Identifying Rodent Tracks
Homes and lawns provide rodents with food sources and nesting grounds. These pests leave behind tracks outdoors in soil and snow, as well as indoors on tile or other flooring inside the house. Some unique features of these footprints are:
- A rodent's front paws usually have four toes, while the back feet have five.
- Hind rodent tracks will almost always be side-by-side, while the front feet rarely align.
- Front paw prints are broad, while rear tracks are narrower and longer.
- Semi-aquatic rodents like nutria, beavers, and moles have webbed feet.
Mice, rats, and squirrels have small tracks with claw marks that may not be visible.
Bigger rodents like beavers, gophers, and groundhogs leave behind larger footprints. The weight of these animals forces their feet deeper into snow or soil, leaving tracks that are bigger than their actual feet and easier to spot.
Rodent tracks often form patterns in snow, dirt, and dust that can help identify them. Pests with footprints that seem to roam in many different directions indicate that the animal is comfortable in its habitat. This may be a social rodent that is often around people, such as a squirrel.
Problems with Rodents
Many species of rodents gnaw on siding, foliage, and other items found in yards. Not only do these pests destroy lawns and gardens, but they may also find their way into homes. Once inside, rodents may either build nests or cause damage trying to escape.
Not only can Critter Control experts identify rodent tracks, but they also offer professional prevention and exclusion services.
Get them out.
Experience wildlife or pest issue? We can help! Complete this form and your local Critter Control® office will contact you to assist.
Keep them out.®
indicates required field.
Best Rodent Removal in Atlanta
They have been able to eliminate the yellow jacket problem and keep them away. Everyone I have delt with have been helpful and friendly.
Your representatives make your company! They are knowledgable and responsive. I was fortunate to have a great representative for several years. When that changed, I was concerned that the new tech wouldn't be as well trained. I am extreamly happy with my new tech and can say that all of the service employes have been outstanding.
Tech comes out monthly and takes care of everything. If we have any new issues, they are handled immediately.
All the technicians
are very kind and knowledgeable. Everyone always goes the extra mile anytime I need assistance. Great company to do business with.
Technicians are knowledgeable, polite, helpful, easy to reach out to.
The technician is very knowledgeable
and courteous. He called in advance to notify me about an upcoming treatment. He inquires about any problems that I may have observed. He leaves a note to inform me that the appointment was completed.