Diagnose Your Problem

Where to Start

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:

  • Type of Infestation
  • Extent of Infestation
  • Location for Control Effort

Rodent Runways

Runways are usually evident in rodent infestations because rodents repeatedly use the same pathways between their nests and food sources.

A rodent runway behind a wall

Runways or Pathways

Common linear pathways include foundation or sill ledges, tree branches, electrical lines, pipes and sewer lines.

Mice typically travel 6-30 feet from their nests to a food source. Rats are more adventurous and will venture out 25-100 feet from burrows.

A rodent rub mark against a white baseboard

Rub Marks

These grease marks are created from oil and dirt on the rodent's skin and often appear along wall areas next to runways.

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