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Foster says this was the most disgusting and shocking bedbug infestation Fantastic Pest Control ever witnessed. Believe it or not, people were actually living in the house. “The buggers were literally everywhere, and I still can’t comprehend how somebody could have lived in these conditions—bugs were falling on top of them from the ceiling,” he says. Don’t miss these 13 must-know secrets about creepy household pests.
Usually, noises in the attic are from squirrels or a raccoon—but on this call, Seerveld discovered something else entirely. “I saw a large amount of bird droppings, and even some nests and eggs. Sure enough, I found several pigeons roosting in the attic, including nesting pairs,” he says. His team removed the nests by hand, and they prevented the pigeons from coming back in by installing a one-way door over the opening.
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Rats aren’t always picky about what they chew on. When Seerveld got a call to this house, he smelled a familiar odor coming from the kitchen. He knew there was a dead rat somewhere, and his nose led him to the rat’s final resting place—inside the back of the oven. “I found the rat’s mouth around the electrical components, and it was pretty clear it had electrocuted itself to death,” he says.