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Early warning signs of a pest infestation

What are the early warning signs of a pest infestation?

Pest Busters Sydney has put together a simple and easy to follow guide that you can follow to see the early signs of a pest infestation.

In any pest infestation early intervention is paramount in ensuring complete eradication.

 Cockroaches

  • Tiny faecal droppings, smudges from regurgitated food and egg cases.
  • The cockroaches themselves, particularly if disturbed at night by suddenly turning on the lights.
  • Cockroaches seen during the day may – but not always – indicate a large population.

 Rodents

  • Droppings, half eaten food, gnaw marks, odour and stains from their urine.
  • Physical damage to electrical cables, furniture, books etc

Spiders

  • Webs or burrows/holes
  • Spiders

Wasps and hornets

  • The insects or the nests

Fleas

  • Cats and dogs scratching, small bites around the ankles on humans.

Possums

  • Noise at night, odours.

 Birds and bird lice

  • The birds noise, nests and droppings.
  • Bird lice that migrate to humans will leave an itchy, painful rash.

Bedbugs

  • Small bite marks in rows on the skin.
  • Minute, white eggs and adult bedbugs can be found in cracks and crevices such as in – springs of bed, in mattresses, furniture.
  • Sweet, musty smell.

Fabric pests

  • Damage to clothes, carpets, book bindings, linen etc.

Ants

  • Ant trails, ant nests.

Maggots

  • The smell!
  • Flies

If you have found any of the signs listed above be sure to call Pest Busters Sydney on 1300 130 567 or contact us using the contact us form

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