Identifying Pest Infestations in Your Home

May 10th, 2017

Pests in your home can range from mildly annoying to downright destructive, and Champion Termite & Pest Control knows that quick identification and removal are the keys to avoiding sticky situations. Learn about ways to identify pest infestations, call up the pros if you notice any problems, and always take safety precautions when dealing with unidentified pests. With many years of experience dealing with insects and pests of all kinds, Champion Termite & Pest Control can deal with anything Mother Nature throws your way.

Typical signs of infestations include unusual noises, droppings, nests, damage to your yard or home, or sightings of the pests themselves. Learning to distinguish between signs of different pests can aid in getting the right pest control measures done quickly and effectively.

Most people can identify wasps’ nests, and it is better to be rid of them sooner than later. Depending on the location of the nest and potential allergies, removal can be dangerous.

Termites are a particularly destructive pest that can be identified by their frass (droppings), mud tubes on exterior walls, swarms of winged insects in or around your home, and hollow-sounding wood that results from termite damage.

Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of, and they are often detected when they are spotted in or near bedding. Bed bug bites can manifest as irritating or painful rashes and should be medically investigated.

There are many different species of ants that can make their way into your home, and long trains of busy ants can often be found marching to and from a food source. Removing that food source and keeping things clean can often help prevent infestations, but if the problem is large, call in the pest control professionals to tackle the situation.

If you find yourself in the middle of a pest control disaster, call Champion Termite & Pest Control to get things under control.