You Encounter Pests in Your Home
While this may seem obvious, it is important not to discount the significance of finding a pest in your home. If you spot a pest, don’t make the mistake of dismissing it as a one-time occurrence. More often than not, if you spot a pest in your home then their friends are likely not far away. This is particularly critical if you spot termites in your home, as termites rarely travel alone, and can quickly cause costly structural damage. Rodents also should not go ignored, as they can pose a serious health risk to you and your family as they can carry a variety of harmful diseases.
You Find Droppings
While you may spot certain pests in your home, other pests like rodents and cockroaches are difficult to spot, and may only come out of hiding when you are not around. This makes it important that you are aware of the signs you can look out for indicating that these pests are in your home. One of the clearest signs of the presence of rodents is if you discover droppings, or wet urine spots, anywhere in your home. While rodent droppings are often hard to miss, you may have to look harder to discover cockroach droppings, as these are much smaller than rodent droppings and may look like piles of ground pepper. While certain pests may be more elusive, and are only detectable by the evidence they leave behind, a pest control professional can easily evict these unwelcome guests from your home, and can help you to take the proper precautions to prevent their immediate return.
You Hear Strange Sounds
You may also be able to discover the presence of larger pests in your home by the sounds they make as they wonder your house, usually in the evening or late at night. If you are lying in bed and hear the pitter-patter of feet somewhere in your home, or a rustling/scratching sound inside of your walls, you probably aren’t imagining things; this is most likely a sign of a serious pest infestation in your home. Hearing feet in your house likely indicates the presence of rodents such as mice or rats. The sounds in your walls could also indicate the presence of rodents, or it could point to a termite or carpenter ant infestation. Either way, these sounds should not be ignored as they likely indicate a serious problem.
You Find Piles of Insect Wings
When termites infest your home, they leave many signs of their presence behind. One subtle sign you can look for is piles of insect wings on your floors near your baseboards. This indicates that termites have been swarming in your home, which is a sign of a serious infestation.
Pests can try to make a comfortable nesting spot inside your home, which is why it is important that you are aware of the signs which can indicate that you may be in need of pest control for your home. Contact Miller the Killer to learn more about how you can spot pests in your home, as well as to schedule an inspection if you believe there may be pests in your home.