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What Signs are Most Likely to Indicate a Pest Infestation in Cherry Hill, NJ? Droppings, Musty Smell & More

No one likes to spot any pests in their home. However, no matter how vigilant you are in keeping pests out, there are sure to be one or two that make their way into your house. Just because you have noticed a bug here and there, doesn’t mean that you are dealing with an infestation. If you have an infestation in your home, you will notice that there are signs all over the place that can help to clue you in. Ross Environmental Solutions is here to talk about some of the signs that accompany pest infestations to help you determine if you are dealing with one or not.

Insect & Pest Droppings

If you have pest infestation in your home, it doesn’t matter how large or small the pest is, they will leave behind droppings. Rodents will leave behind the most recognizable droppings as they will be larger in size. Other insects will often leave behind more than droppings though. They often leave behind shed skin and other body parts as they grow and mature in their life cycle. When you have spiders in your home, rather than droppings, you will likely see webs they have spun in the dark corners of your home.

Mice & Rat Grease Marks

Not only will many pests leave behind droppings, but they also leave behind grime as they travel to and from their nests or colonies. This is especially true for rodents. If you look closely at areas where they are the most active, you will start to see trails of grime left behind by the oils and dirt on their bodies. Look in the darker places of your home like crawlspaces, basements, garages and cluttered areas as this is where these pests will feel the most comfortable.

Damage to Clothes & Fabrics

You have to worry about fabric surfaces in your home when you have pest infestations. Many pests will chew their way through clothing, drapery, furniture and even carpet. These surfaces may start to have tiny holes in them when you have a pest infestation on your hands.

What Does a Pest Infestation Smell Like?

There are a number of different scents that many pests emit when they get to the point of infestation. For instance, cockroaches have pheromones that will start to smell musty when there are many cockroaches in one spot. Rodents often can make a space smell particularly awful when there is an infestation as well due to the amount of urine and feces that they leave behind. Sometimes when rodents die somewhere in your home it can start to smell foul as well. If something smells bad in your home and you can’t put a finger on what it could be, it may be a pest infestation.

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If you have any of the above signs in your home, you could be dealing with an infestation and need the help of the professionals at Ross Environmental Solutions to help you get it under control. Call us today!

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