Pest control took an interesting turn in 2020, as pests like bugs and rodents swarmed abandoned office buildings.
The bugs and rodents who feasted on restaurants found their food supply limited and turned to alternate food sources like urban homes and apartment buildings.
Maybe you’ve noticed an unwanted guest in your home and you’re wondering whether you should hire a pest control service. Here are some signs that you need to.
Not all pests require the services of a professional exterminator. Home mitigation remedies go a long way in solving a minor pest annoyance from fruit flies or sugar ants.
Even most spiders aren’t much of a concern. While phobias are an issue, you can solve most unwelcome spider issues on your own.
Depending on your fear tolerance, home mitigation for intermediate pests is possible. Though once you get into the major insect category like termites, carpenter ants, and cockroaches, you need to pick up the phone.
Store-bought insect spray in the hands of someone less than experienced is a potential danger to you and your family. These sprays are full of harmful chemicals.
Signs You Need Pest Control
Homes aren’t fortresses, especially older homes. When it comes to pests, it’s true they love unclean homes. That’s not all they love.
Older homes with cracks and crevices provide warmth and shelter for pests even if they’re spotless. Don’t let any preconceived notions keep you from calling a professional. Pest problems are dangerous for your home.
If you see these signs, don’t wait to call an exterminator.
Any damage to your home is a sure sign you have a pest problem you can’t control on your own. If something eats your fabric, wood, or clothes, you have an infestation.
Mice and rat droppings are an immediate cause for concern. You’ll find them most often in your kitchen pantry, but be on the lookout everywhere.
Cockroach droppings aren’t as easy to spot but have the appearance of coffee grounds or black pepper. These pests carry diseases you don’t want in your home.
Do you hear scratching noises in your walls? Do you wake up in the middle of the night because you hear activity in the ceiling above your bed? These are surefire signs of mice or rat issues.
If they’re in your walls, they can cause serious damage to your home’s wiring. This leads to expensive repairs or even worse, house fires.
Pests are sneaks. That’s how they stay alive. If they existed out in the open, they outsmarted animals who prey upon them.
It’s possible to have a pest problem without seeing them. If you see one, know there are so many more hiding throughout your house.
When It’s Time to Call Pest Control
Not every pest requires professional mitigation. Though the pest problems requiring professional help are not ones to take lightly. Pest control is about your health and your home’s safety.
If you see droppings, damage, or an unwanted friend scampering across the floor, don’t delay. Call a professional immediately.
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