Tips to Help you Identify Whether You Have an Infestation
Dealing a pest infestation is daunting task which needs the intervention of a professional sooner than later. It is therefore important that you do a home inspection and these tips will guide you when looking for signs of pest infestation.
Searching for the pests themselves is great way to determine if you have an infestation or not. Pests like rodents are good at hiding as opposed to insects, hence; be sure to check in all the places.
Pests are likely to leave their droppings everywhere and this is enough evidence that you have an infestation. 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.
Odd smell is another indicator that you might have an infestation. Mice have a musty odor which smells like urine while cockroaches are said to have an oily smell. Also, this unpleasant smell is brought about when pests like rodents, ants, and beetles take food to their hiding place and leaving it to rot.
Fabric damage and presence of holes in or gnaw marks on fixtures is also an sign that you have an infestation. Similarly, damaged furniture is a good sign that you have a termite infestation.
Pests particularly rodents like to follow a specific route thus leaving trails of grease as they move around. Besides, pests make a lot of noise at night because they are most active; therefore listen carefully for these noises.
Here is where to check 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. The kitchen also has a lot of pipes which the pests use to find their way into the house.
Another area where infestation is most likely to take place in the garage. They find it easy to access the garage because there is a huge gap between it and the floor. Pests love to hide in the garage because it is warm and has a lot of things to chew on. When you find signs of infestation in your garage, it is advisable to take precautionary measure before they find their way into your house.
Carefully look at area where you have appliances that provide links to the outside. Finally, check areas that are hardy inhabited including basement areas, laundry and utility rooms since they have a warm environment that pests like to settle in.