The weather in our area has gotten chilly and we’re not the only ones that have noticed. Mice and other rodents have noticed too and have started looking for places to spend the winter. Kind of like how birds migrate south in the winter, mice and rats start looking for a warmer locale that will allow them to happily enjoy the winter months. And even though it’s not going to suit you, your home seems perfect to rodents and if they can find a way inside, they will. In fact, you could have them in your home this very minute! Now, we don’t say that to scare you, but you should be aware that you could have rodents racing through the walls, attic and basement of your home. Here are some signs that your home is currently making a nice comfy winter residence for local rodents:
Rodent droppings are sign that rodents are definitely present. These droppings look a bit like dark brown grains of rice and can be found anywhere that rodent have been. Some of the most obvious places these can be found are in kitchen cupboards and drawers in the kitchen.
Gnawing evidence in food cupboards and around baseboards. Rodents will also chew on electrical wiring and insulation and even wallboard.
Smile piles of debris near kitchen cabinets and drawers, or areas that have a lot of clutter in basements and attics. These areas are feeding stations for rats and mice and the piles of debris are essentially rodent ‘trash’ piles.
Strange noises like scrabbling in the walls, in the kitchen cupboards and in the attic. You may hear gnawing, scratching or squeaking too.
Sometimes a strong musty odor accompanies a highly infested location that has remained closed up.
These signs all indicate that you do in fact have a rodent infestation, be it mice or rats in your home. These creatures should be evicted immediately, since having them in your home can be dangerous to the health and safety of your family and your pets. They spread diseases, contaminate food sources and can damage the structural integrity of your home. If you have these pests inside your home, call the professionals at Rose Pest Solutions immediately for rodent control services. We will come to you as soon as possible and help you locate and eradicate all rodents living in your home. We can also help you locate possible entry points so that you can prevent future rodent infestations. Contact us today in Columbus, Cuyahoga Falls and throughout Ohio, Michigan and our service area for more information on what Rose Pest Solutions can do for you!