Your home is your shelter and a source of food, and unfortunately for pests like rats, cockroaches and termites, they too can turn your home into theirs. To an untrained eye, it can be difficult to determine the severity of an infestation in your home, which is why some people wait until it’s too late. If you don’t take quick against these pests, you can face problems such as structural damage and health risks.
Even with home insurance, it’s essential to learn how to identify an infestation. Early detection of pests can help you save money and aggravation, so make sure you learn these signs before calling pest control:
Excrement or droppings
Discovering droppings or small patches of urine is one of the clearest indications of a pest problem in your home. Upon finding pest faeces, one must take precaution as it carries harmful bacteria detrimental to you and your family’s health. No matter the size or shape of the excrement, it’s best to call in professionals for help.
Little critters like rats will chew and gnaw at anything they can find, from electrical wires to food packaging. Other pests like termites can pose the danger of structural damage if you don’t intervene. Call pest control immediately if you notice signs of chewing and gnawing!
Noises and smells
You might not see them, but sometimes you can hear or smell the pests living in your home. If you can hear the sounds of scurrying and scratching within the walls or notice unpleasant smells around the house, there’s a possibility there’s a pest nesting in your home.
Vermin and pests usually build their nests out of harm’s way and at hard-to-reach areas such as inside walls, behind appliances and within crevices. Keep an eye out for their nests if you suspect there are unwelcome guests in your home, and call pest control as soon as possible if you spot one.
Keep your home safe
Any homeowners shouldn’t ignore these signs of pests as it could bring danger and damage to your home. Instead of waiting it out or trying to deal with the problem yourself, make a call and get experts to help you.
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