Throughout human history, wherever humans have lived, there are have been mice, rats, and other rodents living alongside us. Even today, a rodent infestation in your home or business can be a major issue! Rodents can carry diseases, ruin food supplies, and do damage to the interior of your home.
For the occasional rodent wandering in from the outside, a few mouse traps – or a cat- will be good enough. However, if you actually have a nest living under your roof, you’ll probably need professional pest control in Sonoma County to evict them.
Here are the key warning signs to watch for.
Five Signs You Need Professional Pest Control in Sonoma County to Rid Yourself of Rodents
The #1 sign that you have a rodent problem is when you start seeing their droppings. These are small pellets, usually only around 3-6mm in size, and you’re most likely to spot them in places where you store food or in dark confined spaces like under a sink. Like all mammal feces, rodent droppings can carry a wide variety of dangerous diseases and bacteria!
Rodents will build nests for themselves out of soft items found nearby, such as shredded paper, discarded clothes, or packing material. These will be in hard-to-find locations but are a dead giveaway. Finding bits of shredded soft material in strange places is another big hint.
- Noises in the night
Rodents are quiet, but they’re not silent – particularly at night. If you hear quiet skittering noises, scratching, or (of course) squeaking, you definitely have a problem.
- Bite marks
Like most rodents, rats and mice have teeth that are continuously growing. That means they must constantly gnaw on whatever’s available to wear their teeth down. If you see unexplained scratches or holes near the ground on furniture, baseboards, etc., it’s probably rodents.
- Seeing one
As with cockroaches, if you ever see a rodent within your home or business, it is almost guaranteed that more are hiding. A single rodent isn’t going to wander into plain view, but as the population grows, the chances of them being spotted goes up.
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