Identifying and Preventing a Pest Problem

As a homeowner, you have constant repairs that need attention. You are also aware of the importance of protecting your home from unwanted critters. Keeping your loved ones and pets safe from pests is important for the sake of their health and well-being and is an important mission of Superior Pest Solutions. Keep reading for some ways to identify and prevent a pest problem. 

Signs that You Have a Pest Issue

There are many ways to tell if you have a pest infestation. Some are obvious, while others take closer observation. Some obvious signs of a pest problem include finding greasy streaks on your walls, droppings, discarded wings, gnawed or chewed furniture or materials and holes or cracks within your home. 

You may also see rodents or ants in your kitchen, where they are looking for a food source. Nests may also be discovered in your attic or basement. The best practice is to regularly check your home for anything that appears damaged or dirty. 

Ways to Prevent Pest Problem

The best way to prevent pests from entering your home is to keep it as clean as possible. When they enter, they are looking for food, warmth and shelter– all of which can be provided inside. 

By keeping things clean, you are more likely to attract unwanted critters. Importantly, you should also keep your kitchen free of spills and crumbs, declutter often and make sure there are no damp areas or stagnant water in or outside of the house. 

Another way to prevent pests is to repair any damages to your home. Repair holes, damaged window screens or doors. Seal any gaps that you can find. 

It will be impossible to completely pest proof your home, as they can squeeze their way into the tiniest of spaces. However, by doing these things you have a much better chance of keeping them away. 

When to Call for Pest Control

If you see a few signs that your home has been invaded by pests, you should repair any damage as needed. Keep an eye out for any further activity. If the activity persists and worsens, then you should contact your local pest control company for a permanent solution. 

With certain pests, such as termites, bees or cockroaches, it is best to immediately call a pest control professional, as these pests can cause major damage to your home. Superior Pest Solutions is here to help. If you find yourself in need of pest control services, contact us today. We are here to help.