The Bug Breakdown: 5 Signs That You Have an Insect Infestation

Nothing beats relaxing at home. Putting your feet up at the end of a long day. Switching on some music or Netflix, having a drink and enjoying your space quietly. Or breaking bread with friends, family and loved ones and sharing laughter while you enjoy a meal.

But what if you notice signs of a bug infestation? Nothing can sour your enjoyment of your space quicker than this. 

In this article, we’ll share the bug breakdown and you’ll learn five signs that you have an insect infestation. If you spot any of these in your home, it’s high time you called a pest exterminator to come and take care of the problem.

How to Spot a Cockroach Infestation

Cockroaches are a common pest that can appear in most homes. They are attracted to open food containers and food scraps. It always pays to keep food in airtight containers and clean as you go, and try not to leave food scraps out overnight.

These critters can be detected by an unusual smell, as well as tiny black or brown droppings. They also shed their skins, sort of like snakes. If you see lots of cockroach skins it’s a sure sign of an infestation. 

What About Ants?

Ants are relatively easy to detect. It’s no issue if you see the odd ant here or there, but if you spot a long trail of them or a swarm then you may have an ant infestation. 

Ants are scavengers, so it’s worth reiterating our above point about keeping food sealed and cleaning as you go. 

Ant trails along your walls, skirting, tiles and other areas are a sure sign that you have an ant problem.

Again, it is best to call in a professional pest controller to subdue the horde. 

How to Spot Termites

Termites have the potential to be extremely dangerous to your property, as they can cause expensive and extensive damage to wood. This includes door frames, the frame of your home and your stumps. 

If you notice that the wood in your home is weak or soft, or gives under pressure, this may be a sign of a termite infestation.

They also cause timber to swell, so if you notice your doors won’t shut, or your windows, this may be another sign. Houses can move and cause this, but it may also be an indicator of a termite problem.

If you suspect a termite infestation, make sure to call in the exterminator. You will face costly and extensive repairs otherwise. 

Holes in Your Clothes

If you notice small holes in your clothes, especially those that you leave hanging in the cupboard, this may be a sign of either moth or silverfish infestation. These yucky bugs love to eat fabric, ruining your nice clothing.

Mothballs or camphor balls can be a good deterrent, but if the holes continue to appear make sure to hire a professional. 

Itchy and Tender Sores

If you wake up with small, itchy or swollen red spots then you may have a bed bug infestation in your home. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of, and can often require extreme measures to rid your home of the blighters. 

If you suspect bed bugs, contact an exterminator immediately. You want to be rid of these disgusting pests as soon as you can. 

A Creepy Crawly Conclusion

In this article, we’ve done the bug breakdown and shared five signs of an insect infestation. Remember, always contact a professional pest remover if you notice any of these signs. 

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