Did you know that the average home in the United States has around 100 insects in it at any given moment? Now, the majority of these insects aren’t pests, they simply accidentally found their way inside.
That said, though most insects are harmless to our families and our homes, a pest infestation is nothing to take lightly. Pests such as cockroaches, ants, and termites can wreak havoc on your home and are capable of causing thousands of dollars in damage.
Because of this, it’s important to be aware of the signs of a bug infestation. By stopping pests before the infestation becomes severe, you can save yourself a great deal of stress and money. Read on to learn everything you need to know.
1. Unfamiliar Sounds
When you sit in your home in silence, you might hear the ticking of a clock or a car driving past on the street outside. But if you hear unfamiliar clicking, tapping, buzzing, or rustling noises, it might be time to call a pest infestation service.
Pests such as termites and ants make their home in the wood within your walls and produce sounds from chewing, tunneling, and traveling from place to place.
2. Interior or Exterior Damage
As we mentioned above, a pest infestation can cause severe damage to both the interior and exterior structures of your home. If you notice signs of damage such as hollow-sounding floors, bubbling paint, or unexplained holes in your clothing, you could have a pest problem.
Likewise, damage to the exterior structures of your home, such as your window frames, doors, or porch can be a sign of unwanted insects. Pay close attention to the health of your plants as well. Damage to plants near your home is an indication that pests are using them for meals.
3. Seeing Pests
One of the most common signs of pests isn’t the bugs themselves but the presence of droppings, eggs, wings, and other body parts. This is because most types of bugs are experts at hiding from plain sight. With this in mind, if you’re spotting bugs in or around your home often, it’s cause for concern.
For example, if there are so many mosquitos outside of your home that you can no longer enjoy your outdoor space, there’s no need to debate whether or not to call a mosquito control company. You and your family should be able to enjoy your home to the fullest, so go ahead and make the call.
Stay Proactive to Protect Your Home From a Pest Infestation
The occasional bug is nothing to worry about. It’s an unavoidable part of being a homeowner (or renter!). However, a pest infestation is a different matter entirely.
Because an infestation can do serious damage to both your home and your wallet, it’s essential that you know the pest infestation signs. The moment you notice one or more of these signs, it’s time to call your local pest control service.
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