How do you know if you have a pest infestation?
We’re here to help. The first step to resolving your pest problem is identifying the signs of an infestation. This post includes a list of common pests, the symptoms of an infestation, and what you can do about it.
Some pests will leave signs of their existence, while others, like bed bugs, are notoriously good at hiding from humans without the help of pest exterminators. Luckily, it’s not too difficult to spot bed bug bites.
Here’s what to bear in mind.
1. Unexplainable Odors or Smells
Though some pests like mice or roaches may not be directly responsible for the odors, they often transport or attract other insects or animals that can cause the odors. In addition, dead pests and their waste can be responsible for various odors. Unexplainable odors such as ammonia, musky, skunky, musty, or sweet smells can signify pests’ presence.
The best way to identify the odor’s source is to call a professional pest control team to inspect and assess the extent of the infestation. Early prevention, avoiding common pest control mistakes, and treatment are essential, as a quick response can help prevent further damage.
People with allergies often have difficulty pinpointing the source of a particular allergen. It’s usually only after a thorough inspection of the home that pests are identified and revealed as the source of the allergen. Common pests that trigger allergies are dust mites, mold, fleas, cockroaches, and rodents.
Pests, such as bedbugs, cockroaches, and rodents, may leave fecal matter behind, which can be a breeding ground for airborne particles that people breathe in, leading to severe allergic reactions. A regular pest control maintenance program can help identify and eliminate any potential pest problems before they cause serious health concerns. Not only will you feel healthier, but your home will, too, when you maintain a safe and pest-free environment.
3. Wood Damage
Homeowners often need to pay more attention to its presence as it can be challenging to detect. Yet, wood damage can be caused by several pests, such as termites, powderpost beetles, and carpenter ants. Signs of wood damage are frass, which are little piles of fine sawdust, or live, crawling, or flying insects.
These pests will cause damage as they feed off of the cellulose in wood. It’s essential to inspect the wood for signs of pest infestations, inspect around the wood for any entry points, and call a pest control specialist to help pinpoint the source of the infestation.
Avoid Pest Infestation Today
If you have any suspicion of a pest infestation, contact a professional as soon as possible. You won’t know everything going on in your home, but they will be able to identify issues using the silent signs and eliminate the problem quickly and efficiently. Act now before the damage gets worse.
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