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How To Identify A Pest Infestation

In every house, homeowners will tend to experience several problems with their property and one of which is pest infestation. Ants, cockroaches, mosquitoes, fleas, bed bugs, spiders, rodents, and termites are among those pests which should not be ignored as they can cause severe pest infestation. These nuisances do great jobs in damaging properties, and they will never spare anything even your furniture.

Spotting pest infestation is not easy as you need to know the signs of pests when they enter your property. Some pests may not leave warnings while the others will give you hints that they are just around your house. When pest infestation is the matter, the one you need is a professional exterminator or a pest control company. However, if you want to identify first the infestation on your own, you may do so by knowing how to do it. Check out these tips on how you can identify pest infestations in North Carolina without seeking professional help.


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One of the common signs that pest infestation is occurring or pests are around is the presence of droppings. Rodents typically leave their wastes all over the place, and are small in size. When you see rodent droppings, it indicates that the pest has already infiltrated your property and they will cause infestation, especially if they come in great numbers. Moreover, you only don’t have to look only for rodent droppings because other pests also leave some hints like their shredded skins or wings. Bed bugs will also leave droppings on your mattress or on places they infest. If you see tiny black spots all over your beddings, bed bugs have already made their way onto your bed or they are nearby.


Pests will build nests on your property and they can either have them inside or outside. When you see nests on your property, it is a pure indication that nuisances have made their way inside your home and have been causing an infiltration. When you see shredded grass, leaves, or papers, these are the typical nests of pests. If you want to find where they stay, you should check the walls and floors which are common areas for pests to hide. It is always best to inspect your house once in a while to see whether nests are present or not. If you don’t want those pests to cause damages on your house, better look for their nests quickly and get rid of them to prevent them from providing severe destruction.

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Grease Marks & Cobwebs

If you see grease marks, don’t be at ease because it is already a sign of pest infestation. Rodents typically create grease marks as they use the same route almost every day. Pests will leave grease marks on walls which can be hard to remove. When you see marks made out of grease, it is an indication that rodents, mice, or rats have been running around your property and it is time for you to make a move to eliminate them.

Also, when you see cobwebs around, spiders are crawling and hiding in your property. The pest can cause phobias and anxiety, and if you have spiders around, you might not enjoy your daily routine since it might creep you out. When cobwebs are present, immediately remove them to prevent spiders from coming.


Pests don’t only leave droppings, they can also cause bad odor with their urine. Rodent urine has a musky odor, and you can easily smell it around your house. Because of the strong smell, it can be inconvenient. If you want to know whether pests are around with the help of the odor they bring, you follow the smell and you will quickly find out where they typically hang out. With the hint they left, it will be easier for you to catch them.

Identifying a pest infestation is hard, especially if you don’t know where and how to start. That’s why these tips will help you quickly detect whether an infestation is happening or not. These tips will surely save you from severe infestation if you move as soon as you spot a pest on your property. But, if you cannot find the source of the infestation, the best solution is to seek the help of a professional pest control company in Mooresville, NC.

Physical Damages

Pests are costly problems because they can cause several physical damages which can be painful on the pocket. One of the most damaging pests is termites as they can rob your investment without giving you an idea. Termites are known to be silent destroyers as they can chew on wood and even on the structure of your house. The structural damage they bring can be expensive; thus having them will never be good for you and your home. When you see chewed wood or furniture in your house, the pest has already feasted over it and has been lurking more in your area. Rodents and ants can also cause physical damages as they are also fond of gnawing and chewing on wood and on everything they can eat.

Another physical damage to look into are holes on the walls or floors. Pests tend to create holes for them to easily penetrate the area and also a place for them to hide. Those small holes might be small, but it can already be home to several pests like termites and ants. Also, pests are not picky when it comes to causing damages in the property because even furniture is a target for them especially the ones made of wood.

Another one to look into is your electrical wirings. Rodents are fond of damaging your electrical wires because it is where they sharpen their teeth. They usually gnaw on the plastic and on the wires which can be dangerous for you and your family. When electrical wires are damaged, it may cause a fire which is riskier than the infestation. The physical damages you see in your property are indications that pests are infesting your property. If your property is still new but has damages already, it only shows that pests may have found a new target and have been indulging on your property as their source of food.

Know The Pest

Before you identify signs of pest infestation, it is best to know the pest which keeps on infesting your property. This is the basic step you should perform because it will easily help you find out what kind of pest is causing a ruckus. When you see ants, cockroaches, rodents, spiders, mosquitoes, or termites around - even if they are in a small group - you should be alarmed as they can easily make their number grow bigger. When you identify the pest in your house, you will know what steps to take next for those nuisances be gone for good. When you know the pest, you will also know what infestation is happening at your property.


Usually, a home is only noisy when visitors are around or if you and your family are having some quality time. But, when you hear different noises which can be heard from walls or floors, it is a sign that pests are infesting. Pests can be quiet when creating damages, but they can never hide the noises they create, so listening at nighttime makes it easier for you to find them. Rodents and other pests create crawling sounds whenever they move from one place to another. Don’t only focus on the walls, but also listen to the ceiling or on places they can crawl freely to find out if they are present or not. If you hear them, it indicates that they are already inside your house causing infestations.

Professional Pest Control Company

Some do-it-yourself methods are not effective; that’s why hiring professional help is still the best option for you. If you need a pest control company in North Carolina for your pest control needs and problems, then you don’t have to look further because Lake Norman Home Services is here to help you.

Lake Norman Home Services is the best choice when it comes to pest problems. The company offers high levels of services which are performed by certified and skilled exterminators. Their team can easily identify infestations and will know which solution is better for your property. The company will always give you satisfying results which are incomparable to others.

Lake Norman Home Services will meticulously inspect your property to know the severity of the infestation. With this, they can easily create a treatment plan which will effectively eliminate pests and stop the plague from worsening and spreading. With their safe methods and treatments, rest assured that you and your family will always be in good hands. The company is aware of the damages pests can bring and what an infestation can do that’s why they are always ready to help everyone who needs help in dealing with pests.

If you need help in resolving or identifying pest infestations in your property, don’t hesitate to call Lake Norman Home Services at (980) 577-6040 and they will be pleased to serve you!

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