rub marks, which are actually caused by the rat’s oily fur.

 

Strange noises: Hearing strange noises in the walls, especially at night, can be a bit concerning. Chances are these sounds can be attributed to a family of rodents scurrying about the house, between the walls and up in attics. Rodents are especially fond of attics because they provide dark, secluded spots to build nests. Unfortunately, attics are among the rooms in a home that are easily overlooked during the pest-proofing process. Make sure to keep this area well ventilated and dry, and opt to store any family heirlooms in sealed plastic containers rather than cardboard boxes.  Houston Pest Control

An actual rodent: Mice can breed rapidly, so if you spot one mouse in the house, it’s likely there are others playing hide and seek. In fact, a female house mouse can give birth to a half dozen babies every three weeks, up to 35 young per year. That’s a lot of mice!

If you recognize any of these signs of a rodent infestation, don’t mess around! Rodents are not only a nuisance; they can multiply fast and are known to spread more than 35 diseases. They are also capable of chewing through drywall and even electrical wiring in the home, which increases the risk for a potential fire. The best thing to do in the event of an infestation is to contact a licensed pest control professional to inspect the home and recommend a proper course of treatment.