Moving To A New Home? Signs Of Pests To Watch Out For

When moving into a new home, you're going to take on the good, bad, and ugly of the home—everything in the home is now yours, and this includes pests that may be in the home. You might assume that the house is free of pests, but that would be a mistake. When moving into your new home, you should keep an eye out for signs of pests just in case the previous owners weren't as up to snuff as you think. Read on for signs of pests to keep an eye out for if you're moving into a new home.


If you're spotting tiny black or brown spots or larger brown/black "sprinkles" around your home, it may be feces of a pest. Smaller feces may be left behind by termites or bed bugs, while larger feces may be from mice or rats. Take a close look on counters, on stove-tops, beneath sinks, along baseboards, and along windowsills for these spots. Clean up these areas with bleach wipes, or use a bleach/water mixture.

Dead Pests

One of the biggest ways to tell if you have a pest problem is if you are finding dead pests around the home. If you're finding more than just a few dead bugs in your new home, it may be a big pest problem. Take a good look around and in every nook and cranny of the home for dead pests. Clean up and remove them all, as other pests may be feeding off of the dead ones.

Live Pests

Dead pests are one thing, but if you are finding ones that are alive, it could be a big issue. Take a good look around and set pest traps. If you're actually catching pests in your traps, you may have an infestation. Continue to set the traps, but if you aren't able to get control of the pests, it's time to call in a professional pest control specialist. The pests are coming in from somewhere; find their entrance point and make necessary repairs to your home. Block their entrance and then continue to take care of the ones you have in your home. Set traps beneath sinks, in dark areas of your home, in corners, in cabinets, and near your bed (for bed bugs).

House pests can be a big issue if you don't get a handle on them. If you're moving into a new home, you don't want to start your new life with someone else's pest problem. Keep an eye out for signs of pests and call a pest control company like Affordable Pest Control for help if you spot a problem.