Sometimes, you may not be a hundred per cent sure if you need pest control’s help to take care of infestations. But more often than not, if you already feel like you need assistance, you do. However, it helps to know what signs to look out for to determine that you need professional help in taking care of the pests. 

Here are the signs to tell you that it is time to call pest control:

You Smell Them

Generally, the type of smell you get will tell you what kind of infestation you’re dealing with. Pest control specialists are also able to determine what kind of pests they’re dealing with just by the odour in the air. 

For example, rats and mice fill the air with the smell of urine, while cockroaches have an oily type of smell. With that said, the moment you smell anything that isn’t the norm, phone up pest control right away. The last thing you want to happen is the odour attracting other types of pests to your home.

You Hear Them

Although you may not be able to hear bugs, rats and mice make a lot of commotion, especially in the evening. These nocturnal pests can make plenty of scurrying, scratching, and crawling noises in the walls and ceilings. Because of that, if you are up late at night and you hear these sounds, there are pests that you need to be get rid of.

You See Them

The most obvious sign that your home is being infested is that you run into the pests themselves. For bugs, it can be their eggs or larvae. For rats, you might run into them when you open a cupboard. Whatever you find, whether they’re dead or alive, it is an indication that there’s an infestation going on.

Other visible signs include chewed wires and eaten wooden furniture. Rats and mice can chew through wires, causing rooms to go dark and tools and appliances to stop working. Roaches and termites, on the other hand, can chew through your wooden cupboards and floors. 

Also, pests need food, and they’ll do anything to get some. If you see any bite marks on your food packages, that’s a sure sign that there’s something else living with you, and those are most likely rats. Also, rats need to keep chewing on stuff because of their teeth, so you’ll find plenty of gnaw marks around your home if they aren’t gotten rid of. 

Another visible sign you can run into is the droppings, shed pieces, and other signs of life. Even if you don’t see the pests, you might see their trail. Pests like rat leaves behind droppings, scratches, fur, and other signs that they’ve been around. 

Finally, the last visible sign you can run into is the homes of the pests themselves. Bugs like bees and wasps can build nests outside your home, while rats and mice will pile up pieces of paper and other material to make their home.

In conclusion, the moment you run into any of the signs we’ve mentioned so far, it is time to call pest control. Don’t wait too long or try to take care of the problem by yourself. More often than not, you’ll only uncover more issues along the way. Save yourself the time and headache, and phone up a professional to take care of the problem for you.

If you are looking for pest control services in Barnsley, get in touch with us to see how we can help!