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What are some of the Indicators of a Pest Infestation

Having a pest infestation in your home is very dangerous since some of the pests leave droppings that can be harmful to human health. It is therefore important that you do a home inspection and these tips will guide you when looking for signs of pest infestation.

Searching for the pests themselves is great way to determine if you have an infestation or not. Pests like rodents are good at hiding as opposed to insects, hence; be sure to check in all the places.

Another great way to find out whether your house is infested is the availability of pests droppings. The kind of droppings you find will assist you to know which type of infestation you have. Another type of dropping that you may find for insects includes body parts.

Pests have a certain recognizable smell which can be a sign of an infestation. All pests produce different smells which can be unpleasant including their droppings. Also, this unpleasant smell is brought about when pests like rodents, ants, and beetles take food to their hiding place and leaving it to rot.

If you come across chewed wiring and damaged furniture, it shows that there are rodents because they like to chew on anything to wear down their growing teeth. Similarly, damaged furniture is a good sign that you have a termite infestation.

Also, look for trails of grease on the walls where rodents may have rubbed their bodies when moving about. Pests make a lot of noise at night and you, therefore, need to place your ear against the wall and listen for signs that you have pests in your home.

The following are some important areas to look for signs of pests.

Check every area of your kitchen where you store food particularly the pantry. Signs of infestation are more apparent in the food cabinets and dirty dishes. Keep watch on pipes since they provide entry points for the pests to reach the kitchen.

Although garages are out of the house, they are good hiding places for many pests. They find it easy to access the garage because there is a huge gap between it and the floor. Additionally, pests like the garage because of the availability of things to nibble on and it has a warm environment. When you find signs of infestation in your garage, it is advisable to take precautionary measure before they find their way into your house.

Carefully look at area where you have appliances that provide links to the outside. Finally, check areas that are hardy inhabited including basement areas, laundry and utility rooms since they have a warm environment that pests like to settle in.