Enjoy A Pest less Kitchen 8

We’ve all heard a variation of the saying, “where there is one, there are many”. It applies to a whole host of things in life, but in our world, it really rings true to pests. Pests live in tribes and colonies and travel in swarms. It doesn’t matter what species. Ants, fleas, mice, termites, and mosquitoes are almost always used in the plural form. When they invade, they want backup.

So if you get that fly swatter out or that shoe you always use for cockroaches and get the job done yourself, you have proudly rid your home or business of one pest but what about the rest of the squad?

Whether you’re experiencing a couple of mice living behind the baseboards or a whole swarm of termites have changed their address to yours, calling Command is always your best option. But we want to equip you with the knowledge of how to spot a damaging infestation before it costs you your home.

Infestation is the state of being invaded or overrun by pests or parasites. If you suspect an infestation, follow these steps:

Check for dead bugs

in all the nooks and crannies. This means the window ledges, basement corners, underneath the fridge and any other place that hasn’t been checked since spring-cleaning for dead bugs of the same species.

Pay attention when you sweep

or vacuum to see if those raisins you keep finding underneath the couch are actually pest droppings.

Look for nests

in your kitchen cabinets and in corners that are dark, damp, and warm. They are usually made from shredded paper products.

Run your fingers over your cables

and wires to see if anything has been gnawing on them.

Watch for grease marks

or urine trails along your walls and floors, as most pests like to travel the same route every day and will leave evidence behind them.

Whether you spot one pest or more, it’s too many. Not only are pests damaging to your investment in your home or business, they can be damaging to your health and the health of the ones you love or serve. Command strives to keep that from happening. Give us a call with any questions or concerns and we’ll get those pests packing.

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