Pest control is a serious consideration for every homeowner. Many people opt to handle pest control themselves, and some are even successful at it. However, there are circumstances when it is best that you leave your pest problems in the hands of experienced professionals. When should you call in for help from the experts? Here are five good reasons you know it’s time to call a pest control company:
Your home is infested with termites. Termites are perhaps one of the most difficult pests to rid your home of. Termite control involves using machinery to locate termite colonies and to drill into your home’s foundation, where the termite poison is placed. Chances are you have neither the know-how nor the tools with which to do this. Best to leave this job up to a professional.
Bed bugs. Contrary to popular belief, these pests hide out in a number of places outside of your sleeping quarters, and are often extremely difficult to find. If you feel the itch of bed bugs when you lie down in your bed, then you can bet that there is a whole family of like-minded pests hiding in very elusive locations. Pest control professionals know exactly where to look, and also how to treat bed bugs in stages, which is the only way of preventing the problem from reoccurring.
You’re not sure what the problem is. You know that you have an infestation of something, because you are seeing the signs throughout your home. Unfortunately, you haven’t been able to catch any of those little buggers in action, and you therefore have no idea what you’re up against. The professionals can help you identify exactly what kind of pest you are dealing with.
Stinging insects. These pests present an immediate danger to your well being, and anything you do to upset them only increases your risk of ending up in the emergency room with life-threatening stings. For safety purposes, leave this job to a pest control company.
The pest problem is chronic. So you did everything you were supposed to do and the pests went away . . . for a while, that is. When they came back, they came back with a vengeance, and you have been stuck in this cycle for a while. If your do-it-yourself pest control methods are only helping on a temporary basis, then you should enlist the help of a pest control company for ongoing maintenance of your pest problem.
As you can see, there are some clear-cut situations in which hiring a pest control company is advised. Put your pest control into the hands of professionals like us.