Alone, these activities or clandestine drug lab signs may not mean that illegal drug lab activity is occurring. However, some or several of them happening together may indicate a problem. Reliable test kits for meth labs are available
- Strong chemical odor coming from house, garbage or detached building.
- Visitors come and go throughout the day and night and stay for short periods of time.
- Extra efforts to cover windows or have extensive security, such as reinforced doors.
- Deterioration of property and excessive amounts of trash, such as large amounts of antifreeze, drain cleaner and glass containers.
- Appear to have plenty of money but don't seem to go to work - drive expensive cars, pay rent or bills with cash.
- Never take trash out to be collected or put garbage in another neighbors collection area.
- Residents come outside to smoke cigarettes.
- Children and pets of the home appear to be neglected.
- Residents act unfriendly, paranoid or appear secretive about their activities.