RatsThe presence of pests in your carpet or curtain may remain a mystery until you know the right places and clues to look for them. It is natural human instinct to loath the intrusion of blood sucking pests and insects such as bedbugs, primarily because of the health hazard they pose to you and your family. Paying attention to the smell, noise, nesting and leavings is a good start to achieving a pest free environment in your home.

Smells

If you detect an ammonia smell from high-risk areas such as the basement, beddings, carpet or the curtain which needs cleaning, it is important that you investigate more keenly. The smell serves as a gateway to other means in your pest control activity since it is more about locating and tracking.

Noise

You may find it hard to monitor the noises at home during the day. However, pest activity is busiest at night and placing your ear against the walls or your ceiling will enable you to know just where the little monsters are hiding.

Nesting

Since the smell and noise only allow you to track and detect pest infestation, getting to the exact location requires that you find physical evidence of nesting. The presence of young ones, eggs, and food stores indicate the location of the pests shelter. The most likely areas for nesting will be your loft, behind appliances, and other dark and less trafficked areas of your home. Pests tend to frequent these areas to reduce the risk of you finding out and to avoid natural predators.

Leavings

If you encounter fecal matter or urine that are not familiar, chances are, your home is infested. Pests like cockroaches may be hard to detect, but if you find droppings resembling coffee granules that are out of place, then it's time to take action.

Early detection of pests is important. By following the smell, noise, nesting and leavings, you stand a chance at fighting the infestation.

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