Pests know they aren’t wanted inside houses, although they implement many tricks and schemes to make their way into the comfort of your place undetected. Hidden problems can become a nightmare in as little as a few weeks as pests multiply so quickly. They destroy structures and personal belongings, make messes around the house, and make everyone inside feel uneasy. Other not-so-obvious signs also suggest a pest problem. We have a solution to your pest problem!
Sneaky Pests: Know the Signs
Pests love dark, cramped spaces. Hiding in those spots keeps them out of danger while humans are around. They come out when they believe the coast is clear, often when the lights go out at night. Signs you may not immediately associate with a pest infestation but definitely suggest a problem include:
- Pest Droppings: Pest droppings appear differently depending on the pest. Some pest droppings can easily be spotted due to their size, although other feces are quite small and harder to spot, since they may appear to be a speck of dirt.
- Strange Odors: Unpleasant, unusual odors may emit through the home due to pest feces or the pest itself, especially when there’s a large infestation.
- Strange Sounds: Pests make sounds as they creep through the home and stifle through cupboards and pantries. Scratching and gnawing sounds are commonly heard around a home bothered by pests.
- Gnaw Marks: Notice a strange mark in your wood furniture or tile flooring? Perhaps a mouse or other vicious pest is the criminal at-large.
If you’ve noticed the signs of a hidden pest infestation, we discussed above but did not realize the source of the problem, you may feel a bit shocked or overwhelmed right now. That’s understandable, although unnecessary as solutions come to the rescue to keep pests out of your home.
- Seal entry points into the home
- Set up traps in and outside of the home
- Call a pest control company in Florence
- Clean floors, countertops, and tables after each use
- Take out the trash before it gets full
- Clean out the clutter and deface those dark, cramped spaces pests enjoy
- Keep your surroundings clean, eliminating potential food and water sources.
Southern Pride Pest Control is a full-service pest control company headquartered in Muscle Shoals, AL. SPPC specializes in pest control and prevention services including termite control, rodent control, bed bug control, ant control, and mosquito control, and can even help with moisture control around your residence or commercial property. Established in 2010, Southern Pride Pest Control is a reliable source of quality pest-management solutions delivered by a team you can trust.
Call us today for any of your pest control needs.