Below is a brief outline of early warning signs
– Tiny fecal droppings, smudges from regurgitated food and egg cases.
– The cockroaches themselves, particularly if disturbed at night by suddenly turning on the lights.
– Cockroaches seen during the day may – but not always – indicate a large population.
– Droppings, half-eaten food, gnaw marks, odour and stains from their urine.
– Physical damage to electrical cables, furniture, books etc
– Webs or burrows/holes
Wasps and hornets
– The insects or the nests
– Cats and dogs scratching, small bites around the ankles on humans.
– Noise at night, odours.
Birds and bird lice
– The birds noise, nests and droppings.
– Bird lice that migrate to humans will leave an itchy, painful rash.
– Small bite marks in rows on the skin.
– Minute, white eggs and adult bedbugs can be found in cracks and crevices such as in – springs of bed, in mattresses, furniture.
– Sweet, musty smell.
– Damage to clothes, carpets, book bindings, linen etc.
– Ant trails, ant nests.
– The smell!