If you have seen a mouse or a rat, that does not necessarily mean that you have an infestation or a rodent problem. However, if you experience sightings accompanied by any of the following signs, it may be time to call Chrome Mosquito and Pest Control for a consultation and rodent control services. Some common indicators of a rodent presence in your home include:
- Rodent Droppings: If you have a rodent problem, you will most likely notice droppings close to where you store food. For example, you might spot them in your kitchen along baseboards, pantries, cabinets, drawers, or under sinks. Mice droppings are usually 1/8 of an inch while rat droppings are much larger, about 1/2 inch.
- Holes in Food Packages: Another sign of a rodent problem is finding holes in food packages where a rodent has chewed or gnawed at the bag.
- You’ve Heard Them: Hearing rodent activity at night can also be a sign of a rodent infestation. Hearing sounds such as squeaking, scratching, and crawling in your walls, attic, or kitchen may indicate a problem.