When it comes to pest control, preventing beings by detecting strange signs or possible risks that arise from an infestation. But for the untrained homeowner, spotting pest signs can be challenging. Pest control experts can easily spot signs of a pest infestation. Also, they can give you advice on how you can do it yourself. Here’s how you can spot signs of a pest infestation:
Detecting Signs While Housekeeping
While you sweep, vacuum, and mope your house, use this opportunity to find signs of a pest infestation such as finding droppings, discarded wings, lines, cracks, and stains. Often, these signs appear behind appliances and furniture, above items, on cabinet and drawer surfaces, and along wall tiles. Before you wipe any droppings away, double-check to be sure they are from pests. Also, it is important to eliminate the clutter and piles in your storage room and backyard, so you can easily see hiding pests.
Pay Attention to Smell and Stains
When you rush off activities, you could make mistakes and neglect important things. In some conditions, you may ignore gaps, defects, possible pest infestations, and leaks. For instance, pests leave behind bloodstains or urine, leaving a foul or musty smell once the infestation has worsened. Particularly, roaches tend to produce a pungent smell while bed bugs produce a musty smell. You should pay attention to these signs to save your house from being damaged by pests.
Have Regular Home Inspections Done
To ensure your home’s integrity and rule out potential pest infestations, you must have experts inspect your home regularly. Also, you can check for plumbing and piping system defects yourself as they can lead to pipe burst, chokes, and water leaks. Moisture and water are pest attractants. Additionally, structures wear out due to factors such as environment, usage, and condition. Take your time checking for gaps, holes, crevices, and entries that allow any type of pests to enter your home.
Also, you should hire a pest control company to do a proper pest detection service. Pest control experts are trained to perform visual inspections, identify major risk areas, and use special tools to trace pest activities.
Don’t Ignore Strange Sounds
Pests make sounds and whenever you notice them, they can indicate the presence of pests. For example, rats screech and scratch while they scurry around the ceiling or within hidden corners. Also, termites create sounds once threatened by banging their heads against walls. This allows them to send signals to other termites in their colonies of danger. Thus, you will hear a rattling or clicking sound behind walls if there are termites there.