Last updated on February 6, 2019
Most pests are easy to get rid of. If you see a cockroach or a lone flying mosquito, simply bring out a bug spray and spray at the pest directly or the room and you will be rid of your insect problem.
Getting rid of a mouse you are sure is living in your kitchen is relatively easy, too. All you need is a mousetrap or a similar device and the right bait and your kitchen will soon be rodent-free.
However, taking the DIY route isn’t always the best course of action when you have to deal with pests. There will be instances when using an insecticide won’t help you get rid of your creeping or flying problems completely. After all, pests rarely ever come solo. In these situations, the best option is toinvest in thebest pest control servicesavailable.
To know when you need to hire a professional exterminator to deal with your pest problem, here are five signs you need to look out for:
1. Your DIY attempts are not working
If you have already spent a fortune buying different bug sprays and insect traps and you still haven’t gotten rid of the pests in your home, you need to contact a pest control company immediately.
Even if your sprays and traps manage to kill and catch some pests but you still see a lot of them running, creeping, or flying around, you are only wasting a lot of time and money.Keeping your home cleanis a good start to minimizing pests in your home. But to get rid of your problem completely, get help from a provider of pest control services.
2. You are dealing with dangerous pests
There are some pests that are simply too dangerous to deal with on your own. These include bees, wasps, and poisonous snakes and spiders.
Even rodents can be harmful to have in your home.Rats are known carriers of various diseaseswhich include leptospirosis and salmonellosis. Some species of ticks carry Lyme disease which can be debilitating if contracted.
Certain pests can also carry e-coli that could make you or your family sick if not dealt with immediately and properly.
If your home or outdoor space is harboring any of these pests and already has been for a long period of time, call a pest control expert immediately.
3. You are afraid your attempts are doing more harm than good
Using pesticides too often can be hazardous to you and your family’s health, and even your pets’. When bug sprays are used frequently and incorrectly, you run the risk of spreading poison in your homesince these products are made of harsh chemicals.
If you keep storing a lot of liquid and powder and crystal pesticides in a cabinet or drawer that you don’t lock, there is a chance that your kids or pets can reach and get them. If they accidentally swallow these pesticides, they will become severely ill.
To ensure your efforts in keeping your home pest-free won’t endanger anyone, it would be best to hire experts. Most pest control companies use eco-friendly pesticidesand, therefore, do not pose a risk to people, pets, and the environment. They bring these products will them as well, so you won’t have to store them yourself.
4. You are already noticing signs of property damage
In case some of your curtains, furniture, and clothes have holes or look like they have been gnawed on, you need to call the pros immediately.
If you see cords, cables, or wires that have been chewed on, you need to get help from an exterminator right away. This is because the more you let rats eat or gnaw into electrical wirings and cables, the higher you are putting your home atrisk of starting an electrical fire.
You will also save more money on repairs if you let the pros handle a possible termite infestation problem. These pests can cost you a fortune in the repair and replacement of wooden fixtures and furniture.
5. You can’t get to the root of the problem
Finally, if you keep seeing the same pests over and over again in your home, it means you haven’t located and dealt with the source of your problem. To get rid of your pest problem once and for all, invest in a professional pest control service.
The best service providers have theright tools and equipment to locate where the pests in your home are hiding. They will then employ the right pest control and management strategies to ensure your home is safe, healthy, and pest-free again.
There is nothing easy about eradicating pests in your home. Save yourself some money, time, and effort by getting help from the pros as soon as you see signs of pest infestation.
Erum Rizviis co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer at a new startup venture, FixonClick, which is a web-based online portal for services and customers. Born and raised in the UAE, Erum as a tech devotee has more than 13 years of experience in leading strategic wins in Business Management and Channel Development with MNCs like Cisco, Microsoft, and Techdata.