Protecting your family and your home is your utmost priority - we get that. You want to make sure your home is a safe place for your family and loved ones to enjoy and live long, healthy lives.
One threat to the safety of your home is pest invasion. Pests come in all shapes and sizes, and some can be potentially dangerous. These unwanted guests can harm the people inside your home, as well as the house itself.
How do you know if you have a pest problem? Here are three signs that you may have an infestation, and that it’s time to call a pest control company.
1. You spot new pests
It may be easy to think that a few bugs or one mouse aren't cause to call a professional, but in truth, seeing a new pest can be a sign of a much bigger problem. It’s best to stop problems before they get out of control, and keep the offending insect or rodent out of your home for good.
2. You find structural damage
New structural damage is a sure sign you have a pest problem on your hands. Termites burrow and eat their way into the wood in your home. They eat silently and slowly, damaging your home without your knowing it.
Aside from structural damage, there are other signs of termites. Look for shed wings around the entrances of your home. Additionally, mud tubes near your home can be signal a termite infestation. You may find mud tubes around the foundation of your home, or other buildings on your property.
3. You discover nests or hives
Nests or hives are a sure sign of an insect infestation. Hives and nests are found inside walls, within crevices, in far-reaching corners of an attic or basement. Outside, nest and colonies are found in overhangs, in trees, and in little traverse areas around the property.
Don’t try to remove these nests yourself. You may disturb the insects inside, possibly getting you, your family, or your pets.
Yes, it’s easy to think that a simple spray or a trap will take care of any kind of pest problem you have. In truth, these signs can be just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to infestations. For complete peace of mind, you’ll want to call a pest control company. We at Zap Termite & Pest Control are here to help you with all of your pest needs. From termites to bed bugs, rats to pigeons, we do it all.