Signs around the home that would indicate a rodent infestation
6 Quick tips to spot if you have a rodent infestation in your home
The clocks have gone back, the nights have definitely drawn in, and autumn leaves are giving great places to hide for all kinds of creatures.
But some of them are eyeing up your home. At this time of year, mice are looking for a safe, warm place to settle for the winter, and especially somewhere with plenty of access to food; so here are 6 signs to watch for in case you need to take action.
Looking like small pellets, these can often be found in your garage or shed, but if you see them anywhere indoors and especially beside (or inside) a food cupboard, then it’s time to take action and call in some help.
Mice and other rodents can chew through wires and wood and cause serious damage in your home. If you see any gnaw marks then it’s time to call us.
Dark greasy marks on skirting or floors are a tell-tail sign of trouble, as the oils in rat’s fur rubs off as they follow trails to their nest, or to a source of food. It’s a sign to act.
Nests are often tucked out of sight, and as those mice or rats move around your house you might hear their claws scratching on the floors, so hearing strange sounds – especially at night when the house is quieter – are another sign to make you concerned.
Mice like to use paper, fabrics, packaging and even wall insulation to help make their nest cosy; but they’ll hide the nest away in a warm, dark secluded spot, so you’ll probably see some of the other signs above before you find a nest in your home.
Mice can have more than 10 litters a year, often with three young each time, so if you do see a mouse then you can be sure there will be others enjoying your home comforts!
Mice can bring bacteria, trigger allergies, and even spread serious diseases such as salmonella. So, if you do hear or see any of the signs above, do call in the experts and we will make sure the problem is well and truly sorted. Contact us here