When we think of larger pests like mice or skunks, we often think of a direct odor associated with them. The same association is typically not applied to insects. While you might see many signs of an insect infestation in your home, the smell of an insect could be one of the key factors.
A wide range of insects emit odors. When these insects are in large groups or infesting your home, the smells may become more pungent. Learn about a variety of insects and the various ways their scents may be detected so you can tell if you have a problem. Once you do smell the insects, you’ll know to call an exterminator and to get rid of the problem.
Bats, rodents, birds, wildlife and even insects can find their way into your attic to make themselves at home. The insulation in your attic, along with relatively private quarters, makes this often-ignored space of your house inviting for a variety of pests.
Use this guide to learn more about the signs that you have creatures dwelling in your attic and what you can do about infestations.
With spring comes warmer temperatures and the increased risk of pests around the home. A pest problem can quickly become an infestation without quick action, so do what you can now to prevent pests later on.
To keep ants out of your home, remove food sources like crumbs or open packages of food. Toss out any opened boxes, wrappers, or containers of food, and set ant traps in cupboards and cabinets. Spritz doorways with a mixture of white vinegar and water to deter ants.