5 Signs Pests Are Living In Your Walls

Are you hearing scratching noises in your walls at night?

Perhaps you’ve been ignoring it, hoping it’ll just go away eventually, but the chances are it’ll continue or worsen. Why? This is one of the first signs of a pest infestation, but it’s not the only one.

So what other signs are there of pests living in your home? Here are 5 other signs to look out for and rule out the possibility of a pest infestation.

1) Sightings

Of course, seeing one in the flesh is an obvious sign of pests living in your home. Mice, rats, and squirrels don’t like to be seen, but you may catch a glimpse of them running for cover. If you see one, there’s likely more living somewhere close by.

2) Droppings

Have you spotted any dark brown nuggets resembling raisins on the floor?

This is a sign that rodents are present. Mouse feces have tapered ends and look darker than the feces of rats or squirrels. Either way, you should immediately look for other signs and call an expert pest controller if unsure.

3) Smell

Rodents often urinate wherever they go, leaving behind a foul smell. Sometimes you can confuse the scent with other things in the house, such as a cat litterbox. However, if you clean the cat litter box and the odour lingers, there’s a good chance that rodents are responsible for it.

4) Noise

As already mentioned, noises in the wall cavities indicate that pests are around. The noises sound like faint tapping or scuffling, occurring mainly at night.

5) Chewed Wires or Insulation

Pests can chew and gnaw cables, insulation, or wooden materials in the structure of your home. They require this material for nests. If you notice chewed material, it’s time to call a professional pest controller for further advice on what to do next.

If you notice any of these signs, contact us immediately. Delaying taking action leads to an infestation becoming worse, so it’s best to let a professional take care of the situation in a safe, responsible, and effective way.


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