Rat infestation: discover the 5 worrying signs not to ignore

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Ah, life in the suburbs! Its green gardens, its quiet streets… and sometimes, its unwanted guests. I am of course talking about rats, these small mammals which, despite their recognized intelligence, can become real nuisances for owners.

But how do you know if these rodents have taken up residence in your home? Here are five worrying signs to watch for.

1. Suspicious nighttime noises

The silence of the night is often broken by the scraping and the chirping rats that sneak into walls or under floors.

These noises are particularly audible when everything calms down and these nocturnal creatures go in search of food or adventure.

2. Rat droppings: a telling clue

Rat droppings are clear indicators of an unwanted presence. These small, dark droppings, resembling elongated grains of rice, can often be found along walls, near food sources, or in hidden places like cabinets or dark corners.

3. Damaged food packaging

Rats have incredibly strong teeth and will stop at nothing to reach their next meal. If you discover snack bags or boxes with mysterious holes, it’s a safe bet that these rodents are at work.

4. Traces of passage and grease marks

These small invaders often leave behind traces of fat and beaten track in dust or dirt, the result of their repetitive movements along the same routes.

These dark marks are usually visible along baseboards or on walls where they rub against each other regularly.

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5. Deteriorated nests and insulation materials

Finally, if you come across a pile of various materials (fabric, paper, insulation, etc.) hidden in a remote corner of the attic or behind household appliances, you may well have discovered a rat’s nest.

These constructions are often accompanied by other signs mentioned previously.

If you notice one or more of these worrying signs, it’s time to take action to protect your home and your health. Rats can carry disease and cause significant damage to structures and electrical cables.

For an eco-friendly approach, consider solutions such as using non-toxic traps or hiring professionals who offer eco-friendly services.

Remember, preventing an infestation is always easier than remedying it. Keep your home clean, store your food properly, and seal any potential entrances for these little intruders.

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