In the winter, critters enter your home to avoid the extreme cold. In the spring and summer, you have even more unwanted guests searching for food and a place to reproduce. Just because pests are common nuisances doesn’t mean you can’t take effective measures to eliminate them from your home. Here are the signs it’s time to call a pest control company.
You Have Damaged Furniture
Small holes and scratches on your furniture are telltale signs of an infestation. Small holes in your couch, for instance, could mean that you have a bed bug infestation. Scratches on the bottom of your couch or on baseboards and bookshelves are a sign that rodents have taken up residence in your home. Think like a pest, and check your home for possible entry points that a pest might use to get into your home.
Your Food has Been Tampered With
Discovering evidence that a pest has found its way to your food is a reason to bring in the professionals. You’ll notice holes in boxes and bags—a clear sign of a pest’s presence. Even if there are no other signs of infestation, pest control can give you a professional opinion on whether you have an intruder.
You Notice Clues Left Behind or Signs of Nature’s Pest Control
Some insects shed and leave behind their exoskeleton, others lay eggs and rodents give birth. Knowing what pests are commonly found in your area makes it easier to identify them sooner. Sometimes, spiders will alert you to the fact that you have a pest problem. If you are finding an abundance of spiderwebs in your home, chances are you have a pest problem. After all, spiders go wherever their prey is.
You can Hear it
Utilize all five of your senses. If you notice irregular sounds coming from specific areas in your home, it’s likely that cockroaches, rodents or some other pesky invaders have made themselves right at home in your home. You know the phrase, “If these walls could talk,…”? Well, if you have a pest infestation, they will, so keep your ears open!
If you know or suspect that you have a pest infestation, the sooner you act, the better. That’s where Bug Man Exterminating comes in. Our team of experts is your trusted partner for effective prevention and comprehensive pest extermination in Southwest Virginia. Get in touch with Bug Man Exterminating today!