Nobody wants pests crawling around their house. You want to get rid of a nuisance as soon as you notice it. While you can typically handle pests on your own, there are situations when you will want the assistance of a professional.  Some infestations can be rather severe. Detecting early signs of an infestation and acting quickly can save you a lot of money and stress. Here are some indicators that it’s time to call an exterminator:

  1. The Same Pests Keep Coming Back To Your House

If you notice a lone pest, it does not imply that you have an infestation. It is, however, a red flag if the same pests keep returning. If you’ve tried everything and still can’t get rid of the infestation in your home, it’s time to call a professional exterminator in Victoria, Bc.

  1. You Notice Signs Of Life, Such As Droppings And Shed Body Parts

Even if you don’t notice the pests, their droppings and waste are left behind. Rats and mice, for example, dodge detection by emerging at night, but their droppings may be found in corners, cupboards, or other areas where food is stored. An exterminator can bring these rats out of hiding and eliminate them from your residence.

  1. Gnaw Marks Or Holes All Over Your House

Certain pests will nibble or leave holes in door frames, walls, and wooden furniture. Rats, mice, termites and carpenter ants are examples of pests. Termites and carpenter ants, in addition to causing holes, can weaken the structure of your home. While mice and rats may inflict less substantial damage, they are disease carriers. As a result, if you notice holes or gnaw marks in your home’s wood, you should contact an exterminator right once.

  1. You Discover Structural Damage

Sharing your house with bugs is not only unappealing in terms of health and sanitation, but it may also cause significant economic damage. Termites and rodents are two of the most common culprits. Termites will dig through wood surfaces, flooring, and beams, whereas rodents will chew through cables and cause holes throughout the house.

  1. Strange Smells Surround You

Odd odours are more likely to be detected when an infestation is already present. Seasoned pest control technicians may often detect the source of a problem simply by smelling the afflicted regions. Here are a few examples:

  • Roaches emit an oily odour.
  • Mice have a urine-like, ammonia-like odour.
  • Bed bugs emit a musty, slightly sweet scent.

It’s bad enough that you have to deal with the smell, but odours may attract other pests as well.

Contact Old Island Pest Control for pest extermination services in Victoria, BC. To book an appointment, contact us today.