It is important to look for signs of infestation as soon as possible to prevent more damage to the property and reduce the size of infestation which can be costly if the size is large. This article will educate you on the signs of pest infestation so that you can provide treatment to the infestation.
The best way to identify if you have an infestation is to see the pests themselves. However, it is difficult to come across a rodent than it is to find insects since rodents tend to hide when they hear someone coming into the room.
Pests are likely to leave their droppings everywhere and this is enough evidence that you have an infestation. Do a thorough examination on the droppings to know which kind of pest you are dealing with. Another type of dropping that you may find for insects includes body parts.
Pests have a certain recognizable smell which can be a sign of an infestation. Pets carry an unpleasant smell and their droppings also has an odor. Some pests like ants and rodents carry food to secluded areas and they don’t finish it causing it to rot and produce a stench smell.
Fabric damage and presence of holes in or gnaw marks on fixtures is also an sign that you have an infestation. Look out for damaged wood like furniture as this indicates a termite infestation.
Pests particularly rodents like to follow a specific route thus leaving trails of grease as they move around. Besides, pay close attention to any area that has a crawl space including the ceiling to identify any noises as well as crawling sounds.
The following are some important areas to look for signs of pests.
One of the crucial places to look for signs of pest is in the kitchen. Pests like rats and rodents are most likely to visit your pantry because they are their sources of food. Pipes provides entry for the pests to find their way into the kitchen.
Although garages are out of the house, they are good hiding places for many pests. 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. Finding evidence of infestation in the garage does not mean that they are in your home but is an alarm and you should take the preventive measures to refrain them from reaching your home.
Besides, take precautionary measures on pipes and windows on ground floor since they offer link to the outside. Consider checking in areas where you don’t use a lot including the laundry rooms, basement and utility rooms.