When Do I Need Professional Pest Control Services?
We are a nation filled with do-it-yourselfers, whether that includes the bathroom renovation, a new coat of paint on the house or selling your home without the help of an agent. The lure is money-savings and the satisfaction of completing a major task without any professional help. However, when it comes to pest control, it’s often a better idea to call in a professional for these and other reasons.
Protecting the Family
Whether you have an infestation of ants or roaches, or wildlife coming onto your property, family members – particularly children – are going to want the house back to normal as soon as possible. That’s what professional pest control experts do – they are trained to assess the situation and are highly skilled when it comes to applying pesticides that won’t harm family members or pets. Family members with an allergic sensitivity to ant or bed bug bites, for example, are relying on quick and effective pest control efforts to stay healthy. Ask yourself this question: who will take care of the pest control problem more quickly – you or a professional with years of experience?
If you see a few roaches in the kitchen, applying even the proper pesticide in the kitchen isn’t going to get the job done. That’s because a pest control professional knows that roaches can make their home inside walls or under appliances. Most roaches can squeeze into a crack as thin as a dime. What about field mice or other outdoor animals attacking your lawn and garden? Do you know the rules in your community regarding the elimination of these pests? Trapping is required in many locations and is certainly the most humane alternative. Do you have the equipment and the expertise to trap a mole or vole? And if so, do you know how and where to relocate the pest?
Handling an Infestation
What will you do if that termite, ant, roach or other pest problem turns out to be a serious infestation? That is an obvious situation in which professional pest control help is urgently needed. Experts also say it is easy for the untrained eye to miss the signs of an infestation, allowing the problem to become even more serious. No matter the pest, professionals know how to find the hiding locations and to quickly determine the level of the pest problem in your home before taking any action. For example, did you know there are different chemicals that can be used to attract roaches so that they can be eliminated with other baits or sprays that will not harm your pets or kids?