When the weather gets cooler and the leaves begin to fall, nothing is better than escaping the cold to warm up inside under a blanket with your favorite warm drink by your side. Unfortunately, rodents take this opportunity to escape the cold as well and set up camp in your home, bringing germs and diseases with them. In order to prevent further issues from occurring, it helps to know what signs to look for when identifying a rodent problem. The tips below were compiled by the service pros at Greenix Pest control to help you identify early warning signs and know when it’s time to call in backup. Gnaw Marks Inside or Outside the Home If the outside of your home contains a wooden baseboard or is made of any other type of non-brick material, mice can easily bite their way into your home. Check the exterior of your home for any gnaw marks that may have recently appeared. This is a sure sign that rodents have tried to enter your home. Once they get into your walls, they will begin chewing up wires, increasing the risk of a potential house fire. You may also be able to see gnaw marks around the inside of your home if mice successfully entered. Once these signs begin to appear, it is best to immediately deal with the problem to prevent further damage to your home. Droppings Rodent droppings are a common sign that infestation has occurred. One place to pay attention to when it comes to searching for rodent droppings is the kitchen. Mice especially love to visit the kitchen in search of food or anything else they can make a meal out of. You will likely find droppings in your pantry, cupboard, or elsewhere in your kitchen if a rodent is present in your home. Be careful when cleaning up these droppings as mice are known carriers of many different types of viruses and diseases. Strange Noises If you begin hearing suspicious noises such as scratching, scurrying, or creaking, there may be a rodent inside your home. Most rodents are nocturnal animals which means that they will be doing most of their activity at night. This is when you will hear the most noise if there are rodents scurrying within your walls, in the attics, or across your floor. When these noises are accompanied by track marks or other markings, you can guarantee that there is an unwanted guest in your home. Contact someone immediately to help you identify where they may be hiding. Why Is Rodent Control Necessary? If you notice any of the above telltale signs of a rodent infestation, it is time to let professionals take care of it. While it may seem like a good idea to take care of a rodent infestation on your own, it can be costly and take up time without providing a solution. When you work with the professional rodent control experts at Greenix, you gain access to specialists who can safely handle rodents, effectively handle infestations, and manage future problems. Our service professionals will determine the exact type of infestation you are dealing with and identify high-risk areas in and around your home. After the initial inspection, we’ll develop a plan to rid your home of rodents and keep them from coming back. Greenix is the place to go when you find yourself with a rodent infestation this fall. Call for a Free Quote From Greenix Today! You don’t want to share your warm oasis with unwanted furry guests this fall. Let our professionals at Greenix take care of your rodent control needs when you find yourself in the middle of an infestation. Contact us to schedule an inspection and receive a free quote today!