Have you ever had rat problems in your home? If so, you might have either called the rat control melbourne experts or tried do-it-yourself methods to eliminate the problem. But, how will you know that your rat problem has come to an end? Here are a few ways that will help you determine whether you have these little furry pests in your home or not.


Rat droppings become drier and gray after a few days. If you find fresh droppings which are dark and moist, it is very clear that you still have rats in your home. Inspect the area where you find the highest number of droppings.

Gnaw Marks:

New gnaw marks will be lighter in colour and they get darker as they age. If you find light-coloured gnaw marks, it could be an indication that you have an infestation.

Foul Odour:

Cats and dogs get excited in areas where rodents are present. This is because of the odour of the rodents’ urine. If you have a large infestation, even you can realise the stale ammonia smell coming from hidden areas.

Tracks & Runways:

If rodents are active in your home, you will notice distinctive tracks and runways. When you follow these tracks, you may see footprints, smudge marks, droppings and urine stains.


Rodents use materials such as fabric, paper and dried plant matter to make their nests. If you find these things in any area of your home along with other signs, you are more likely to have pest infestation in your home.

Scratching Noise:

If you hear scratching noise, especially during the night times, it is an indication that rats are still active in your home.

If you find these signs and symptoms in and around your home, you can call Enviro Safe Pest Control on 1300 997 272. We have been in the industry for many years and can help with your rat removal melbourne needs. Depending on the size of infestation you have in your home, we will determine the right technique to provide a lasting solution to your rat problem.