Signs of Rodent Infestation and Ways to Prevent Infestation

Rodents are nocturnal creatures that come out at night in search of their food. They cause a lot of damage in whatever surroundings they invade. Rats, mice and rodents are creatures that will disturb the hygiene of your home with their droppings, excreta, hair and fur. That can also contaminate food and stored eatables inside your kitchen and pantry. Their activity can cause a lot of harm to your surroundings not to mention that they carry fleas, ticks and other disease-spreading germs and parasites. Read about the signs of a rodent infestation in your home and how to prevent a full-fledged rodent infestation at your place: 

  • Scuttling and Squeaking Sounds

Have you come across strange sounds at your place specifically at night? These sounds may be coming from the basement, roof or attics. Experiencing certain sounds can be among the top signs of having a rat infestation. These sounds are what you would come across before actually seeing any evident signs. If your pets are also paying attention to these sounds and trying to locate them that could be a sign of a rat infestation. Do not ignore the existence of any unusual sounds that may well be your sign to opt for rodent control Canberra from the professionals. 

  • Strong Odours

Have you been experiencing a strong and sweet smell when in your bedroom for no reason? That could be a sign of a rodent infestation present in your house. Not being able to establish the reason for weird smells in your house or business could be an indicator of a rat infestation. That could totally be a cue for you to work with a professional pest control Rivett to find out if your house indeed has a rat infestation. 

  • Chewed Things Around the House

If you have begun finding chewed objects, newspapers, electrical equipment, furniture, plumbing etc. then that is a glaring indicator of having a rat infestation in your property. Rodents and mice have the habit of gnawing and chewing any object that comes in their way for sharpening their teeth. Finding damaged packaged food or chewed packets can well be a sign of any rats or mice existing in your pantry. 

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  • Holes and Burrows

If you have noticed holes in your property specifically near the walls, railings, and external parts of the property that is a sign of a rodent infestation in your property.

  • Greasy Marks

Greasy marks on walls due to the rodent continual touching and scratching their bodies against walls, floorboards along with urine stains at various places in the property are signs of a rodent infestation. 

How to Prevent a Rodent Infestation in Your Spaces?

Rodents can trigger food poisoning, leptospirosis, and other unfavorable health issues with their droppings and the germs they carry on themselves. It is better to prevent pest infestation by way of some basic and easy lifestyle changes. 

  • Clean up after cooking food as there are chances of any oil spillages happening that could attract rodents and mice to the kitchen. Also, food scraps and morsels on the floor can also attract rats and rodents to the kitchen who are in search of food.
  • Do not leave dirty dishes in the sink as the leftovers or crumbs of food in it can feed rodents. Likewise, leftovers on the kitchen counter or uncovered food lying there can also provide the necessary food and nutrition to any rodents in your property.
  • Do not forget to empty the food bowls of your pets as they may also be providing food to these pests. Do not leave even water in their bowls overnight.
  • If you have compost bins, take care to place them at a safe distance from your home. Do not put fatty food, cooked food or meats in the compost bins as that could attract rats and rodents to it via the odour it gives out. Do not forget to secure the bin tightly after putting food in it.
  • You could well benefit also with rodent-proofing your bins. Cut out and tie mesh the size of your bin on its base. Dig a small hole and place the bin inside it. Doing this will be enough to deter rodents and mice from scavenging the bin for their food.

Connect with Amaze Pest Control Canberra, the best pest control on 0480021568. You would be assured of getting foolproof and guaranteed pest control Narrabundah for your home. With us you are certain to have a property free of the annoying rodent menace in no time. Ask for our rat control Canberra services and we will provide you with an appointment with our best pest controllers so your residential or commercial property is freed of rodents and mice. 

Reviewed by: John Smith, Ph.D., MSc

John Smith is a renowned expert in the pest control industry, with over 20 years of experience in the field. He is a licensed pest control professional, and has worked for both commercial and residential clients throughout his career.Throughout his career, John has developed innovative and effective pest control strategies, and has helped countless clients rid their homes and businesses of unwanted pests. He takes pride in his work and is dedicated to providing the highest level of service to his clients as well as providing technical assistance to branch offices and clients throughout Australia.In addition to his professional work, John is an active member of several pest control industry organizations, and regularly contributes to industry publications. He also prepares scientific reports for Ace Pest Control on any changes or updates to government regulations affecting the Pest Control industry.

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