Signs of an Occasional Invader Infestation
1) SEEING THE BUGS: The most obvious sign is seeing the actual specimens. This can happen slowly over time or be an all out assault over a couple of days depending on the circumstance.
2) CASE SKINS and DEFECATION (fecal droppings): As some bugs grow, they shed their skins, discovery of which can indicate their presence. In some instances you may see excrement but usually not as it may be too small to properly identify
3) ODOR and OTHER: Some bugs in quantity can promote an odor. This can be difficult to sense but at times if there are pets on site they can react and be a header to activity, or people with underlying respiratory issues. Other indicators of a pest concern can be piled up frass (from wood boring insects).
4) BITES, RASH or other DERMAL IRRITATION may indicate pest bug activity, but further signs will need to be found since other sources can cause redness or welts on the skin (seasonal allergies, detergent, etc.).
How did this happen?
There can be many reasons you could be seeing more intrusions than normal around your home or business. From structural compromise, housekeeping practices, environmental means or an indirect source these can all promote the entry and establishment of a pest. Good routine and organization can help limit the factors as well as a well thought out Pest Control Program.
Remove all clutter from the interior of your home or business, which makes finding bugs easier
Areas of high activity or harborage can be signs of another issue. Structural deficiencies may be evident like cracks or gaps in a foundation/threshold, leaking or old infrastructure like pipes or seals may be compromised
Keep humidity low. Most bugs will need moisture, either in general or from their food. A lot of activity can be limited if areas of the facility are monitored for excessive moisture and a means of keeping it down. If reoccurring it could be signs of a ventilation concern
Keep the exterior of the grounds free of debris. Maintaining foliage and lawns, as well as keeping any landscaping or other outside elements in order will help aid in not welcoming pests
Inspect your home often. This doesn't mean daily but seasonal would be a good start. Catching any compromise to your home or business is a pro active measure to ensure you can be ahead of a potential pest breach before it can be established
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What else do I need to know?
Protocol and Responsibility - Preparation sheets are available and are the protocol used in getting ready for your pest control service. Completion of all steps are important to ensure proper and adequate coverage so the product application can be at its most effective. Communication and monitoring is key as well. Now that you know you have a concern you will be armed with a wealth of knowledge to make the coming weeks easier as we work together towards your control