With the changing of the seasons approaching fast, outdoor pests such as rats will be looking for warm environments as the temperature drops. Don’t wait until they’ve established a winter home, start looking for signs of rat activity early so your NJ pest control technician can eliminate the problem.
Signs of Rats
Rats leave telltale signs and signatures to let you know they’re out and about. Below are a few of the most common signs you’ll see and hear in and around your home.
Noises – One of the most noticeable signs is a scratching sound. Whether it’s emanating from the ceiling, attic, or walls it’s a good chance the scratching sound is being made by rats.
Rub Marks – A rat’s coat is greasy, which attracts dirt particles. As they pass along and rub up against the baseboard, wall, or windowsill, greasy smudges are left behind.
Rat Droppings – If you see dark-colored feces about the size of a grain of rice, you have most likely found evidence of rat droppings.
Rat Nests – Shredded fabric, paper, and insulation are a sure sign of rats.
Our NJ pest control professionals know what it takes to get rid of a rat infestation. With an inspection, we’ll know the severity of the infestation and provide you with a plan of action. Don’t hesitate another minute, contact Stern Environmental for information on the latest in rat removal technology.