4 TellTale Signs You May Have Rats or Mice in Your House

Rodents are pesky little critters that if given the opportunity will make their way into your home and stay there all year long if unbothered. While some homeowners know right away if they have unwanted guests living in their home; others don’t have the slightest clue. Fortunately for the latter group, Johnny Bugs, Inc. is here today to discuss a few telltale signs you may have rodents and how to schedule a mice extermination service for your Sarasota County home.

Odor

One of the most common signs that you may have a rodent infestation is a pungent and musky odor. Like most wild animals, rats and mice make a considerable mess in their habitat, leaving droppings and urine everywhere. If you start to notice obscene smells in your home, it might be a good idea to call an exterminator.

Gnaw Markings

Mice and rats teeth never stop growing, and these creatures are constantly chewing on everything to keep them worn down. Typical items that mice and rats like to chew on include wires, cardboard boxes, wooden furniture, and insulation to create little nests. Rodents also need water to survive, so it is quite possible that you will find chewing around pipes. If any of the above signs are present, you probably have an uninvited guest living in your home.

Tampered Food Packages

Rodents love to chew, as we previously stated; therefore it’s not unusual for them to break into plastic containers or food packages that are left in the pantry. If any of your food looks to be tampered with, throw it away immediately. Rats and mice are often dirty, disease-carrying creatures and the FDA warns there are many health risks if a rodent tampered food item is consumed.

Rodent Sighting

The most obvious sign of them all! If you see a rodent scamper across your kitchen floor or up in the attic, this could be a sign of a serious problem. Because rats and mice are more active at night, to see a rodent running around in the daytime means their nest has become overpopulated.

Whether it’s only a couple of rodents or an entire family of them, Johnny Bugs has the most effective rodent exterminator services in all of Sarasota County! Don’t wait until rodents have taken over your entire house – call Johnny Bugs at 941-564-5328 today.