When Should I Call A Professional To Handle My Pest Problem?
Many of you may have noticed a worrisome amount of critters around your home, and there are some telltale signs that indicate when it is time to call a professional. The damage associated with pests can cost homeowners thousands of dollars in repairs if the infestation goes unnoticed for long periods of time. The good news is that there are clear warning signs that signal an infestation, and not merely a critter accidentally wandering into your home. An important thing to understand about insects and rodents is that they are animals with very different behaviors. This means that each pest will have different warning signs to be on the lookout for. It may be time to call a professional if you physically see pests scurrying around your home, find signs of damage to your home, or have repugnant odors with no identifiable source. If you are interested in a free inspection of your home, get more info here.
The easiest way to determine if you have an infestation is physically seeing pests around your home. It is extremely common for a mouse to wander out of the cold and into your warm house where there are endless food supplies for the taking. You may begin to find droppings in your cupboards and other dark areas the pest may scurry through. Another noteworthy sign it’s time to call pest control is if you see nocturnal animals during the daytime. For example, if you see a cockroach during the day, you should call immediately as they aggressively reproduce and can quickly take over your home. If they are out during the day it means they are searching for food because all the other roaches have taken over the food supply.
One of the most common signs of an infestation is a scratching sound that can be heard in your walls and ceiling. This scratching sound comes from rodents searching for food and shelter. You may realize you have a rodent infestation by reaching for your favorite box of cereal to only have it spill onto the floor from a hole in the corners where the rodent chewed through. Small rodents have incredibly powerful teeth that can chew through just about anything they come across. This means that they will chew through your walls, wires, and furniture to get where they want to go. One of the largest fire hazards is created by pests chewing through wires, so if you spot signs of damage call a professional as soon as possible.
We are all aware of the terrible odors associated with urine stains from rodents, but most people don’t realize that insects can also create foul odors that become impossible to tolerate. If you have a cockroach infestation in your home, you may begin to smell a musky scent permeating the house. This musky smell has even been reported to affect the taste of your food. This oily musty comes from large numbers of cockroaches. German cockroaches have such a strong odor that just one roach can be enough to produce a noticeable smell.