5 Sure Signs Your New Home Has a Pest Problem

Published February 28, 2017

Pests and humans have been living and evolving together since the beginning of time. But that doesn’t mean that it’s been a harmonious existence!  As you’re reading this article, hundreds of insects, mites, and creepy crawlies might very well be roaming around your new home. These pest infestations are never fun to deal with and can definitely be a homeowner’s worst nightmare.

So, how do you know if you’re sharing your house with unwanted roommates?  Here are a few key signs to look out for!  

  • Did you see that?

The easiest way to identify a pest problem is to see the pest problem. Have you been noticing more ants than usual? Have you had an unpleasant encounter with a mouse in your kitchen cabinet? If you answered “yes” then you may actually have an infestation.

  • What stinks?

Let your nose guide you when you step inside the room. Does it smell musty or oily? It could be because you have roach, rodent, or bed bug infiltration. Always be wary of any unpleasant odors in your home!

  • Did you hear that?  

Keep an ear out for random sounds like scratching, gnawing, or squeaking. That weird noise you’re hearing could be coming from rats and mice hiding under your floorboards or behind your walls.

  • Is that my rabbit’s poop?

If you’ve been seeing brown spots in your cabinets, near your walls, or anywhere else inside your house (and you don’t own a rabbit), then you could be in for a treat! That my friend, is fecal matter gifted to you by pests!   

  • Where did those holes come from?

Let me ask you this, have you been wondering where those small holes in the walls and floors are coming from? The answer is simple: Rodents; they love to chew their way into rooms. So, if you see a lot of holes in your baseboards then that is a sure sign you have a problem!
And there you have it, five signs your new home is not what you expected it to be! If you’ve noticed any of these problems in your house, then it’s time to contact the professionals at Elite Decontamination for an expert opinion!