Recently, we wrote about some of the reasons why your house won’t budge when you put it on the market. A pest infestation certainly fits into this category. That’s why you need to know how to deal with this issue. But first, it’s important to understand some of the most common signs that your home is infested with a particular pest. They might not be what you think.
Be aware that it’s uncommon for the first sign of a pest to be the pest itself. You’re far more likely to notice the things that they leave behind such as the droppings on the walls. If you notice pest droppings, then there’s a good chance that the little crawler is lurking somewhere close by. They don’t tend to travel too far away from where they leave their droppings. You can also tell the type of place they might be hiding by the look of these capsules too. If they are hard and firm, the place the pest is lurking will be dry. If they are wet and smeared, then they could be hiding in a wet place such as where a pipe has burst.
You might also notice significant levels of damage to clothing or really any item in your home. For instance, if you have moths then you’ll notice holes in your clothes. These clothes moth sticky traps are ideal for this issue but there are lots of different solutions that you can try. If you have carpet beetles, then you’ll find that the clothing is damaged at the seams in particular. The good news is that aside from this, carpet beetles are harmless.
Be aware that certain pests can also cause damage to your body such as bed bugs. Bed bugs are nasty little creatures and will leave you with nasty large whelps when you wake up. You’ll hardly ever feel a bed bug bite you because they numb the skin first. But you’ll certainly feel the mark they leave behind the next morning.
Finally, you might also notice the skins that the pest has left behind too. Again, these will be close by to where they are hiding so you can usually find some pests quite easily. Be aware some pests are mistaken for skins including carpet beetle larvae. While they do move around, they are incredibly slow and so can look dead on your walls. However, if they are hanging on they are very much alive and there could be hundreds of the little insects lurking beneath the carpet in your home. The only way to discover this is to pull the carpet up and have a look for yourself.
We hope this helps you understand some of the signs that you might be dealing with a pest problem in your home and the issues that you need to watch out for. Remember, if you catch a pest infestation early, it’s far easier and cheaper to deal with. You won’t have to worry about it spreading through your entire house.