Signs Of Rodents In Your Portland Home

Posted by brainjmedia03 on Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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Signs Of A Rodent Infestation In Your Portland Home

Rodents are unsanitary and unhealthy creatures to have in your home. Not only are they known for carrying disease, but they leave urine and droppings wherever they make their home. Here are some common signs that you may have a rodent infestation in your Portland home.

Droppings
Rodents such as rats or mice will leave behind droppings. Droppings in your Portland home are a sure sign of rodent infestation. Mouse droppings are smaller. Generally, they are less than one-quarter inch in size and the shape is pointed on both ends. Rat droppings, on the other hand, are larger – about a half an inch in size or more. Shiny droppings or droppings with putty-like in texture are new and fresh. Old droppings are hard and crumbly. If you find varying feces sizes, you likely have both young and adult rodents in your home.

Urine Odor
Rodent urine has a strong musky odor. With large infestations, you can easily smell it.

Gnawed Holes
Mice will gnaw holes into your home. These holes are small and clear-cut. The size is close to the size of a dime. Gnawed rat holes are larger – about the size of a quarter, with rough torn edges.

Rub And Gnaw Marks
Rodents will leave oily rub marks where travel along walls. Rub marks that smear are fresh. Rodents will also leave gnaw marks on wood around your Portland home. Rats leave tooth marks about one-eighth inch long and small scratch marks are a sign of mice.

Runways
Common rodent pathways are generally along interior walls, building foundations, ledges, pipes, electrical wires, conduits, tree branches, and fence rails.

Nests
Mice will build nests by shredding paper, string, and other pliable materials. Some rats may nest outside your home and some may nest in attics or nearby trees.

Noises
Rodents are most active at night because they are nocturnal. Portland homeowners may hear scratching sounds as they run inside walls and along floors during the night.

Pet Behavior
Pets tend to act unusual when they hear or smell rodents in the house. They may appear extremely alert, bark, or begin to paw at spaces beneath refrigerators, stoves, or low-clearance pieces of furniture.

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Categories: mice, pest removal services, Portland, rats, Residential Pest Control, Rodents

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