Rodents generally move indoors to find food and shelter. But quickly and very rapidly infest your home. Apart from the infestation, there is a great health risk associated with the rodents and thus it is very important to observe the infestation itself. There are multiple ways to eradicate rodent infestation and one can always seek professional help to deal with the catastrophe infestation as well. However, the first step is always to spot the infestation to act.
Rodent infestation may not be visible instantly unless few things are keenly observed. So, here are the things that you must notice to spot the infestation.
The first sign of the infestation is generally the droppings. Mice and rats generally leave the droppings near the food. So, you would find traces of it in the kitchen mostly especially near the area where food is stored. The rodents love damp places and often leave droppings there as well. So, places like the kitchen sink and other damp places are potent areas to find the droppings.
The feces of rodents carry harmful bacteria. It can even trigger diseases such as Salmonella and Hantavirus. Allergies are also very common. Thus, the feces must be removed immediately with a mask and gloves on. If you have children and pets at home, be extra cautious to look for the feces, before it does the damage.
Well, once the infestation starts, the devastation follows. Rodents are known for damaging property. It chews almost everything. It can chew wood, clothes, pipes, and even wires. These marks are the signs that rodents are actively destroying the property. This is a clear indication that you are under threat. The chewing of wires can start a fire, the chewing of pipes can create water leakage, and so forth. There are so many dangers associated with this apart from the confirmation of the presence of the house invading rodents.
Rodents love to be secluded place and in dark. They generally create their nests with shredded papers, clothes, cotton, package materials, and so on. Either they find these somewhere else and bring them to the nest or build the nest where these are found. You will keep finding these small pieces of paper or clothes or other materials scattered around the home. This is a sign that you need to dial the professional pest control service.
Rodents leave their marks and dirt. This is a very clear sign of their movement. The oily fur of the rodents generally creates track marks. This could also lead you to the nest of the rodents. However, this is a clear warning sign that you have been invaded.
You will be able to hear a clear and distinct noise from the rodents. However, this could be faint sometimes, depending on the location of the nest. However, such noises are also a warning of infestation.
Apart from all these, you can actually spot a rodent as well, moving across your hallway. Now, that could be scary to see such a thing, but professional help can make your life better and easier.