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How To Know If You Need Pest Control

Jan 28

Pest control is essential to keeping your home and business free from pests. However, not all pests require professional help to be dealt with. In this post, we'll help you identify when you have a pest problem that requires professional pest control services.


Visible Sightings

You may need pest control services if you start seeing pest infestations in places where they don't usually occur. For example, bed bugs may be plaguing a bedroom but once they can also be seen in the living room or kitchen, you will need a professional. 


While seeing rodents, such as mice and rats may lead you to set out your own traps, it’s when further signs of infestation occur that you should think about calling in the experts. Seeing pest infestation signs early on will save you time and money. To keep your home pest-free, be vigilant and look for telltale signs of infestation described below.



Pests can be a real problem in any home, but knowing when to call in the exterminators is essential. Droppings indicate that pests are living and thriving in your home. When you start to see droppings, it's time to call in the exterminators. Droppings are typically either one of two types: wet or dry. 


Wet droppings result from pests drinking water while in your home, and they look like raindrops. Dry droppings result from bugs eating something else (like food), typically forming into cubes. Pest Control companies can help you identify the pest causing the problem and provide the necessary control measures to make your home pest-free.



There are three types of nesting pests - birds, bats, and bees. Birds and bats use nests for breeding, while bees use them for storing food and protecting their hive. 


If you see any signs that a bird or bat is nesting in your home, please call an exterminator immediately. Not only will this help control the pest, but it can also save you from potential damage to your home and sickness or injury. 


Gnawed or Damaged Fabric

Pest control is a necessary evil for anyone living in a home with regularly gnawed or damaged fabric. Pest control companies can help identify and neutralize any pests causing the damage. 


Strange Smells

If you notice a strange smell coming from your home, there may be a pest problem. Check for droppings as well as live bugs such as gnats and beetles. Sometimes the smell will be coming from walls, attics or under the house where pests and rodents can nest or expire. A professional exterminator will be necessary to help pinpoint these hidden issues. 


If you suspect pest control is necessary, consult a pest control company. They will be able to identify the problem and take care of it quickly and discreetly, and you'll be back to your normal life in no time. To keep your home pest-free, be proactive and watch for signs of infestation.


Grimy Surfaces

It can be tough to know when pest control is necessary, but it's always a good idea to be proactive. One of the best ways to do this is by identifying the areas where pests are likely to thrive. For example, pest control companies often focus on places like windows and door sills, as well as around electrical boxes and rooftop vents. 


Additionally, check areas that get a lot of traffic or moisture - these are usually where bugs and rodents like to live. Once you've identified the pest problem, it's time to take action! Look for pest control companies that specialize in the area you're dealing with, and get pest control services started as soon as possible.


Final Word


In the end, keeping an eye out for pest control signs will help you avoid future problems. Pest control is always a good idea, no matter what the pest. A true service company will help you identify the pest and the best way to treat them - whether through their services or with steps you can take on your own. Keep in mind that pest control is not a one-time event - it is a regular service that needs to be maintained to prevent pests from returning, so many homeowners end up working with their exterminator to get seasonal service as well as maintaining do-it-yourself steps. 


We understand the importance of pest control at Rapid Pest Solutions and will do our best to help keep your home or business pest-free. If you need us, contact us online or at 708-247-9700 to learn more about how we can work together to keep your property safe and healthy.