How to Tell When It’s Time to Call for Pest Control Services

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No one likes to find insects or rodents in the house! But just because you come across one bug, doesn’t necessarily mean that you have a pest infestation happening. But you might choose to call a pest control expert for assistance to prevent the problem from getting worse.

Every homeowner should pay attention to pest control sign so that they know when it’s time to bring in pest control services. Here are a few signs that you should call for pest control services right away:

  • Visible Droppings: Look around the floor and different surfaces in your home to see if you can find any signs of pest droppings. Common places to check include crawl spaces, the basement, attic, cabinets, closets, and garage.
  • Unusual Smells: When pests are nesting, then it’s common to have an unusual smell coming from the area. The smell happens because of the urine and droppings they are leaving behind. Additionally, the nest could be a place where the pests are storing stale or rotten food.
  • Strange Sounds: When you are relaxing in bed at night, do you hear weird patting or scratching sounds? Even though your imagination might make you think that it’s a ghost in the house, the truth is that you might have rodents that are moving through the walls or attic.
  • Damage or Chew Marks: Look for chew marks on the walls, floorboards, furniture, and more. You might notice holes in fabric or stains on the carpet or upholstery. Look for gnaw marks on cardboard boxes, electrical wires, and more.
  • Wood Damage: Check the firewood pile, deck, and other areas where wood is exposed. Most of the time, you won’t see termites out in the open. But you can find signs of termites by noticing damage on wooden beams and more. Another common cause of wood damage is if you have rats or mice that are chewing through the wood to get into the house.

The earlier you call for pest control services, the better! Our team not only helps to get rid of infestations, but we are also proactive with preventive strategies. Call Riche’s Termite and Pest Service at (951) 233-7697 to learn more about available pest control services.