Would you like to invite a few hidden creatures into your home? For most people, the answer is no. When you suspect that a pest has joined you in your home, it's natural to want to get rid of it quickly. But before you call a pest control service, you may want to learn more about the potential signs of an invasion.
A Sudden Appearance of Droppings
Small brown pellets or specks are a clear sign that there's a pest living on your property. The type of pest you're dealing with may vary according to the size of the dropping. If they're easy to spot and you don't need to go hunting for them, you might be sharing your space with a rodent. When that's the case, you can set traps yourself and block entryways so they don't keep coming indoors. If the problem persists, it's worth calling a pest management service so they can get rid of the problem for you.
Musty Smells With No Apparent Cause
Musty smells in your property can arise from a number of sources. For example, damp often presents with a musty smell. However, if you can't find an obvious cause, you may need to accept that a pest infestation is a part of the issue. Rodents can produce ammonia, which may present itself as a musty smell. Similarly, both cockroaches and beg bugs produce variations of musty scents. If an inspection of your property isn't revealing the cause of the musty smell, it's a good idea to contact a pest control team. They'll perform an assessment of your property and carry out pest removal if necessary.
Blood Spots on Your Bed
Finding blood spots on your bed is a clear sign that there are bed bugs living in there. It's particularly important to look for them when you move into a furnished rental property or after backpacking or travelling in a country where you stay in multiple different places. When the blood spots appear, it's wise to call a pest control specialist anyway. Once bed bugs settle into a mattress, they can be difficult to tackle alone.
Can you hear a rustling noise? Or maybe the sound of your pipes clanging? Some pests like to burrow in walls and rodents are particularly likely to find their way into pipes. Once you eliminate causes such as a tree brushing against a window or activity from your pets, it's a good idea to call a pest removal team so they can make your property critter-free again.