5 Signs of an Animal Infestation

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Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse! Hopefully this holiday, this lyric is true and there are no creatures stirring in your home. Thomas Pest Services encourages homeowners throughout the Capital Region to understand the signs of animal infestation. It is also recommended to minimally have your home inspected annually to ensure pests have not moved inside their home to avoid the cold.

The early signs of animal infestation or rodent infestation may include:

  • Unidentified brown or dark black droppings in cabinets, drawers, basements and/or attics.
  • Stale smells in confined places.
  • Unexpected, foul-smelling damp places.
  • Damaged food packaging.
  • Sounds of scratching or clawing in the walls.

Animals and rodents have the ability to reproduce quickly under the right conditions. It is imperative at the first animal sighting or evidence from rodents or animals to address the problem immediately. Ignoring or letting the infestation go, may mean several litters or broods, depending on the pest.

Another suggestion is to take a proactive approach against rodents and animals with an annual inspection. Homeowners who do not have a pest professional inspect their homes are taking a real chance. Pests are always drawn to conducive conditions. Unfortunately, the warmth, shelter and food found in our homes are just irresistible to pests, especially in winter months. Common pest animals that move into Clifton Park homes and homes throughout the Capital Region early winter include mice, rats, squirrels, and raccoons. For peace of mind in your home, consider a pest inspection from a qualified pest control company like, Thomas Pest Services. Call today for a free inspection.


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