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Signs of Mice & Rats

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 Droppings
Image of rodent droppings types

Mouse Droppings

Usually about 1/8" and black in color.

Norway Rat

Droppings about 3/4" long.

Roof Rat (or Black Rat)

Droppings about 1/2" long.

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 Footprints
Image of rodent footprint types

Tracks can be spotted along areas where rodents travel. Dusting with flour or talc can help spot them. Use a strong flashlight at a low angle to check for tracks and tail drags.

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 Gnawing
Image of a rodent gnawing a bag

Evidence of recent gnawing, especially on packaged goods, cardboard boxes and areas around pipes, ducts and vents. Holes can often be found along baseboards and in corner where an existing small hole or crack could be enlarged.

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 Rubmarks

Dark greasy marks formed by contact with the rat's body. Frequently found along areas where rodents travel.

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 Unusual Pet Activity

Your dog or cat pawing excitedly at a kitchen cabinet, the base of your refrigerator or a wall.

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 Sounds

Sounds

Do you hear scampering noises in the walls at night? Chewing or gnawing sounds?

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 Burrows

Look for them in the ground, along the outside of buildings.

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 Introduction
 Know The Signs
 
 Droppings
Image of rodent droppings types

Mouse Droppings

Usually about 1/8" and black in color.

Norway Rat

Droppings about 3/4" long.

Roof Rat (or Black Rat)

Droppings about 1/2" long.

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 Footprints
Image of rodent footprint types

Tracks can be spotted along areas where rodents travel. Dusting with flour or talc can help spot them. Use a strong flashlight at a low angle to check for tracks and tail drags.

Find the Right Product
 Gnawing
Image of a rodent gnawing a bag

Evidence of recent gnawing, especially on packaged goods, cardboard boxes and areas around pipes, ducts and vents. Holes can often be found along baseboards and in corner where an existing small hole or crack could be enlarged.

Find the Right Product
 Rubmarks

Dark greasy marks formed by contact with the rat's body. Frequently found along areas where rodents travel.

Find the Right Product
 Unusual Pet Activity

Your dog or cat pawing excitedly at a kitchen cabinet, the base of your refrigerator or a wall.

Find the Right Product
 Sounds

Sounds

Do you hear scampering noises in the walls at night? Chewing or gnawing sounds?

Find the right product
 Burrows

Look for them in the ground, along the outside of buildings.

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