We all want our homes to be warm and welcoming for the comfort of ourselves, our pets, and our guests. In reality though, not all guests are welcomed.

As the Cleveland Pest Control Company trusted by our region’s homeowners, of course we are referring to the kind of guest that can be classified as scurrying, furry, winged, tailed, or even the web making kind. We are talking about household pests and in our area there’s no shortage of them.

Let’s face it. The critters outside the house would most certainly like to find a way in and for homeowners in Cleveland and throughout the US, it’s not a matter of “if” but “when” are they going to succeed.

This should not be a cause for anxiety though. It happens to almost everyone. The key is recognizing the signs of unwanted entry and, if you live in Cleveland or the surrounding areas, calling a pest control company that can handle the issue swiftly and affordably.

In this article, we will cover some of the most common pests found in Cleveland homes but there are more. If you think you have unwanted pests and want someone to connect with you quickly, you’ve come to the right place!

Lakewood Exterminating is the best pest control company Cleveland has to offer. Feel free to give us a call right away! If you are wondering if connecting with an exterminator is necessary, read this article on some of the most common signs that you need a pest control expert.

Call Lakewood Exterminating for these Cleveland, OH, Pest Control Services

While we can’t mention all possible infestations here, Lakewood is the Cleveland pest control company that handles the following problems for local homeowners.

Rodents and Roaches and Bedbugs… Oh my! Knowing the Signs and Making the Call

As stated previously, there are many types of pests we could have chosen, but have selected three that commonly cause problems for homeowners. Whether you are in need of residential or commercial pest control, knowing what to look for is a key part of the process.

Signs of Mice and Rats that Require a Cleveland Exterminator

In Cleveland, like other cities, rodent control is in demand as these creatures are quite common. While you can try some potential homemade rodent solutions for prevention, these animals are persistent and if they find a way in, can easily establish themselves and multiply quickly.

Here are a few potential signs that you have mice or rats in and around your home.

You find rodent droppings

This is commonly one of the first signs that a mouse or rat has entered the home. These animals defecate a lot, but sometimes not in the most open of places. Check for feces along walls, in corners, and even in cabinets. These creatures, especially when first entering your home, will explore the vast new territory looking for food, water and shelter and the evidence is sure to follow. Seeing mouse feces is an unmistakable sign and proof it’s definitely time to consider a Cleveland pest control expert.

There’s scratching in the walls

Mice and rats establish themselves in cavities such as your walls and your roof area. They burrow and gnaw on materials which is why often they can be heard before there is any
physical evidence left behind. We get calls all the time where Cleveland homeowners will say that there is the sound of movement and scratching in the wall. These sounds will be far more
prevalent at night as that is the time rodents like to search for food. If you hear any suspicious noises, don’t panic. Take note of the area as it may offer clues of entry and give Lakewood
Exterminating a call!

Rub Marks on Rodent Routes

Rodents are creatures of habit that like to take the same paths throughout the home. These routes can be identified by markings. Both mice and rats have oils on their fur that will leave residue along walls, doors, and furniture. The markings will look like darkened smudges. These are great indicators on where to set traps but a pest control expert will be able to look at this and other evidence to determine a comprehensive plan to completely eradicate your home.

Signs of Roaches in Your Home Where a Pest Control Company is Recommended

Few creatures can make the hair stand up on the back of your neck like roaches. These scavengers love the warm and humid environment that Cleveland homes can provide. Getting rid of roaches on your own can be quite the task and at some point near impossible. This is why contacting a pest control professional is key as early as possible with an infestation. Signs that you have a cockroach problem can range from obvious to subtle. Here are a few to look for.

Roaches Can Cause Allergic Reactions

An often unknown sign that you have cockroaches in your home is the onset of allergies. A roach’s feces and exoskeleton have been known to cause reactions in people that include stuffy nose, wheezing, and red eyes. You can certainly imagine that many homeowners will just assume they are under the weather due to other circumstances, but don’t rule out roaches.

Roach Feces is Visible

Roaches, like all animals, leave behind droppings although the excrement of these creatures is not always recognizable and depending on the type, may look different. In some cases it could look like grains of pepper. In others, small, dark, grains of rice may be a description. Nonetheless, if you see dust and debris that looks abnormal in your Cleveland home, it may just be roaches.

You See Roaches

You turn on the lights and there they go, scurrying up walls and across your kitchen floors. We are sorry to state the obvious but this is often the first sign of infestation, yet a homeowner may mistake a roach for another bug.

The internet is a wonderful tool and if you see an insect that you think could potentially be a roach, Google it or call Lakewood Exterminator, Cleveland’s pest control experts for cockroach extermination. We employ an effective bait and dust method as well as swift removal strategies like HEPA vacuuming.

Knowing When You Need a Bed Bug Exterminator in Cleveland OH

Bedbugs are a small creature that can cause big problems. These invasive bugs can cause a lot of stress and frustration. Part of the reason is that they invade the very place where we want to feel the safest and the most at ease. That, of course, is our own beds!

Here are some signs that you have bed bugs. If you notice any of these, we can help eliminate the problem as quickly and affordably as possible.

Do you have any of these signs of bed bug infestation?

Bedbug Bites Leave Marks on Your Skin

If you wake up to itchy bumps that you didn’t have prior to going to sleep, bedbugs may be to blame. Bedbugs will bite any exposed skin. Many homeowners think that the bites are caused by mosquitos or fleas at first. While bites are noticeable, look for some other signs of infestation in the bed itself. Another strong consideration is noticing these bumps after travel or bringing used furniture into the house. These are 2 very common ways bedbugs are introduced into Cleveland homes.

Bedbugs Leave Dark Stains and Debris on Your Pillows and Sheets

Take a moment to look at your sheets. Bedbug bites, like some other pests, withdraw blood that is evident in the creature’s excrement. This will result in small, dark, rust colored stains on your pillowcases, sheets, and mattress. This plus the bites is an unfortunate combination that points to an infestation, but don’t panic. We are here to help!

These Little Buggers Have an Offensive, Musty, Odor

You may not think that such a small insect could give off a distinguishable smell, but bedbugs do! The smell can be described as “musty” and dare we say “sweet”. The smell from bedbugs has been described as “berry-like”. As the infestation grows, so will this distinguishable scent in the areas affected. At this stage, it is important to contact a reputable Cleveland pest control company like Lakewood Exterminating for the proper treatments.

Need Animals and Pests Exterminated in and near Cleveland OH? We are here.

Your home is your most valuable asset. It is also the place where you want to feel the most secure. Don’t let unwanted pests disrupt your lifestyle and endanger your well-being. Call us today.

If you have questions about any of the pests mentioned in this article or even ones not mentioned here, the pros at Lakewood Exterminating are ready to help. Check out our online reviews and you will see why we have quickly become the Pest Control Company Cleveland trusts when the need arises.

We proudly serve the great people of Cleveland, Bay Village, Rocky River, and Westlake, OH.