Pest infestation comes in a number of ways because of the vast types of pest. Each pest has a unique mode of survival.
Having pests removed is usually a very costly affair, but the costs of not finding an infestation early can be much greater. Because pests tend to multiply quickly. the greater the size of the infestation, the more costs you will incur; both through the removal of pests and the cost of property damage they cause in the meantime.
Pests usually nibble, scratch, break and contaminate almost everything they touch. The best way to minimize the effect they have is to get rid of them early, but this isn’t as easy as you might think. The truth is you may now be sitting in a house that is on the verge of being taken over and not even know it. call your professional pest control company to inspect your home as soon as possible.
Ants are one of the most common pests found in gardens. Ants build nests inside woods consisting of galleries chewed out with their mandibles, preferably in dead, damp wood. But they do not consume the wood, however, unlike termites. Sometimes, carpenter ants hollow out sections of trees. They also commonly infest wooden buildings and structures and are a widespread nuisance and major cause of structural damage. However, their ability to excavate wood helps in forest decomposition but it is rather an issue when they excavate wooden structures at your home. One of the most common species associated with human habitation is the black carpenter ant (Camponotus pennsylvanicus). The genus includes over 1,000 species. They also farm aphids.
Carpenter ants reside both outdoors and indoors in moist, decaying, or hollow wood, most commonly in farm and forest environments. Certain parts of houses, like the windows, roof eaves, decks and porches, are more likely to be infested by carpenter ants due to the fact that these areas are most vulnerable to moisture. Carpenter ants have been known to construct extensive underground tunneling systems. These systems often lead to an end at some food source – often aphid colonies, where the ants extract and feed on honeydew.
These tunneling systems also often exist in trees. Pests are very sly creatures that inhabit the darker, and previously uninhabited, areas of a house; only venturing out at night or when it is very quiet. As a result, you are not likely to notice them until it is too late, and the whole house has become part of their territory. However, there are small, less obvious signs, as opposed to a mouse scampering across your garden, which you can look out for. The key is to remain vigilant. Here are some six signs to know if you have an infestation in your garden.
Physical appearance; never overlook the appearance of any pest even if it is just one. Most pest like ants, termite are eusocial insects. That is they live in colonies. So if you see an ant, termite amongst others, in your garden; there is a high chance that there is a colony of pests in your garden.
Physical damage to structure; most pest; such as termite amongst others. They feed on wooden structures. Which serves as a sign of pest infestations.
Damaged plants; pest like grasshoppers, nematodes, amongst others feed on leaves. So if you find the leaves in your garden eaten up then it is a sign that you have an infestation on your hands.
Pest droppings; larger pest like rats are easily noticed. This method works for larger pests.
Evidence of nesting; all rodents will always make nests from what they have available to them. They will likely nest in discreet places. Perform regular inspection.
Grease marks and grease tracks; grease marks can be a signal of rodent infestation as rats, mice tend to always travel through the same paths.