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What are the Signs of a Rodent Infestation?

Posted June 23, 2015
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If you cannot remember the last time you had a clean crawlspace, you may be increasing your risk for poor indoor air quality as well as rodent infestations. Rodent removal near the greater Seattle area can be helpful, but you must be able to recognize the signs of an infestation before you can call for professional help. Read on to learn about the signs of a rodent infestation so you can take care of your pest problem and enjoy a clean crawlspace once again.

The sooner you identify a rodent infestation, the sooner you can address it. There are many signs that rodents may leave behind when they infest your home, and you may be able to use more than one sense to detect them. Keep an ear out for strange sounds, especially squeaking during the nighttime hours. Do not ignore any abnormal smells; certain types of rodents are known for having a musky scent. Rodent droppings make for a common indication of an infestation. They can typically be found in areas where food is served or prepared, but you may find them near walls or inside furniture as well. Look for holes in food packaging and gnawed electrical wires.