Tips to Recognize an Insect Infestation

If you see one or two unwanted critters scurrying around in your home, there may be a bigger pest problem than the couple pests that you’ve seen. A lot of pests are fairly clever at hiding. While they remain undetected, they can increase their numbers substantially.  Be on the lookout for the signs that you may have to take action to manage a pest issue as soon as reasonably possible.

Excrement

A lot of bugs are so small in size that you wouldn’t really expect to see their waste anywhere. In fact, a lot of insects leave noticeable waste. Look around your floor, countertops, and cabinets. If you see some small specks that look like coffee grinds but are nowhere near your coffeemaker, there’s a good chance that you have cockroaches. This type of infestation is especially likely in cities or areas near water. Staten Island exterminators can help you determine if you need to start treating your home for cockroaches by inspecting your home for waste.

Carcasses

If you see a dead bug, you may understandably think that it’s no big deal. If a bug is dead, you don’t have to take further action. Disposing of it is no pleasant task, but at least it’s better than having to hunt a live bug that comes within your field of view at home. Nevertheless, a carcass isn’t necessarily a sign that your home isn’t hospitable to pests. It may in fact indicate that your home is a welcoming enough environment that they’re living to a ripe old age once there. If you’re seeing dead insects on a regular basis, you may need to get help with extermination.

The faster you can identify a pest infestation, the sooner you can solve it. Stop an active infestation before it worsens, and then stay vigilant about preventative treatment to avoid further problems.

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