To begin eliminating your rodent problems, start with a good inspection. Inspecting your home, shed or barn is important for determining which type of rodents are present: rats or mice. A good inspection provides three main valuable pieces of information:
It may be a dirty job but a necessary first step for determining your types of rodent problems. Victor® can help you ID your problem.
Fecal pellets are the most commonly encountered sign in a rodent inspection and serve as primary evidence to confirm an infestation. Even a small population of mice can produce literally thousands of droppings in a short period of time. Examining the droppings can serve as evidence of an infestation and may help you identify your type of infestation.
Type of Infestation
◊ Qty: 50 to 75 pellets daily ◊ Size: ¼ inch long ◊ Shape: Small with 1 or both ends pointed
◊ Qty: 40 to 50 pellets daily ◊ Size: ¾ inch long ◊ Shape: Larger, rectangular with blunt ends ◊ Found in small groups
◊ Qty: 40 to 50 pellets daily ◊ Size: ½ inch long ◊ Shape: Larger, curved, sausage shaped with pointed ends ◊ Found scattered