How to Identify the Signs of Pest Infestation
Dealing a pest infestation is daunting task which needs the intervention of a professional sooner than later. This article will educate you on the signs of pest infestation so that you can provide treatment to the infestation.
One of the obvious way to know if you have an infestation is by identify active pests. However, it is difficult to come across a rodent than it is to find insects since rodents tend to hide when they hear someone coming into the room.
Pests dropping is a sign of pest infestation, therefore; be sure to check for trails of urine and fecal droppings. The kind of droppings you find will assist you to know which type of infestation you have. For insects, the droppings are smaller and it may include things like body parts, wings or discarded skin.
Pests have a certain recognizable smell which can be a sign of an infestation. Pets carry an unpleasant smell and their droppings also has an odor. Some pests like ants and rodents carry food to secluded areas and they don’t finish it causing it to rot and produce a stench smell.
If you come across chewed wiring and damaged furniture, it shows that there are rodents because they like to chew on anything to wear down their growing teeth. Similarly, damaged furniture is a good sign that you have a termite infestation.
Also, look for trails of grease on the walls where rodents may have rubbed their bodies when moving about. Besides, pests make a lot of noise at night because they are most active; therefore listen carefully for these noises.
The following are parts of your home that you should inspect for signs of pests.
Check every area of your kitchen where you store food particularly the pantry. This is because the kitchen has food which the pests may be looking for. Pipes provides entry for the pests to find their way into the kitchen.
The attic and the garage also act as home to many pests. It is easy for the pests to access the garage because most of them are designed by leaving some space between the door and the floor. Additionally, pests like the garage because of the availability of things to nibble on and it has a warm environment. When you find signs of infestation in your garage, it is advisable to take precautionary measure before they find their way into your house.
Besides, take precautionary measures on pipes and windows on ground floor since they offer link to the outside. Also, examine areas that are warm and easy for pests to access such as laundry areas, the basement and the utility room.