Critter Companions: 8 Signs You Need to Call Pest Control

  • Michael Grant
  • December 20, 2017

Sometimes, it can be tricky to know whether or not you need pest control. You might have noticed a few signs of insects, but you’re not sure if you have an infestation on your hands or if a rogue bug just happened to get through your doors.

For the health of your family and the safety of your property, however, it’s important to request pest control services immediately when you have an infestation.

If you notice any of these signs, don’t wait—call pest control immediately.

1. You See Insects—Lots of Them

A single spider in your home might not give you pause. But seeing cockroaches every other day, in multiple places in your home? That’s a big deal. So is seeing eggs and larvae. Sometimes, infestations can spread quickly, so it’s important to nip the problem in the bud immediately before your pest problems get much worse.

If you’re seeing many insects, whether alive or dead, it’s time to get a pest control inspection. The more you see, the worse the problem likely is, so don’t wait.

2. You See Signs of Pest Activity

Maybe you haven’t seen the pests themselves, but you’re suspicious you have an infestation going on because you see other signs of activity. Perhaps you’ve noticed rodent droppings. Maybe there are shed body parts all over the home. Have you noticed strange grease marks on your walls?

These types of pest activities are sure-fire signs it’s time to call in the professionals.

3. There’s Suddenly Structural Damage to Your Home

Structural damage is never a good sign. Rodents and termites, in particular, can cause significant damage to your home, which could cost you a lot of money if you don’t eradicate the problem as soon as possible.

Have you noticed burrowing holes on any wood surfaces? Perhaps there are gnaw marks on your wood beams. Termites, mice, and rats won’t go away on their own—you require professional pest control services.

4. You Hear Strange Noises

Hear scratching sounds in the walls late at night? Don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s just the wind. This could be a sign of rodent activity, and it’s best to call for an inspection immediately.

5. You Wake up with Marks on Your Body

One of the most serious infestations you could have in your home is bed bugs. Are you waking up with marks on your body? You might have been bitten by bed bugs in your sleep.

Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of. You’re going to need immediate pest control.

6. You’ve Found a Nest or Hive Near the Home

Many pests will make themselves right at home in your house. They’ll create their own living spaces by building nests or hives. You could also notice tunnels or colonies.

These can usually be spotted behind appliances, in the attic, inside walls, or within wall and floor crevices.

7. There Are Weird Smells in Your Home

Did you know pest control professionals can often tell which infestation you have based on the smell of your home? If you keep your home spotless and you’re still dealing with an odd smell in certain areas, you could have an infestation on your hands.

Does it smell like ammonia? You’re probably dealing with mice. Does the odour have an oily smell to it? You probably have a roach problem. Do you smell a musty but sweet odour in the bedroom? You likely have bed bugs. Don’t ignore these strange smells—they could indicate a serious pest issue.

8. You Know You Have a Pest Problem, and You’re Taking Care of It Yourself to No Avail

Many people know they have pests in the home. The cat’s brought in fleas. They’ve picked up bed bugs from their stay at that seedy motel. They’re seeing dead roaches everywhere.

Instead of calling pest control, though, they try every product on the market to try to get rid of the problem on their own. In the end, the problem persists and they’re out hundreds of dollars.

You can get rid of the problem quickly and easily simply by calling professional pest control services if you’re in this situation.

If you have pests in the home, act immediately to save yourself headaches, frustration, and money.

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Hello, my name is Michael and I'm a cancer survivor. I'm also a home entrepreneur and stay-at-home grandfather. In the past thirty years, I've dabbled in the the financial sector, the technology industry, as well as a little business consulting. I guess you can call me a jack of all trades!


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