Having a pest problem at your house or business can be pretty irritating at times. What am I saying? It’s extremely irritating at all times!

Having pest control services on your contact list is a must in these situations as you don’t want to share your beds with fleas or think of spider eggs hidden In the corner of our closets. For some that’s enough to consider moving out, right?

Luckily these days it’s not necessary to be so drastic in your choices.

Getting pest control assistance doesn’t have to be a hassle. They’re efficient and they often have same day services to get your house or office in order in no time. That’s the benefit of modern society.

But to minimize the effect on your premises, you must get these pros on site as soon as possible.

Let’s have a look at safety tips as well as signs of pests within your household to prevent you from paying a huge amount just to get rid of bugs. Perhaps you’re hesitant about getting help because you don’t trust them? We cover all necessary aspects below.

Inform your family (or your employees) of these pest control guidelines to ensure minimal irritation in future.

Products and Safety

Good news: The products used when fumigating your house won’t cause harm to you or your kids. Pest control companies care for the public’s wellbeing, so they use pest control products that are safe for:

  • Pregnant women
  • Children
  • Asthma as well as allergy sufferers

A pest controller will warn you if you need to leave the premises for a while after they applied their products.

Where to Check

The challenging thing about pests is when you’re not sure if you actually do have them in your building. Delaying the process will not be a very good idea as they tend to multiply pretty fast and will leave you paying more for getting rid of such a large problem. Yikes!

To prevent this, try these tips:

  • Often check in the kitchen under the sink where there are damp places or even in your kitchen cupboards as they like places where it’s dark and damp.
  • Investigate anywhere where there are appliances in your house. Moving your refrigerator for a cleaning session can be scary (you don’t know what will jump out), but very necessary.
  • Search you garage because pests love finding shelter within these moist areas where there is less human traffic. The heat (from the humid air or your car’s engine) is an invitation. While most pests in your garage won’t be a huge health risk as it would be in a kitchen, it can lead to problems such as structural damage.
  • You always need to make sure that there are no pests in your bedroom as it can seriously affect you or your kids. Check mattresses and cupboards. On your bed, make sure to check for rusty or red stains on your bed. This means they got crushed or check for dark dots, eggs and eggshells. These could signal a start to a potential bigger problem.

What do you look for when you investigate though?

Warning Signs of Pest Infestations

Use your senses and stay alert—then you’ll quickly notice the signs so you can react before it’s a crisis.


Pests are hard to detect during the day as there are a lot of movement during this time. This allows them to feast as much as they want to, seeing that it’s hard for you to notice them.

During the night you’ll often hear them or find them coming out from their hiding places. If you have ceilings listen to every movement as they love hiding there.


Many pests carry a damp, messy smell. If you detect this musky smell in your garage or it means, there might be pests lurking around your home. Tracking these odors down will help lead you to a pest nest.


Finding tracks of pests is very easy.

It will be easiest to detect mice as they tend to leave traces of their waste everywhere. This needs to get sorted fast as they carry a lot of bacteria and viruses.

Cockroaches tend to leave small dots on the walls which can be unnoticeable if you walk past quickly. Make sure to inspect these surfaces from time to time when you clean house.


Know there’s no way pests will simply leave once they have entered your home. They often make nests in the darkest, warmest and most comfortable places which will hide them for quite some time.

Make sure to inspect every dark place in your home and get the pros to take care of it if you find something. They will also know how to find the nests if you can’t track them down.

Final Thoughts

Have you done all that’s on this list? Well done, but it does not end here.

Now that you know which steps to follow, make sure you do these inspections on a regular basis. You’ll never know when a pest takes a chance and enters your home. Remember: Even the cleanest of buildings can host some of these critters.

Last thought: If you’re going to DIY, then make sure the products you use are safe for you and your family. The better option: Call in those in the know.

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