Look, Listen, Smell: 3 Ways to Tell if You Have a Rodent Problem

Pest Control in Auckland

Rodent InfestationKeeping your home clean is one of the ways to make it as comfortable as possible. Your home is not only where you sleep; it is also where you spend most of your time in and where you have quality time with your loved ones.

The possibility of pest infestation, particularly of rodents, still exist despite of how hard you maintain your home’s cleanliness. Rodent infestation is not immediately apparent until someone in your family gets sick, or parts of your home fall victim to their incessant gnawing.

To prevent such situations from happening, AllBrite.co.nz shares three ways to tell if these pests have welcomed themselves to your home without consent:

1. Faeces and droppings

Tiny and black in colour, rat droppings are usually found in the food areas around your home. The kitchen is the primary area to inspect for their faeces. Check your kitchen cabinets, cupboards, pantries, and shelves. Look behind rarely-moved and undisturbed appliances.

2. Running, scratching, scampering noises

Another way to tell if you have a problem with rats and mice is to use your ears — these pests make distinct sounds, such as squeaking, running, scratching, and scampering. You will often hear these noises coming from the ceiling and behind the walls.

3. Foul-smelling urine and trail marks

As mice cannot control their bladders, they urinate whenever, wherever. This bladder problem leads to the product of foul-smelling urine and trail marks found on surfaces, such as countertops, appliances, floors, and even the walls.

It is important to respond as quickly as possible once you notice these signs of rodent infestation. Rodents bring a wide array of health problems, so make sure to schedule pest control services right away. Moreover, always keep your space clean. As they say, if you know how to clean, these rodents will not find a way into your property.