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Pest infestations can occur inside and outside your home at any time. Rodents and insects can take hostage of your home and yard, causing damage and disease.

Sometimes you actually see the pest and that’s how you know they’re living in your home or yard. In other cases, though, there may be signs. For example, you may notice droppings, blood spots, shed skins, damage to your home, or even bites on your body.

For each pest, there are different signs to look for. Think you might have mice, ants, roaches, mosquitoes, bed bugs, or termites? Know the signs and get professional pest control quickly.

Signs of Mice

Mice are generally quiet creatures, only coming out at night in search of food. However, you can still spot them with these signs:

  • Droppings. Droppings are one of the most common signs of mouse activity in a home. They are small and dark and may be scattered around your home, as mice can defecate up to 80 times a night. You may find feces in cupboards, on kitchen counters, and window sills.
  • Damage to the home. Mice like to chew, so you may see damage to various parts of the home. If you are having electrical problems, it’s likely because a mouse has chewed up a wire. Mice can also damage furniture and get into the kitchen. They will voraciously eat up crumbs and even nibble through boxes to get food.
  • Grease rubs. Mice have oil glands to keep their coats in good condition. As mice move around a property, this oil is left behind as rodents brush up against walls, doors and furniture.
  • Scratching sounds. Mice set up home in cavities in walls, ceilings, and floors. However, they may make loud scratching sounds as they form a new route through your property or make a nest.

Signs of Ants

Ants may be one of the easiest insects to identify. That’s because people tend to actually see ants — and lots of them. You may see dozens of them forming a trail outside or in your home, particularly in the bathroom, where there is moisture. You may also find ants in the kitchen in search of food. Ants can also leave behind trails of sawdust, crumbling wood, or discarded wings. You may also see piles of soil, indicating an ant’s nest.

Signs of Roaches

Cockroaches are often deemed one of the nastiest pets to have in a home. Therefore, you want to understand the signs before you have to deal with a full-on infestation. One of the most common signs is an unusual smell. If your home suddenly smells oily, moist , or musty, then you may have a cockroach problem.

Smears are another common sign. Cockroach smears are often red-brown or brownish streaks or smears that appear on surfaces. They often look like food stains but are very difficult to clean.

Droppings are another clear sign of cockroach activity. Cockroach droppings are small and dry-looking, resembling coffee grounds or clusters of dark specks. They may be found on surfaces and inside cabinets.

Signs of Mosquitoes

Mosquitoes are annoying pests that can be found in backyards, especially during the summer. The most common sign that you have them is that you get bitten by them. You may also see them when outdoors in the evening. Buzzing sounds and standing water are also signs that you have mosquitoes.

Signs of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs can be found in hotels and homes. The most common sign is blood spots on your sheets or mattress. You may also notice feces, which are about the size of a period. You may also notice shed skin in or around furniture. Many people get bitten by these pests, so you could have red, itchy welts on your skin.

Signs of Termites

Termites are destructive creatures. If you have them, you may notice significant damage to your home, such as:

  • Discolored drywall
  • Small holes in drywall
  • Wood that sounds hollow when tapped
  • Peeling paint that resembles water damage
  • Buckling floorboards
  • Excessively squeaky floorboards.

Contact Us Today

Pests such as mice, ants, and mosquitoes can put a damper on your day and cause damage to your home or yard. Know the signs of an infestation so you can get help right away.

The PEST Group can eradicate your pest infestations with ease. We are a leading pest control company with locations throughout California, Hawaii, and Florida. We are devoted to providing homeowners and businesses with cost-effective, reliable services that truly eliminate pest problems. We offer a satisfaction guarantee, so schedule a free inspection today by calling (844) 488-PEST.

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