Here at Downs Pest Control & Property Maintenance, we know that your home is important to you, and we want to help you keep it as comfortable as possible. One thing that can instantly ruin your feelings of comfort and ease in your home is a rodent problem, but fortunately our team is here to help you deal with any rodent issues you may be having. Of course, if you know what to look for — it’s possible to tell if you have rats long before you actually see one and knowing the signs will allow you to call for rodent pest control services that much sooner. To help you protect your home from these unwanted critters, our team has put together this list of signs to look for in order to determine if you need to call rodent pest control services.
- Droppings – Rat droppings are a clear sign that you need to call pest control. Rodent droppings are around the size of grains of rice, and if you spot any around your home, you should call our team right away.
- Gnaw Marks – Rodents’ teeth, unlike our human ones, grow constantly–so much so that the rodents have to chew constantly in order to keep their teeth worn down to a manageable size. Because of this endless chewing and gnawing, another clear sign of a rodent problem is gnaw marks on your furniture.
- Strange Pet Behavior – A third sign that you should call rodent pest control services is your pet acting strangely. If they start to stare at corners all the time or exhibit hunting behaviors, they might be hunting prey that you don’t know is there yet.10