Here at Noble Way Pest Control, we’ve been Sacramento’s source for prompt, courteous, and reliable pest control for over 21 years. We love serving our customers and answering their questions. Rats and mice can be a huge problem for households and businesses, but unfortunately rodents are sneaky and they’re hard to be detected. While rats are messy, if you don’t find their hiding place, you might know realize you have a problem until it’s a big one. You should take your rodent control in Sacramento seriously.
Signs of An Infestation
- Seeing rats in your open spaces: If a rat is out and about, that’s a sign of an infestation. This may sound weird, but consider that rats like to hide so, if they’re running around in the open, it means they’ve filled up all the places to hide.
- Visible rat runways: When rodents venture out, they normally follow the same pathways. This establishes their paths in grass and low vegetation and can be seen by the human eye.
- Signs of damaged structure or materials: Rats love to gnaw on materials and take great pleasure into eating through your bags of rice or materials made of wood. Some of the most definite signs of an infestation is finding teeth / gnaw marks on wood, floorboards, walls, and other materials.
- Rat waste: Okay, this one is gross. All rodents create waste so you should be looking for droppings. If you find them, you can assume you have an infestation as they clearly have ample access to food. If the droppings are in a public area, consider that they’re too overpopulated to continue hiding.