Rub marks or tracks
Rats leave dark grease marks on walls and floorboards because they travel in a path between their nests and food. These rub marks are caused by rats’ oily fur.
Gnaw marks Rodents can cause property damage by chewing on almost any material, including plastic and lead pipes, to get food or water. Norway rats and House mice have been known to chew on wires behind walls. This can increase the danger of a home being set on fire. You should be vigilant for signs of rats and rodent infestations such as gnaw marks on the walls.
Rat droppings: A rodent infestation is a sign of its presence. These pellets, which measure approximately 1/8-1/4″ (3-3 mm) in length, are often found around food storage areas, such as pantries or kitchen cabinets. You may also find mouse droppings in sinks, on top of baseboards, and inside chewed cardboard boxes. The feces of mice can contain harmful bacteria and transmit serious diseases like salmonella and Hantavirus. They also trigger allergies. The droppings of mice can be more than 50 per day. Protective gloves are essential to keep your family safe from potential health risks. It is indeed infested by rodents.
Hearing unusual noises from the walls at night can be alarming. These sounds could be caused by a family rodent running around the house between walls or up in attics. Attics are a great place for rodents to nest because they offer a dark and private area where they can build their nests. Attics are often overlooked in pest-proofing. This area should be kept dry and ventilated. You can also store family heirlooms in plastic containers instead of cardboard boxes.
A real rodent
Mice breed quickly so it’s possible that there are other mice hiding in your house. A female house mouse in Maryland can have up to 35 mice children per year and can give birth to as many as a dozen babies in three weeks. This is a lot of mice!
These are signs that you should be concerned about a rodent infestation. Rodents can be a nuisance, but they can also multiply quickly and spread more than 35 diseases. Rodents can also chew through walls and electrical wiring, increasing the chance of a home being set on fire. Contact a licensed Maryland pest control professional immediately to inspect your home and determine the best course of action.