The presence of mice, rats, squirrels, and similar creatures in your home can leave you feeling a bit unsettled. Do you have suspicions that your house has been invaded, but aren’t for sure? The following are signs that rodents have likely found their way onto your property.
The presence of rodent droppings is always a clearcut sign that some unwelcome guests have invited themselves in and set up camp. Urine and feces can stain and damage woodwork, furniture, and more, and it can trigger some pretty foul odors, too. Handling these droppings without taking the proper precautions can lead to diseases and health issues, so use gloves and be extra careful if attempting the clean-up job yourself!
Chew Marks & Holes
Rats, mice, and similar critters are known for chewing and gnawing their way through countless things throughout your home. If your insulation or any wiring is chewed up, then there are likely some rodents causing trouble in your space. They may also chew through your walls, ceilings, and floors to gain more entry points to the area. And if you have food anywhere, you can bet they’ll find their way into that, too!
You could also look around your yard to see if any garden plants are chewed through or if you think beavers are the ones causing problems, check for downed trees in any nearby rivers or streams. All of these are clues that bigger issues are soon to come.
Rodents have a history of stealing fabric, old papers, and more to form nests for themselves and their young. If you find shredded items like these around, there’s a good chance they were putting them to use for their own purposes. Keep an eye out for nests and babies if you see the presence of these materials floating around.
Think you hear scurrying noises? Keep your ears open for any scratching, scurrying, and similar sounds in your walls and ceilings. Along with this, be sure to keep an eye on your pet’s behavior, too! They can hear better than we do, and cats will especially be in tune with the presence of any tiny critters that they can hunt.
Have You Spotted One?
Now, if you’ve actually seen a mouse or rodent scurrying through your home, then there’s a good chance that there are more hiding out somewhere and that they have found some easy entry points, as well. If this is the case for you, then don’t hesitate to call in our crew right away! We can remove any animals that we find, seal any possible points of entry, then clean up and perform any necessary repair work.
Our team is licensed, insured, and experienced, and our construction background ensures your home will look like new when the job is complete. Don’t put off the care you deserve any longer. Call on Bat Removal & Prevention today!