Signs Of A Rodent Or Insect Infestation
Effective pest control is all about acting quickly. The longer you wait for mice, ant, or bat removal services, the more time these invaders have to spread throughout your home or office.
As experienced rodent, insect, bee wasp and hornet removal professionals, Delmar Pest Control encourages our customers to call us at the first sign of trouble. Continued reading to learn how to identify the signs of an infestation.
Tips to Keep Your Eyes & Ears Attuned to Warnings
The signs of an infestation depend on what organism is doing the infesting. You’ll need an exterminator if you notice:
Sounds & Movement- If you hear scurrying in your walls or ceiling, chances are that it’s a rodent. To know whether you need raccoon removal services, squirrel removal, or a bat, mice, and rat exterminator - pay attention to sounds and estimate how large the animal is and how often it’s active.
Holes & Crevices- Ants, termites, and other insects burrow into the walls of your home or office, leaving small holes wherever they go. If you notice this damage around your house, contact an ant exterminator or other insect removal service.
Tracks & Droppings- Insects and rodents leave tracks and droppings around your building. Pay attention to size, as this will help your exterminator determine the type of pest.
Carcasses- When bed bugs, roaches, and other insects die, their carcasses will build-up. Make sure you call the bed bug exterminator or cockroach exterminator quickly when you find these, as they suggest the infestation is spreading.
Webs- If you find cobwebs throughout your house, you’re likely dealing with a spider infestation, making it important to call a spider exterminator.
No matter what signs you notice, it’s important to respond quickly to the evidence of an infestation. The less you wait before dealing with the issue, the less time the pests have to spread and damage your belongings, allowing you to solve the problem quickly and with minimal losses.
How to Check for Pests During Spring Cleaning
To increase your odds of stopping an infestation in time, it’s important to take advantage of any opportunity to find signs of pests. Spring cleaning is one of the best times to do this, since you’ll already be going through your house or office and carefully checking for sanitation problems.
During spring cleaning, make sure to pay extra attention to your kitchen. That’s where pests often flock to while looking for food. You should also check attics, basements, closets, crawl spaces, garages, or other storage areas in your home or workplace. Because these spots are dark and out of the way, it’s easy for pests to gather there without you noticing.
Even if you didn’t find evidence of pests during spring cleaning, check again after you’ve finished cleaning everything. Dirt and dust can sometimes hide the subtler signs of an infestation. Once everything is clean, you should have no trouble picking up on tracks, crevices, and carcasses, allowing you to pinpoint and eliminate the infestation.
How to Prevent Pests & Critters from Invading Your Home or Business
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, and that’s especially true of pest control. It’s always better if you never have to call your mosquito exterminator or rodent removal service in the first place. You can prevent an infestation from starting by:
- Insulating your windows, your walls, your attic, and any other areas where pests might get into your home or office
- Placing all food and drinks in the refrigerator, in the freezer, or in sealed containers
- Cleaning up all spills and messes immediately, especially those involving food or sugary drinks
- Keeping your building uncluttered so that pests have nowhere to hide
- Repairing leaky pipes and other plumbing problems immediately
- Getting rid of any standing water in or around your building, especially during the summer
Despite these precautions, you may still have to deal with a pest infestation occasionally. Delmar Pest Control can eliminate all pests in a timely manner.