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MARCH 15 2022 /
As cooler weather arrives, homeowners across Virginia, Maryland, and D.C. see tell-tale signs of rodents coming indoors—or do they? Depending on whether you’re unwillingly hosting rats or mice, the signs may not be readily apparent—unless you know what to look for.
If you want to get rid of mice and rats for good, you need to inspect, identify and understand what those signs mean to know which rodent removal steps to take.
Mice and rats both leave evidence of invasion, but not the same evidence. Knowing the difference is essential to rodent removal:
Pay attention to pet behavior too: When pets sense rats and/or mice, they may suddenly perk up, sniff, bark or paw around potential rodent hangouts like the spaces underneath the stove, cabinets, refrigerators, etc. Rat and mice nesting sites may have shredded paper, string, and other soft materials.
Rodent invasions are more common in the fall and winter as they move in to get out of the cold. Look for rodent tracks and entry ports like these:
Keep in mind, rats and mice respond to different traps, so it’s critical to identify your invader before wasting money on mouse traps that may not be effective!
Whether you need to get rid of mice or rats, the best trap is to call your mouse exterminator from American Pest. Our rodent removal experts inspect your home from top to bottom to set the right traps for the right rodents—and we also seal up any potential entryways.
More than 30,000 homeowners in D.C., Virginia, and Maryland rely on us to keep their homes rodent free. Contact us now for help evicting uninvited rodents!