Unwanted pests can cause unhealthy conditions that can harm your family and friends. Plus, some insects, termites and rodents can do enormous damage to your property when left untreated. In the U.S. alone, termites and similar pests cause about $30 billion in damage each year. This is why it’s important to identify pests and hire a pest inspection company before situation becomes critical. Look for these 3 warning signs to identify pests quickly, so your home stays happy, healthy and pest free.1. Droppings
Often, we don’t see pests and rodents because they are small and hide easily. However, one sure sign pests are in your home is the droppings they leave behind. While droppings may not appear to be harmful, they actually are a health concern for both people and pets as they can carry dangerous infections. So, when you find droppings, we recommend calling a local pest control specialist. They should be able to identify your pests, recommend the proper treatment and eliminate them before anyone gets sick.
2. Damaged Property
Pests can be destructive, and therefore costly. Ideally, you want to catch the pests before any damage occurs. The best way to do this is to get regular pest inspections by a licensed pest inspector and regularly inspect your property for pest-related damage. This includes holes, gnawed garments, damaged furniture, baseboards and wiring. Unfortunately, damaged property typically indicates that pests have taken residence in your home for some time and could mean there is additional unseen damage. Once you spot pest-related destruction, we recommend hiring a professional exterminator immediately to avoid any further costly repairs to your property’s infrastructure.
3. Strange Noises
Larger pests, such as rats, mice and racoons tend to be most active at night when human activity is low or because the pest is nocturnal. This means that you’re more likely to notice unusual sounds such as squeaking, scratching or scurrying in the evening. Stay alert for any atypical noises that come from your walls, attics, ceilings, floorboards or crawl spaces. If you hear anything unusual we recommend contacting your local pest and rodent specialist.
You’ve spotted one or more of these warning signs. Now what?
If you’ve noticed any of these 3 warning signs in your home, you have pests. To get rid of these unwelcome guests, contact a local pest control specialist, like Sure Shot Exterminating in Tulsa. We provide certified, pest-inspection and control services in Tulsa, Broken Arrow, Jenks, Bixby, Owasso, Sapulpa, Sand Springs, Glenpool, Coweta and surrounding areas in Northeastern Oklahoma. Get a free estimate or schedule a pest inspection or pest-control services online, or call 918.259.9058. We’ll thoroughly inspect your property and put together a custom treatment plan that will solve your pest problems quickly and effectively.