Four Signs of a Rodent Infestation

Rodent infestations are one of the more common infestations that we come across here at Earthwise Pest Management. These small pests can easily sneak their way into smaller holes and entryways and can quickly build up an infestation in a home or commercial space. One of the best ways to ensure that there isn’t a rodent infestation in your space is to continually check for signs that there are rodents present. Luckily, the signs are pretty easy to take note of! Keep reading to see a few of the signs that there might be a rodent infestation on your hands.

Rodent Droppings

One of the easiest ways to make a note of rodents in your home is by noticing droppings. This is a straightforward giveaway that you’re dealing with an infestation. Mice and rat droppings are small in size and shaped like a small pellet. More often than not, they’re found in places where food is stored or readily accessible to these pests. You can usually find them in kitchens, pantries, or cabinets where these pests would go unnoticed.

Chew Marks

The only way for rodents to thrive in a space is for them to find the food and shelter necessary to live. The second giveaway that there’s a rodent infestation in your space is that there are gnaw marks. This could range on anything from food to furniture, but you’ll see them! Mice are known for chewing on all types of material, no matter how tough. In the case that you have any mice that have made their way into the walls of your home, you also have to worry about mice gnawing and chewing through electrical wires, which is something you don’t want to deal with.

Unexplainable Noises

Though they’re small pests and can easily go unnoticed, a big giveaway of a rodent problem are the sounds that they make. If you’re hearing any strange noises in the walls or ceiling of your home or commercial building, then there’s a good chance that you’re dealing with mice. It’s these tight spaces that are tough for us to reach that make for a great nesting space for mice.

You may notice that the noises are more noticeable during the night. This is because mice will scavenge through the night and do their best to avoid running into anyone or anything that could cause them harm.

A Nest or Rodent

As we near the end of the blog post, we’re going to touch on one of the more obvious points that will give away the fact that you’re dealing with a rodent problem: the mouse or nest itself. These are both undeniable signs that there is a mouse in the space. Regardless of if it’s one mouse that you see and the nest is small, or it’s 10 mice that you see, and they’ve built a rodent motel, it’s essential that you get it taken care of as soon as possible.

Nests are quickly built with any scraps that the rodent can find. Some of the more common things that you’ll find in a nest will be dead grass, pieces of trash, carpet, and the like. Though they’re pretty easy to remove, rodent’s nests can be full of droppings and disease, making this a risky task to do on your own. Rather than try to remove a nest yourself, we always suggest contacting a professional that has the experience and equipment needed to safely remove the nest.

Rodent infestations can quickly get out of hand and become a much bigger problem. Rather than let those small nests turn into large ones, contact your friends at Earthwise Pest Management. We will help you handle any and all rodent infestations that you come across in your home so that you don’t have to worry about them becoming bigger problems down the road.

Schedule Your Services

If you’ve noticed one or more of these signs in your space, then it’s time to contact the professionals. Rodent infestations can be a lot to add to your plate because you never know just how mature the infestation is. Allow for the team at Earthwise Pest Management provide your home in Davis with the high-quality care necessary to remove these pests.

If you’re the owner of a business, no problem! Our team also works with commercial buildings to remove any pest infestations that have sneaked a way in. Don’t let them get out of control — contact us and we’ll take care of them for you!