The warm temperatures in spring create the ideal conditions for many household pests to thrive. Some of the pests that come out at this time, especially as summer gets closer, include roaches, mice, ants, wasps, and bed bugs. So, you shouldn’t be surprised or alarmed if you come across a pest or two in your home during the two seasons.
However, you need to be on the lookout for the following signs of a budding infestation and call an exterminator as soon as you note any of them:
A Growing Population
A pest-free home is not tenable, and you will often come across a random pest here and there. However, when you start seeing the pests every day and at different places in your home, you have a reason to be alarmed.
One of the surefire signs of a growing pest population is numerous sights of droppings. This is especially true if you have a rat or cockroach infestation. However, the sight of a trail is a big deal for more minor pests like ants.
Your DIY Solutions Are Not Working
Once it becomes clear that there’s a growing pest population in your house, the next logical step is to try and get rid of the pesky animals.
DIY solutions are, at this point, the most tenable solutions, and you’ll probably try a couple of them. But if you still see pests around even after spraying multiple types of pesticides and trying other extermination methods, calling a professional exterminator should be your next course of action.
Your Safety is Threatened
Apart from destroying your stuff and being generally annoying, pests can pose health and safety risks to your children, pests, and other family members. For instance, rodents can chew through your electrical wiring and expose you to electrical fires. In addition, their feces are also known to contain pathogens that can cause Hantavirus, Tularemia, and even Plague.
Although they look small and harmless, termites and ants in large populations can significantly damage the structural integrity of your house and leave you with a massive renovation bill. Cockroaches’ feces, on the other hand, can trigger allergies and asthma attacks.
The more pests you see, the bigger the health threat to your family. You should call a pest control company as soon as you notice the problem.
The Problem Requires an Expert
Getting rid of pests like bed bugs, termites, and roaches are challenging without professional assistance. However, calling an exterminator is a no-brainer if you have a problem with these pests.
Further, some pests, like bees and birds, are protected by law, and you must use professional removal services when dealing with them.
The Signs Are Too Big to Ignore
Generally, when the pest problem reaches a certain point, it can only be managed professionally. Some common signs of an out of control infestation include:
- Sightings of dead pests
- Unusual or weird smells
- Scratching, gnawing, flapping, and whining noises that get louder at night
- Gnaw or scratch marks on your clothes, furniture, stored food, or electrical wires
- Odd behavior from your pets, especially at night
- Presence of trail marks, droppings, and nests
For an effective solution to your pest problems, get in touch with us immediately if you notice any of the signs outlined above. We would be glad to help!