Spring Season: Pest Scouting and Finding Nesting Sites Within and Outside Your Home
The spring season pests are already finding shelter. In fact, most of them are already reproducing with summers just around the corner. During this prime breeding period, it’s important to ensure that your house isn’t a nesting target. Pest scouting is extremely essential and identifying and removing pest nesting sites is equally necessary.
A reputable Albany pest exterminator can efficiently inspect and control any pest infestation or nesting sites that you may have within or outside your property.
Here’s how a pest control company will scout your home for any existing pests or their nests. Take notes because you might need to do some pest scouting of your own first!
Realizing it’s a pest and identifying the type
There’s a good chance of finding a random cockroach or two in the kitchen when there may be an entire nest hidden somewhere in or outside your home. The first sign most homeowners will pick up or complain is the actual sighting of the pest itself. This should be a good indicator of an underlying pest problem and should get you alert and searching for the nest.
Indirect visible signs of an infestation
Sometimes larger pests like raccoons and squirrels don’t show themselves. In these cases it is important to look out for other visible signs that these pests might leave. Shards of insulation in your garden, droppings, casts and unexplained dark spots around your house all point to a pest.
Picking up the noises!
Although pests, like any other insects, are small and inaudible, some of them do make distinct noises that you should be wary of. If you hear scratching noises from the inside of your walls, it could be mice nesting site. On the other hand if you hear a soft pounding noise it could be any other pest - even an ant.
You house may be a shelter to pest nesting sites but you can change that. It’s important to contact pest control services the moment you suspect or see a nesting site. It’s equally essential to prevent an infestation from ever happening. This means practicing proper hygiene and control methods in your home – covering leftover food, keeping the house clean and dry and sealing off entry points.
Have a pest issue in the Albany area? Call All Star Pest Solutions today!
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