They say fish and houseguests stink after three days. This is particularly true when your houseguests have six (or more) legs, and were never invited to begin with.
When you have a pest infestation, it is important to know when you can get away with a rolled up newspaper or a spray from your local hardware store, and when to call in a pest control professional.
Some pest infestations are dangerous to the health of your family and some cause thousands of dollars in damage to your home if left unchecked. Often, when homeowners attempt to treat pest problems themselves, they only remove the critters that are visible to the eye; meanwhile millions of their pest colleagues are able to continue wreaking havoc and building a stronghold within the walls, behind outlets and wallpaper, and in the unseen crevices of the home. Using a professional pest control service is important to quickly and effectively remove the infestations.
Two particular instances of when you should call a pest control professional right away include:
When you have a pest that can hurt the inhabitants of your home.
If a pest that could be dangerous to your family takes up residence in your home, it is important to call in professional pest control company right away. Pests such as bees, hornets, wasps, yellow jackets, and ants are not just a nuisance; they could put your family in substantial danger. These insects tend to become aggressive when disturbed, and swarm if you get too close.
The term “sting” is an understatement for the damage that stinging insects can do, particularly if they attack in a swarm. Over two million Americans are allergic to insect stings, and many to a life-threatening degree. In fact, a person who has no history of bug allergies can suddenly develop a reaction, particularly if stung multiple times at once.
If your pest issue is capable of harming your family or pets, do not attempt to get rid of them yourself. Dangerous situations are best left to a local pest control expert. When the type pest you are dealing with is capable of destroying your home.
Many pests, such as termites and carpenter ants, do not directly harm you or your family. However, they are happy to slowly destroy the structure of your home itself. According to the National Pest Management Association, termites cause a whopping $50 billion in property damage every single year. When you have a pest that is destroying the structure of your home, it is important to hire a professional pest control company to take care of the problem before it costs you thousands of dollars in repairs.
The problem is, pests like termites can happily burrow their way through your home’s floors, ceilings, and walls without you noticing, for years. This is why many home experts recommend having a pest control company inspect your home for pests like termites once a year. Common signs that you might have a pest eating away at the structure of your home include:
- Mud tubes or tunnels.
- Sagging spots in the wall, ceiling, or floor.
- Bug excretions on the floor
These are signs you should call a pest control company right away.
When the bugs keep coming back.
If you have a reoccurring pest issue, even after you treat it yourself, it’s a good idea to let a pest control company take care of the problem once and for all. Pests such as cockroaches and bed bugs won’t leave on their own. These hardy bugs are able to withstand extreme conditions and many bug treatments that you can buy at the hardware store. A professional pest control company is necessary for identifying the source of the infestations, and making sure they don’t come back!
When the infestation is too overwhelming to tackle yourself.
No matter what kind of pest you’re dealing with, having a bug infestation can make you feel uneasy. You might lie awake at night and wonder if any bugs are near you, and worry about the threat they impose on your family and your home. When you feel anxiety at the thought of a pest infestation, it’s a good idea to bring a professional pest control company in to quickly and safely remove the problem for you, so that you can have peace of mind that it’s done right.
Contact J&J Exterminating today to get a quote or schedule an appointment to rid your house of termites, ants, cockroaches and other pesky pests.Tags: pest control company