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Signs you have an Rat Infestation

Signs of an Rat Infestation

Are you experiencing Rat infestations at your home or business? This requires a solution that eliminates Rats from your home and prevents them from returning. Pest Managers have a variety of methods available for controlling the spread of rats in Cape Town. Pest Managers can assist with all types of Rat Control in Cape Town.

Your home may be infested with rats if you notice the following signs:

A strange smell or sound has been detected

Rat Nest

It is common for rats to emit a strong smell of ammonia. Moreover, they produce a lot of noise as they move throughout your home, making squeaking, scratching, and rustling sounds as they move. Observing either of these signs may indicate that rats are present in the building.

Droppings & Smears

As rats move through your home, they leave droppings behind. Along the main rat pathways, you may observe small, dark, pellet-shaped droppings. In addition to establishing and maintaining established routes along walls, rats have poor vision.

As they travel along these routes, they leave behind grease smears and smudges on the walls.


Do you suspect that you may have a rat problem? Try looking in a seldom-used, dusty corner of your home. It is common for rats to leave foot and tail prints in their travels.

When you are unsure whether rats are present, sprinkle a fine layer of baking soda on the floor and check for fresh tracks the next morning.


Lastly, rats will leave a trail of destruction in their wake. It is possible for them to chew through electrical cords, gnaw on furniture, storage containers, or papers, and eat food that has been left out on the counter.

Their droppings and urine can be spread throughout your home, increasing your risk of exposure to disease.

Signs Of Rats in Walls

2 Rats staring from nest

When rats live behind your walls, it can be difficult to detect their presence.

Here are a few signs to look for:

Squeaking, scurrying, and running noises are heard in the walls.

You may find piles of droppings in hidden areas of your home, such as behind the stove, in your basement or attic, or in the corners.

Packages, containers, or leftovers with bite marks on them.

Smudges of dirt and grease appear on the walls.

Insulation, shredded paper, bits of fabric, or other soft materials may be used to make nests.

Damaged or gnawed ductwork.

You may also find a live or dead rat somewhere in your home in addition to the above indications. If any of these signs are present, it is time to contact a professional pest control company like Pest Managers.

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Rico HattinghRico Hattingh
06:19 20 Sep 22
We had endless problems of Ants for years and have tried every single product and service possible, but to no avail, until we were referred to Phillip from Pest Managers who only did one treatment. They spent a few hours around the house and literally now a year later, I have not seen 1 ant. This is really the Best choice that I've made ever.
Ryan DunneRyan Dunne
09:24 14 Sep 22
I contacted Pest Managers to get rid of a Yellow Jacket Wasp infestation. The team was very professional, as well as knowledgeable.I would certainly make use of their services again, and can highly recommend them.
Kelly LaubscherKelly Laubscher
06:54 13 Sep 22
Pest Managers did an excellent job taking care of our Ant pest control problem. Their efficiency, effectiveness, and timeliness were top notch. The granule bait they used was taken immediately by the ants and three months later, they haven't returned! They were friendly, knowledgeable, and I felt like I got professional pest control service. Clicked on Pest Managers when searching for Pest Control Cape Town, contacted them and received the friendliest service agent. Within 24 hours of making the booking, the guys were at our site for an inspection and treatment! It was a pleasure to work with such a well-organized company. Excellent service at an affordable price! I would like to thank you for the excellent service you provided.
Mark CohenMark Cohen
15:32 24 Aug 22
Bird-proofing - wires and spikes. Very professional and friendly service from start to finish - recommend them highly!!
Laurie BrunsLaurie Bruns
09:39 28 Jan 22
Very professional, friendly service. Took care of many many wasp nests around the house quickly and efficiently. Highly recommend!
Louette NelLouette Nel
15:10 27 Jan 22
Pest Managers assisted me to sort out birds nesting in my ceiling. Since the first time I contacted them, they were very professional, prompt and frequently communicated timelines and expected contact days. Both teams that came (for the quote and actual service) were friendly, on time and very professional. Hopefully I would not need their services again soon, but I'll gladly recommend them.
Winnie BurgerWinnie Burger
11:42 09 Nov 21
Brilliant service for hard to reach bird nest in a triple volume room. Supplied scaffolding and took utmost care not to damage bespoke light fittings and cabinetry. Cleaned up afterwards - left room spic-and-span. Most professional (and friendly) service from start to finish.
Yaw OppongYaw Oppong
13:32 30 Mar 21
I had birds in my roof, i got a few quotes, not only were they the cheapest, there was such great service received from Adrian during the call out. They came and did the job today and a great experience once again. Here's to hoping the tenants in my roof find a more suitable place to call home 🙂