6 Top Signs of a Rodent Infestation

Pest & Termite Control
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Israel Alvarez

Owner @ Insight Pest Management

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Rodent Control

Sharing your home with furry friends can be delightful, but when those friends are uninvited rodents, it’s a different story. Mice and rats can wreak havoc on your property and spread diseases.  Luckily, there are telltale signs that these unwanted guests might be lurking in your walls.

Here are the top 6 signs of a rodent infestation:

  1. Droppings Detective: Rodent droppings are small, dark pellets, often found near food sources or along baseboards. These are a clear indication that unwelcome visitors are using your space.

  2. The Gnawful Truth: Rodents have ever-growing front teeth, and they need to gnaw on things to keep them from getting too long. Look for chew marks on furniture, wires, boxes, or even walls.

  3. Nests of Trouble: Mice and rats are skilled builders, crafting nests out of shredded paper, insulation, or fabric. These nests are often hidden in attics, walls, or behind appliances.

  4. Tracks and Rub Marks: Rodents leave tiny footprints and grease marks along walls as they travel their established routes. Keep an eye out for these dark smears on baseboards or in dusty areas.

  5. Strange Sounds in the Night: While rodents are most active at night, you might hear scratching, scurrying, or squeaking sounds coming from behind walls or in your ceiling.

  6. The Unmistakable Sighting: There’s no mistaking it – seeing an actual mouse or rat is a definitive sign of an infestation. If you spot one, there are likely more nearby.


If you notice any of these signs, don’t wait!  A rodent infestation can worsen quickly.  Contact a professional pest control service to address the problem and reclaim your home.

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