Target Speciality Products created a guide anyone can use to identify a pest in their home and take appropriate action to prevent infestation.
The Critter Clues pest identification guide features tips for identifying common household pests such as cockroaches, rats and mice, clothes moths and carpet beetles, bed bugs, carpenter ants, wasps and bees, and pigeons.
The guide includes:
- a floor plan showing which pests are most likely to appear in each room of a house
- clue suspect cards that spell out what signs to look for
- a description of each pest
- prevention tips for each pest
For instance, the floorpan below shows that rats and mice are usually found in kitchens, dining areas and balconies. While these rodents are nocturnal, they will leave daytime clues indicating that they have eaten or nested in these areas.
Target Specialty Products says to look out for “chewed up fabrics, shredded paper or cardboard” and “scratch marks on wooden surfaces or carpet,” to name a few. According to the guide, the best prevention measure is to seal all entry points and to maintain proper sanitation.
Other key information – such as the risk of disease or property damage associated with each pest – is also provided.
Target Specialty Products is a national wholesale distributor of pest management products, application equipment, supplies, services and education and training programs.
The guide is available digitally here and as an infographic.