You do your best to keep your home as well as your place of work as clean as possible, putting out garbage before it piles up, keeping food out of bedrooms and away from offices, cubicles and common workplace areas.
When you and your family or coworkers fail to follow these cleanliness guidelines, the potential for rodent invasions increases.
However, infestations are not always caused by humans neglecting to maintain a pristine environment. Mice and rats may already have established a colony in or near the building before you purchased it, after all, or rodents plaguing your neighbors have now expanded to attack your place too.
For example, an intern innocently leaving a box of day-old donuts in the conference room at work over the weekend amounts to an open invitation for vermin such as rats and mice to come in and have a feast. And something as innocuous as a bird feeder hanging in the backyard of your home can attract rodents too.
Signs of nesting by rats and mice are relatively easy to detect. These vermin will use common materials to shred for nests, such as paper, and you should look behind the refrigerator and other appliances in the break room at work or in your home.
It’s also a good idea to shine a flashlight in cabinets, since vermin prefer these hiding places at places of work as well as in residences.
If you have noticed any of these obvious signs of rats or mice at your job site or at home, you will not want to delay in arranging for rodent control professionals to come in and take care of the situation. Getting rid of every last one of the rodents infesting your building is a complicated job that is best left to the experts.