3 Ways to Determine if You Have a Serious Pest Problem

By: Tim Mcintosh

A serious pest problem can cause a number of issues for your home and your family. A termite infestation can lead to serious damage to the structure of your house. This damage is often expensive and time consuming to repair. Pests like cockroaches and rodents can carry disease, contaminate your food supply, and spread disease to the people inside your house. Other types of pests do not cause damage to your home or bring the threat of disease but they are still unwanted. The first step in eliminating pests from your home is to determine if you have a serious pest problem. Once you understand the severity of the issue you can take steps toward eradication and future prevention

Keep an eye out for pests

The simplest way to determine if you have a serious pest problem is to actually see pests in your home. Seeing a pest will confirm that there is an issue. In addition, seeing multiple pests can give you a clue about the pervasiveness of the infestation. Pests like rodents and roaches do not live alone. Seeing one roach is confirmation that there are multiple roaches in your home. If you notice several pests within the course of a day then you should assume that the infestation is widespread.  

Learn to identify signs of pest activity

It is not always easy to catch pests out in the open. Unfortunately, the fact that you have not seen a pest does not mean that your home is pest-free. Pests like cockroaches, rodents, and termites typically stay out of sight. Catching a glimpse of one of these pests is not always easy. Instead, you can learn to identify the signs of pest activity. Droppings from roaches and rodents are typically easier to find than the pests themselves. In addition, you are much more likely to notice termite damage than to actually see a termite. Taking the time to learn the common signs of pest activity will help you determine if you have a serious pest problem. 

Get a professional pest inspection

A professional pest inspection is the most effective way to determine if you have a serious pest problem. A pest control professional will have the tools, training, and experience needed to quickly determine if you have an infestation, how serious it is, and what types of pests are present in your home. You can get a free pest inspection from the pros at Eco-Max and learn about your options for eradication. 

There are some serious issues that can come along with a widespread pest infestation. Protect your home and your family from the threats that pests pose by learning how to determine if you have an infestation. If you determine that you do have a serious pest problem in your home, the next step is to get them out of your house as quickly as possible. The pros at Eco-Max Pest Control Services can eradicate pests from your home quickly and effectively.



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