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Keeping The Winter Pests Away

Nobody really enjoys being cold, and pests are no exception. Have you ever noticed that when the temperature plummets you seem to find more insects and signs of rodents inside your home? I have recently made it my mission to pest-proof my home before winter arrives, and I decided to record my different pest eradication methods in this blog. From using pest control services to advice on how to block up mice entry points, my blog posts will give you ideas on how you can keep the pesky creatures out of your home when it starts to get cold outside. The more you prepare now, the less pest evidence you'll see next winter.



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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.

Strange Noises

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.