How to spot a pest infestation
If you suspect you have a pest infestation in your residential or commercial building, it is important you contact a building and pest inspection Sydney based expert to determine the extent of the problem. If you are unsure whether or not you have a pest problem, we have highlighted some usual tell-tale signs below!
1. Animal droppings
If you find animal droppings inside or near your building, this could be an indication that pests have invaded your indoor area. If a trail of droppings has been left, try to determine which way a pest was moving, this could help you figure out how pests or feral animals are gaining access to your building.
2. Evidence of nests
Rats and mice tend to build nests out of whatever materials they can find in a building, such as shredded paper, and tend to create their nests in small enclosures. Check behind any fridges, cabinets and small crevices to see if there is evidence of pests.
3. Bite marks
If you’ve noticed wooden furniture in your building is becoming increasingly damaged or has the appearance of being gnawed, this could be an indication of pests. Pets like rats will leave bite marks on furniture and may even chew through wires. Smaller pests, like termites, can make wood appear hollow or blistered.
4. Unusual smells
Unusual odours can be created in numerous ways by pests. For example, if you notice a foul odour it could be that a pest has left food to rot in your building or that a pest has died within your walls and its body is decaying. Try to find the source of the smell and if it appears to be coming from your walls, contact pest control as soon as possible.
5. Grease marks or dirt on your walls
Due to the unhygienic nature of pests, they tend to leave grease or dirt marks across where they travel. Look for dark or greasy markings on your floor or walls as they may help you assert where pests are entering your building.
If you find one or more of these signs in your building, you should seek professional help as soon as possible. Pests can not only cause serious damage to your building but also pose a huge health risk to the residents or individuals working in a building. But don’t worry, there are experts who can help! The Bug Bloke offers building and pest inspection Sydney residents can rely on!