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Your home is your haven. It is the one place you can feel safe from everything else. However. Are you sure that you do not have any unwanted guests in your home? Pest infestation is often unforeseen until it is too late. They wait in the dark corners of your home which you hardly visit. They keep out of sight and venture only at night when no one is watching. Prevent them from taking over by watching out for these subtle signs.
This is pretty obvious, right? If you find foreign animal droppings in your home, either urine or fecal matter, you should be much alarmed. Not only does this mean they are inside your home, but they are possibly spreading bacteria and viruses around. Make sure to clean and disinfect it immediately.
It can be due to the droppings they leave behind, but it can also be their odour. Many pests do come with their unpleasant scent. It may be subtle for some, and stronger for others. Follow your nose around possible areas where they nest. It can be anywhere like in holes or cavities in the wall, behind big appliances or furniture, the garage, or even the kitchen cabinets.
Most pests are very quiet, but they are not entirely silent. Listen for clues that will expose their existence in your home. Listen at night when they are most active. Press your ear against the wall to hear if the wall cavities are occupied. Listen in the ceiling and other familiar hiding places.
Damaged Wiring Or Furniture
Many rodents have teeth that continuously grow. To help them keep up with this and wear it down, they will chew on anything. Wiring and furniture are the prime victims. Watch out for chewed out wires. Check out the legs and feet of the furniture. You may even check on the cupboards and skirting boards.
Always watch out for nests in high-risk areas. Pests have found a beautiful warm place in your home. They have access to food and water. The only remaining need is the reproduction. It would be best to find them before they hit this stage as you wouldn't want more of those little critters running around.
The kitchen, garage, empty spaces that are warm and damp, or even within your walls can be prime areas for pests. Make sure to clean your home and inspect it regularly. It is the best way to keep them away and the problems they bring. Just like other risks, you need home insurance to protect you. At StreetSmart Insurance, we aim to make our client's life easier with policies that are tailored to their needs. You can get more information about our products and services by calling our agency at (732) 462-8343. Get your free quote today by CLICKING HERE.