Signs That Show You Need To Call An Exterminator


Waiting until you see bugs or rodents in plain sight in your home may mean waiting too long to call an exterminator. If you want to get a jump on pest control problems, you ought to be on the lookout for these five signs of trouble.


When insects or rodents get into a structure, they tend to want to make their own pathways through it in order to ensure their safety. To accomplish this, they bore through the wooden structures of a house, and you'll see sawdust or little chips of wood left behind by their efforts.

You'll also notice holes. If you're dealing with mice or rats, the holes may be fairly sizable; an inch or wider. Insects, however, tend to leave much smaller holes, and they often stay away from areas where humans and pets are active on properties. One area where you should look for trouble is in the structure of your deck or porch, where bugs like to set up.

Interest from Birds

If a woodpecker decides that any wooden part of your home is suddenly the most interesting thing in the world, it probably has a good reason. Birds that peck into structures to get bugs are perfectly happy to pound away at your house if it means getting an easy meal. There are a number of effective home remedies to drive of birds, including putting up shiny foil pie pans, but you'll eventually need to have an exterminator address the bug problems that brought the birds in.

Unexplained Sickness

Diseases can track with pest droppings and urine, especially with mice and rats. Aerosolized fine bits of droppings can travel through the ventilation long before you might see any actual droppings in plain sight. If your family is getting sick with no obvious explanation, it might be worth having a pest control professional perform an inspection.


Pests moving around in the walls of your residence are bound to make some noise. Mice, for example, make noise when they're chewing or scurrying.

Other Pests

With all the destructive capabilities that pests have, your first indicators of trouble may actually be other pests that are let into your home. Mice and birds may create pathways into your house that allow bees to come in. You might never see a mouse, but you'll notice more bees than can be explained by a door left open. 

For more information, contact your local extermination company.


3 September 2018

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