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Pests living in your home can cause a wide range of problems from spreading disease to chewing up the wiring in your walls. And, while there are many DIY pest control treatments out there, they typically aren’t as effective as simply calling your local Sacramento pest control company. 

In today’s post from Earthwise Pest Management, we are going to discuss four signs that it’s time to call a pest control company. Read on to learn more, and if you’re in need of pest control in Sacramento, reach out to our team today for a free quote. 


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Pests Are Damaging Your Property

If you’ve noticed furniture, walls, rugs, or clothing that looks like it’s been gnawed on, chances are you’ve got pest problems, specifically rodents. However, mice and rats aren’t the only types of pests that can cause damage to your home. Termites can live in walls for years, sometimes even decades, without being noticed while they silently eat away the wood that holds your house together. Often those who have termites living in their walls will also notice wooden furniture or baseboards around their house that seem hollow. 

If you’ve noticed any unexplained damage around your home that could have been caused by a pest, it’s time to call the experts.

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You’ve Seen Droppings

Another obvious sign that you may have a pest in your home is if you’ve noticed droppings. Pests like your home for the same reason that you do, it provides a warm place to live with access to water and food. However, pests don’t pay attention to where they leave their droppings, so you’ll likely see them on countertops and in cabinets in the bathroom and kitchen since they frequent these places in search of food and water.

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You’ve Noticed Odd Smells or Sounds

Another sign that you may have pests in your home is that you notice odd smells or sounds. For instance, if you have mice living in your home, you may notice a musty or urine smell. Cockroaches can sometimes have an oily odor and rats often smell like ammonia. 

When it comes to sounds, if you’ve been hearing scratching or scurrying in your walls that could be a sign you have rodents living in your home. 

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You’ve Seen Pests On Your Property

Another sign that you have pests is if you’ve seen them. Occasionally a mouse might scurry across a room, a cockroach might be found rummaging through your pantry for their next meal, or you may notice a wasp nest hanging in your attic. If you’ve seen one or two pests in your home, chances are that’s just the tip of the iceberg. Anytime you actively see pests, you should contact your local Sacramento pest control company.

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If you’ve noticed any of the signs that we’ve discussed today, it’s time to reach out to a professional pest control company. At Earthwise Pest Management, we can help get rid of any infestation you may be experiencing and help you to prevent any future pest problems. Call our team of Sacramento pest control experts today for a free quote.