth marks. Food, including fruits and nuts, left uncovered will also have prints of their teeth. They leave food crumbs in various places around the home, like inside cabinets and cupboards. Charred papers, wires, and holes in cartons and walls are another sign of rodent activity. You may also notice a large amount of chewed food and droppings around trash cans.
Foul Smells and Dead Rodents
The foul smell from rodent urine and droppings can be easily detected by pets in your home. If your pets consistently go in a certain direction, they may be following a foul smell of a dead rat, their urine, or droppings.
Use of Cameras to Detect Rodents in Your Home
Rodent pros have come up with a modern way of detecting the presence of rodents in your home. They do this by installing cameras in the attic. This technique is especially useful after you have carried out an extermination. By installing cameras, the rodent pro confirms there is no remnant of the rodent infestation. Companies like Safe Pro Pest Control Company install game cameras in the home attic, the area where the rodent’s main activities take place. The cameras then watch and monitor if there are any rodent movements. If there is no detection of movement, the cameras are switched off and removed.