When Is a Pest Problem An Infestation?

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Although a few harmless bugs here and there in your home may not seem like a problem, there’s a point where professional pest control is necessary. But when does a pest problem become an infestation, and how do you identify a bug infestation before it goes too far? 

The service pros Greenix Pest Control have the experience needed to locate and address any potential threats to your home and family. Follow these tips for assistance in identifying an infestation and knowing when to call in backup. No matter how big or small your pest problem is, the team at Greenix will have it resolved before it gets any worse—contact us today!

What Is a Pest Infestation, Exactly?

We’ve all heard about pest infestations, and we all know they’re nastier than just the casual few bugs wandering indoors. However, you might be wondering if there’s a specific definition for what qualifies as an infestation. Infest is defined as “to spread or swarm in or over in a troublesome manner.” 

Although this definition isn’t specific to just pest infestations, it certainly describes them well. Generally, a pest infestation is when you have many pests, especially of the same kind, invading your home all at once. That said, the number of pests needed to call your pest problem an infestation ultimately depends on the type of pests and how problematic they are. Having six ants in your kitchen might not be that big of a deal, but six rats would be a totally different story!

Basically, if you have a lot of pests and they’re causing noticeable problems for you, your pets, your lawn, or your home in general, you can call it an infestation. When you’re facing an infestation, you’ll want to get started on pest control treatments right away to limit the damage.

How Do I Identify a Bug or Rodent Infestation?

Whether you’ve actually seen unwanted critters in your home or just have an inkling they’re wandering around, there are a few telltale signs that you have an infestation on your hands. If you’re concerned about rodents, watch for signs such as droppings, chew marks, and strange noises. For insects, you’ll probably see them, or you’ll notice unusual damage to your personal items or plants. 

Termite infestations, however, are serious infestations that easily go unnoticed. Termites are tough to find, so look for wood damage and other signs of termites. If you’re concerned, a professional pest control team can determine whether or not your home is infested with termites.

If you’ve discovered a large population of bugs or rodents in your home or need help identifying them, get in touch with the experienced service professionals at Greenix! We’re here to help you identify any pests in and around your home and safely eliminate them.

Free Your Home From Pests With Greenix Pest Control

Whether you’re realizing you have a pest infestation in your home, or you’re just looking for a treatment plan to prevent pest entry, turn to Greenix Pest Control! We practice sustainable pest control and offer solutions safe and effective for your family (including pets). To get started with a free estimate, reach out to our team.

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