Know Your Enemy

It doesn’t take a private investigator to know if you have rats and mice.  By paying attention to the following signs you’ll be able to know if you have a problem that needs controlling. 

Signs of Rodent Infestation
  • Droppings -- dark in color, from 1/8” (mice) to 3/4” long (rats)

  • Tracks and tail drags through dust and dirt

  • Greasy rub marks on walls and baseboards made by rodents as they run along their "routes"

  • Household pets excitedly pawing at cabinets, under appliances or at walls

  • Scampering and scratching noises coming from the walls and ceiling at night

  • Evidence of gnawing and chewing on boxes, wires, packaged goods and around pipes, ducts and vents

  • Burrows or nests outside buildings                                                              

  • An actual mouse or rat – if you see one, you can bet he’s not alone! They are very social animals

  • Spread talcum powder around suspected areas, then check back a couple days later for footprints and tail swishing in the powder