These days, it can be tough to keep any home free of insects and pests. For Australians, the difficulty is compounded, because there’s a lot more to keep out. And, the importance of keeping them out is much greater. With so many troublesome spiders, ants, termites, and other critters on the loose, pest control should be a top priority for homeowners. Ultimately, there is no guaranteed way to keep pests out. Where there are holes, cracks, windows, and doors, there are opportunities for entry.

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For homeowners, there’s a lot of talk about pest control and prevention. But, the question is, do most homeowners actually know how to spot the signs of a pest problem? This is important, because if you don’t know that there are uninvited guests in your home, there’s no telling how much damage they could cause. The good news is that the majority of common household pests leave some very distinct ‘calling cards,’ if you will. For example, mice are often identified by their droppings and the noises that they make at night. This makes them relatively easy to spot, but there are other critters with slightly more subtle characteristics.

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