There are any number of pests that can invade your home or business. When critters like ants, spiders, centipedes, earwigs, and beetles make your home and property their residence, it can be hard to feel comfortable and at ease in your own private space. Of course, you can always try and handle these pest invasions yourself, but that tends to get costly without producing any results. That’s where we come in. Today, we will look at three signs that it’s time to call in the professionals to eliminate your pest problem. If you have flying insects or creepy crawlies that have taken over your Tennessee home, call Critter Wranglers today for Top Rated Local® pest control in Knoxville.

Sign #1 – Bumps In The Night

Oftentimes, people don’t realize they have a pest problem until they start hearing the sounds of scratching and rustling at night when pests and rodents are more active. Pests prefer to stay hidden away from predators (humans and pets), plus, they prefer areas that are dark, damp, and humid. They scurry about through wall and ceiling voids and across the floors in attics, basements, and crawl spaces. Because pests are more active at night when the rest of the house is still and quiet, people generally hear pests moving about at night. If you hear unsettling sounds of critters moving about, it’s time to call the pros before your pest problem gets worse.  

Sign #2 – Property Damage

Another sure sign of a pest problem is when you notice damage to your property. If you suddenly notice gnaw marks on your furniture, clothing, walls, and rugs, or you notice chewed-up wires around your home, you likely have a pest problem. Rodents are typical culprits for causing this kind of damage, so you’ll want to get rid of them right away before they begin breeding in your home.

Sign #3 – Trails of Droppings and Urine

If you spot trails of small brownish-black droppings or wet urine spots in your kitchen, pantry, bathrooms, closets, and dresser drawers, you probably have mice or rats. Rodents aren’t the only ones that leave signs of defecation — critters like cockroaches and bed bugs also leave messes behind. Cockroach droppings, often referred to as specks, look similar to that of brown rice or large coffee grounds. Bed bug excrement looks more like tiny spots of dark red or reddish-brown marker ink, often found on sheets, pillows, and upholstered furniture. If you notice any small and unusual pellets or markings, contact the pest control pros immediately.   

Call In The Pros

If you have noticed any of these signs, you likely have a pest problem — and we have the safe and effective solution. Call Critter Wranglers today to request a fair and competitive estimate for pest control in Knoxville. We use safe and effective methods for eliminating pests and have several pest control service styles to fit your needs and budget. All you have to do is call or click today and we’ll be there to solve your pest problems for good.

Join us for part two of this short blog series as we look at even more signs telling you it’s time to call the critter control professionals at Critter Wranglers.