Chew On This: Seven Signs You Might Have A Pest Problem

An infestation can not only result in damages and expense, it can wreak emotional havoc on you and your family. When you suspect that you have unwanted guests and pests in your home, don't delay in contacting a pest control professional to take care of the issue. Pests can rapidly breed and take-over your home when you delay taking action to stop an infestation.

Seven signs that there is something inhabiting and infesting your home include:

1. Holes in walls, baseboards, and sheetrock.

Keep an eye out for signs of gnawing in the walls or structure of your home, as well as signs of nest-building. This may manifest in little piles of debris in the corners, cracks, and crevices of your home.

2. Evidence of droppings.

Take a look around the baseboards of the room; are there signs of any droppings? Rodents, mice in particular, don't see very well and tend to stick to the walls when moving around. If mice are present, you will undoubtedly find droppings in this area.

3. Odor or smell.

An off odor may be a sign that something is living- and pooping- in your home. A really foul odor may even be indicative of animal decomposition; in other words, something has died somewhere in your home. Call pest professionals.

4. Strange sounds.

Sounds and scuffling, especially at night since many pests are nocturnal, is another indication that pests are present. Try to identify the specific section that the sound is coming from and contact an expert.

5. Bites or rashes.

Believe it or not, you may not realize you have pests until you are bitten by one. Bedbugs, fleas, and even rodents can bite you and your family- usually when you are sleeping. Rashes may develop from allergies anyone in the home has to certain types of pests.

6. Location of your home.

The location of your home has a lot to do with whether you may be prone to pests. For instance, some homes on riverbanks are likely targets for displaced rodents; urban apartments might be more likely to pass around bedbugs.

7. Spotting pests.

Seeing or detecting pests is a very good sign that you have a problem. This is one situation that merits being hypervigilant, and prompt action at the first sight of a pest could prevent a far-worse infestation.

If you notice any of these signs or suspect that your home may be prone to pests, contact a pest control expert like Affordable Pest Control Inc. Delaying action on the first sign of pests may cost you more in the long run, and cause great distress to those living in the dwelling.