One of the unglamorous parts of owning property are some of the issues that come a long with it, such as infestations. Just the word makes some people’s skin crawl with thoughts of wasp nests, ants inside walls, and mice running a muck in your home. If the issue is minor, most of the time you can do-it-yourself, and move on with your life. But if the problem isn’t that simple, it is time to call a professional. Here are some examples of when you know it’s time to call a pest control company:
Signs of an Infestation
With any sign on an infestation, you should immediately call an exterminator. The signs vary depending upon the critter you are dealing with. If it is some type of rodent, you will see droppings around, excess fur, or nests of fur, stuffing or straw tucked in hard to reach areas. If it is more an insect issue, you will see shed wings, cocoons, nests, just to name a few. An exterminator may also pick up on other clues such as odd scents which also signal an infestation.
You are in Danger
Some pests can be dangerous, especially when you are trying to get rid of their home base and kill them. Some household pests such as wasps, bees, spiders, etc can deliver a nasty sting or bite. These can lead to serious infections, in need of immediate medical attention. The same can happen to your pets as well. If you or a loved one are allergic to any of these, the results could possibly be life-threatening. This is an instance that it is definitely worth calling in a professional.
When you think that you can deal with it on your own, you might do one treatment and think it is all set. But then a few weeks later, only to see the pests back again. If this happens after several treatments, you have a deeper infestation than you realize. This is when you need to call in a professional to go deeper, who knows all the places the root of the problem could be or is located.
You Are Unsure What Treatment To Use
Depending on the type of pest and the severity of the issue there are many types of treatments available. With so many options, it makes it hard to decide which one is the best. In extermination, you are dealing with chemicals and usually poisons as well. Homeowners want to ensure they are using methods that will not get them or their pets sick. If you are unsure what to do or use, consult an exterminator, who is an expert and will know how to keep you and your pets safe.
You Just Can’t Do It
There is no shame in not wanting to take on the problem on your own. Creepy crawly things and rodents are major fears for people, and the thought of an infestation of them only heightens the anxiety. If you can’t stomach the idea of cleaning out a lot of insects, spiders, or bees, call a professional. If you can’t imagine actually killing a rat, call us!