There are a few things that no home or business owner wants to have to deal with. Needing pest control is very high up on that list. There is nothing quite as gross as a pest infestation staring you right in the face.
Should you call Pest Control Services?
But that is where a pest control service can really be beneficial. Before you can call in the pros, it helps to know when to recognize the signs that there may be a problem in the first place.
Right at the top of the list of signs that you may need professional help is if you find a nest. When pests get comfortable, they will want to stay there as long as possible. If they really gain a foothold, they will try to breed and multiply.
For the most part, rodents are most likely to build a nest somewhere on your property. They make a makeshift home from scraps throughout the house, things like grass, leaves, household fabrics, even asbestos. If you see a nest, call in your local professional sooner rather than later.
There is nothing quite so alarming as seeing droppings in your home. This is typically associated with rodents as well, since they tend to just leave their droppings wherever they happen to be.
Bugs can also leave droppings that may be noticeable, depending on the kind of insect. But if you see droppings, it is a red alert. Not only does it indicate that there is an infestation in your home, but there are potentially negative health impacts to being in close vicinity to that many droppings. Call in your local pest control professional right away if you notice droppings of any kind.
#3 Abnormal Sounds
Every home has those sounds that would stand out anywhere else but become “normal” at home. Some call it the house “settling in”, but make sure that you pay attention to those sounds from time to time because it can help you identify potential pests.
Now and again, you may hear scratching or scuttling that is seemingly coming from behind the walls. If you start to hear that noise regularly, it is a good indication that there is something behind your walls that shouldn’t be there. Call in the pros today to assess the situation.
Have you noticed that some of your furniture, rugs, clothing, or other materials around your home are damaged?
Don’t write it off in confusion; there is a good chance that the culprit is an unwanted house guest.
You might notice little signs of damage in soft spots (like the aforementioned areas) as well as scratch marks and holes. If you see dark smears or stains, the latter in particular can be a sign of bed bug infestation. Check out closets and clothing to see if there are any signs of potential infestation before it is too late. Bugs in particular can get into tight areas that you might not have thought about.