It finally got cold again in Austin so rodents and rats are bound to come indoors more often, looking for food and shelter as the outdoor offerings are less available to them.

So what are the signs of rats in your home? Here are a few things to keep an eye, ear or noise out for:

  • Urine Odor: Rat urine has a musky odor. You can easily smell it with large infestations.
  • Rub Marks: Oily rub marks are left in places where rat travel along walls. If rub marks smear, you know they are fresh.
  • Runways: Rat pathways are generally along the attic walls & in insulation.
  • Noises: Rats are nocturnal. At night they often create scratching sounds as they run inside walls and along floors.

If you notice any of these signs of rat activity in your home, give us a call at (512) 443-0123 or fill out our form for a rodent inspection and treatment plan.