Just because you have spotted an insect or other pest in your home, it doesn’t mean that you have an infestation on your hands. If you stay on top of pest control maintenance, you usually won’t be dealing with an infestation in your home. However, there are times when pests can easily become an infestation if you don’t take action in removing them. When you have an infestation in your home, there will probably be signs around your home that clue you into what is going on. Effective Pest Services is here to talk about some of the signs that often indicate you have an infestation on your hands.
Droppings, Grease Mark & Filth
Whenever you have an infestation in your home, these pests usually leave behind quite the mess. Whether its bugs, rodents or other pests, they will likely be looking for places that are usually somewhat secluded to create nests or colonies. You should be looking in basements, crawlspaces and other dark spaces in your home. You may notice that there is a trail of grime leading up to these areas due to the grease and oils that are on the bodies of rodents and other pests as they travel to and from their nests. If you have a pest infestation anywhere near, you will most definitely have pest droppings around your home. You will have to look closely depending on the pest as their droppings can be incredibly small. The easiest droppings to spot come from rodents. However, if you have other insects in your home, you may notice that they don’t only leave behind droppings, but they shed their skin and other body parts around your home as well. Obviously, if you are dealing with a spider infestation, their webs are enough to let you know they are there.
What Does a Rodent or Pest Infestation Smell Like?
Obviously, when you have rodents in your home, they can start to smell awful because of the fecal matter and urine they often leave behind, but other insects carry with them a smell too. When you have enough cockroaches in your home, you may start to smell a musty odor that they emit. There are a variety of smells left behind by pests of all shapes and sizes and all of them are unpleasant. If something smells off in your home and you can’t figure out what it could possibly be, it may be pests.
Fabric Damage from Beetles & Pests
There are many pests that chew on and damage fabrics and papers in your home. Small holes in drapes, clothing, furniture and even carpet can be a sign that you have a pest infestation that needs to be dealt with somewhere.
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If you have noticed any of these signs mentioned above in your home, it’s time to call Effective Pest Services to come and take a look. We will inspect your home for any pest activity and treat any and all pests to ensure your home is pest free. Call us today!