Sometimes when we see indications of a potential pest problem, we may not want to believe it. It may be the last thing we want to imagine happening, so we turn a blind eye to the red flags. However, failing to handle a pest problem could lead to more than just unsightly damage to your home— it could potentially cause health hazards for you and your family.
Let’s go over some of the telltale signs that you need to call an exterminator right away.
If you see tiny bite marks on any of your property, from furniture to walls, then this is a pretty big indication of the presence of pests. The most obvious possibility is rodents; however, termites could also be at play. Initially, you may think it’s no big deal; but, if you allow the problem to continue going uncontrolled, then you could inflict costly damage that isn’t worth the price.
Not only that, if rodents managed to chew through your wires, it could cause a fire. An exterminator will be able to handle it effectively and professionally.
If you hear scratching sounds in your walls or under your furniture, then you probably have visitors. Unless there are ghosts, then chances are pests have made an invasion. Try to pay attention closely the next time you hear a noise. Hopefully, they haven’t made a nest inside of your walls. If this is, in fact, the case, they could be incredibly difficult to get rid of.
One of the most obvious indications of pest presence is droppings. You may also see urine. Rodents like to pee in places like your kitchen where you definitely don’t need that sort of thing. Since there are so many health risks involved, you should ensure that you get rid of pests immediately when they are near your food source.
You See Them
In some cases, you may actually see the pests. Whether they are termites, rats, or even cockroaches, take note of where they’re coming in from. The best way to keep them out is to know what their entry point is. However, you’d be surprised how easily pests can sneak into even the smallest of entries. An exterminator is the most effective way to make sure that they stop coming in.
You Smell Them
There is an unmistakable smell if you happen to have mice. Their droppings and urine are less than pleasant to smell. If you get a whiff of that unmistakable odor, then it’s time to look in the phone book and find the first exterminator that is available.
Ideally, the infestation won’t be so out of control that it is too big of an issue to fix quickly by a pest control company.