Signs That You Need Domestic Pest Control Home Improvement by Kathleen Debra - June 4, 20170 Pests, whether they’re rodents, insects or other nasties, can cause all sorts of damage to your home and their presence can even take a toll on the health of your family. Fortunately, pest control services are affordable and widespread, so if you ever notice the signs of pest infestations at home, the first thing that you should do is call a local pest control company. More often than not, the signs of pest infestations are quite obvious, but if you’re not used to having to deal with pests on a regular basis, you may not know what to look for. To help you identify the signs of pest infestations at home, take note of the following tips that will help you to identify a wide range of pest infestations that can easily be taken care of by an experienced provider of domestic pest control in Eastham. Droppings This is a tell-tale sign that your home has a pest infestation problem that needs to be treated by a local domestic pest control specialist. While droppings from larger pests like mice and rats are easy to notice (you can also keep an eye out for urine, as this is another common sign), it may be a little more difficult for you to find droppings from smaller pests, like cockroaches, for example. That means you may need to thoroughly examine your home for droppings from a variety of small pests. Greasy Marks and Tracks Mice and rats, more so the latter than the former, have a tendency to rub themselves against the wall as they run along it which leaves greasy marks on the wall in addition to greasy tracks on the floor. This is an easy sign to identify, so look for greasy marks and tracks along the skirting boards and the wall where it meets the floor. Nests Pests, especially mice and rats, make nests in warm, dry places, usually out of sight, so you will need to look for them. However, as they will make these nests with practically any material that they have available, such as shredded paper or cardboard, grass clippings and leaves, for example, you may notice these items on the floor or your home, often leading to the spot where the mice or rats have made a nest. Their favourite places to nest include beneath the flooring and between the walls. Bitemarks in Plants Although the plants in question may be located outside, that doesn’t mean that the pests, including borers which can cause all sorts of damage to your property, haven’t made their way inside yet. Therefore, if you notice the plants located on your patio or just outside your home have bitemarks from insects, you should have these treated by a pest controller and also have them inspect the interior of your home. These are some of the tell-tale signs of pest infestations that need to be treated by a professional, i.e. a domestic pest control expert that will use the latest techniques and people-friendly products.