Identifying Pest Infestation Problems During Winter

At Control Exterminating Pest Control in Manhattan, NY, we receive a lot of phone calls during the winter months due to pest problems.

This isn’t uncommon since we know that during this time of the year, rodents, spiders, and other pests, go indoors to find food or to hibernate until it is warming outside.

This can pose a serious problem for you if you have them inside your home because they may lay eggs that eventually hatch. If you live in an older house, this problem seems to be worse since the home likely has a variety of ways to get inside. These pests may already be inside your home and you’re just not aware of it because you don’t know the signs of an infestation.

Homeowners and businesses in Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens, NY, all rely on us to help them find and treat their infestations. We are happy to perform an inspection for you but there are some signs that you can check for on your own, which give you an indication of a possible infestation.

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Signs of Pest Infestation

  • Sounds Within the Walls

If you notice a scratching sound coming from inside your walls, this might be a sign of a rodent problem.

They tend to nest and breed in homes during the colder times of the year. We use baiting stations and other types of traps to capture any that rodents you might notice.

  • Fecal Matter or Urine

Look around your pantry or cabinets to see if you notice fecal matter. This may resemble black grains of rice. Diseases are spread through the fecal matter of rodents.

  • Lights Going On/Off

This means that you have something chewing on your electrical wires. This can be dangerous and should be attended to right away.***

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