From cockroaches to rats, mice, moths, and more, your warm and food-filled house can be an open invitation to a variety of unwelcome visitors. Ignoring the pest problem or trying to deal with it yourself can cause numerous long-term consequences, all of which can be very costly. Most insurers won’t offer protection against damage from vermin or pests; therefore, the sooner you pick up on signs of a pest infestation and accordingly consult a professional exterminator, the better.
Here, Enviropest Control Ltd share four things to look out for when deciding whether to contact a pest control expert.
One of the clearest indications of a pest problem is the discovery of droppings or small patches of urine around the home. Excrement will come in varying sizes depending on the vermin in question; the droppings from larger vermin will be much easier to spot than those of smaller bugs. Caution should be taken upon the discovery of pest feces, as it will carry harmful bacteria detrimental to the health of you and your family. It’s always best to call in pest control professionals whenever the above applies.
2) Noises and Smells
Due to their preference for nocturnal activity, vermin tend to give away their presence much more during the night. The evening or overnight is the best time to listen out for any scurrying or scratching sounds, which can give the game away. Hearing these noises is one of the first warnings that you could have bugs inhabiting your wall cavities or rodents making your attic their home. In addition to hearing these concerning noises, you may also notice an unpleasant, musky odour permeating through your property. Try and locate the source of this smell and you will soon discover if you have pests nesting in a hidden corner of a room.
Pests and vermin will seek out undisturbed, harder-to-reach areas of a home where they can safely build their nests out of harm’s way. These areas include the appealing spaces behind appliances, under furniture, and inside walls. Be on the lookout for pest-size refuges, which can be constructed from a wide variety of materials: paper, plastic, and organic paraphernalia. These will soon tell you that you have some unwelcome visitors and that you need to call pest control as soon as possible.
Is your radio not working? Are small holes mysteriously appearing in food packaging left on the floor or counter? Have you noticed teeth marks appearing on your skirting boards? Pests love to chew and nibble through cables, wires, bin bags, and even your walls and doors. Essentially, the little critters will chew and gnaw at anything they come into contact with, posing the very real danger of permanent structural damage if this harmful activity is allowed to continue without professional pest control intervention. Once again, if you do notice signs of chewing you should take action immediately and contact your local pest control experts.
If you have spotted any of these warning signs and are concerned about a possible infestation in your home, contact Enviropest Control Services Ltd today. Our knowledgeable pest control team is local to Birmingham, Solihull, Coventry, and can eradicate your pest problem efficiently and cost-effectively. For more information give us a call on 0121 693 6616 or complete our online form.