A pest infestation in your home is a huge problem. They can do some serious damage to the home by chewing through walls or cables and even damaging the foundations. They are also carriers of disease, so they could be putting your health at risk as well.
If you think that you already have a problem with pests, read this guide to dealing with them, so you can get rid of them as fast as possible. The problem is, you can’t deal with your pest problem if you don’t realize that you have one in the first place. Pests are sneaky and they’re good at hiding, so they often cause a lot of damage before people even notice that they are there. But they always leave some evidence behind them and if you know what you are looking for, you can identify a pest problem early on and deal with them before they cause too much disruption. These are some of the best ways to tell if you have a pest problem.
The biggest clue that pests leave behind is their droppings. There are other signs that you should look out for, but droppings is the most obvious way to tell that you have pests, aside from actually seeing one. If you notice any droppings in the house, you should call an exterminator immediately and have them deal with the problem before it gets worse. It starts out with a few droppings but if you don’t tackle it right away, you’ll start finding big piles hidden around the house.
Grease And Grime
Rats and mice like to stick to the edges of a room and they usually follow the same routes when they move around the house. When they pass through, they may leave a trail of grease and grime where they have rubbed up against things. If you notice a buildup of greasy residue around the skirting boards, especially in areas like the kitchen, that’s a telltale sign that you have a pest problem. You should also check dusty corners to see if there are any signs of a pest moving through.
Pests are usually after your food and they’ll carry it off somewhere to hide and eat it. But they don’t always finish it all and so they leave small pieces of rotting food around the house, or sometimes in the walls. Over time, that will start to cause a bad smell in the home. Before you jump to any conclusions, consider some of the other causes of bad smells in the home. If you have ruled those out and there is still a bad smell, you probably have a pest problem.
Most pests like to chew on things, especially fabric. If you have any damaged fabric in your home, there’s a big chance that it was caused by pests. If you have a dog or a cat, make sure that it isn’t them that is causing the damage. If it isn’t, it’s probably a bug of some kind.
If you notice any of these signs around your home, don’t hesitate to call a pest control team right away.
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Newly middle-aged wife of 1, Mom of 3, Grandma of 2. A professional blogger who has lived in 3 places since losing her home to a house fire in October 2018 with her husband. Becky appreciates being self-employed which has allowed her to work from 'anywhere'. Life is better when you can laugh. As you can tell by her Facebook page where she keeps the humor memes going daily. Becky looks forward to the upcoming new year. It will be fun to see what 2020 holds.