Rodents do not only spread diseases and contaminate food, they also cause damage to your assets. Rodents have to continually gnaw on their teeth to keep them from growing too long. They will gnaw on anything even, so when you hear noises in your roof, walls or under your home they are not only nesting, but they may be gnawing on your water pipes, plaster, ducting for you heater and air-conditioning, and electrical cables and conduits. Every year damaged and fires are caused by rodent infestations.
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Here are some tell-tale signs or key indicators of a rodent infestation:
Droppings Usually The first clue of a rodent infestation is their droppings. You may find these anywhere, but most of our clients first find these in the pantry or kitchen cupboards and drawers. Mouse droppings are smooth with pointed ends, and are 3-5 mm long. Rat droppings are shiny black and depending on the species will be from 12mm to 18mm long.
Gnawing Rodents have to gnaw continuously to keep their teeth down and under control. You may see evidence of this on you walls and ceilings but this also occurs in areas you cannot see such as water pipes, ducting for you heater and air-conditioning, and electrical cables and conduits. Every year homes are water damaged and fires are caused by rodent infestations.
There are many ways homeowners can proactively prevent and get rid of rodent infestations in their homes:
Trapping is the safest and most effective method for controlling rats in and around homes, garages, and other structures. Because snap traps can be used over and over, trapping is less costly than poison baits but more labor intensive. Traps can be set and left indefinitely in areas such as attics where rats have been a problem in the past. Snap traps with large plastic treadles are especially effective, but finding the best locations to set traps is often more important than what type of trap is used. Generally, young rats can’t be trapped until they are about a month old, which is when they leave the nest to venture out for food. The best places to set traps are in secluded areas where rats are likely to travel and seek shelter. Droppings, gnawings, and damage indicate the presence of rodents, and areas where such evidence is found usually are the best places to set traps, especially when these areas are located between their shelter and food sources. Place traps in natural travel ways, such as along walls, so the rodents will pass directly over the trigger of the trap.
While trapping is generally recommended for controlling rats indoors, when the number of rats around a building is high, you might need to use baits to achieve adequate control, especially if there is a continuous re-infestation from surrounding areas. If this is the case, consider hiring a licensed pest control applicator who is trained to use rodenticides safely. Baits to control rodents are formulated with an attractant (generally food) and a rodenticide, those baits are placed in a tamper-resistant rodent bait stations to keep children, pets and non-target animals away from poison rodent bait.