A housefly here and there or an errant spider are nothing to panic about. But when pest populations get out of control, you may need to call in the big dogs – a pest control service. Some situations are simply best left to the professionals – you will find an overview of those situations below.
Situations That Require Pest Control
When you need to take care of a pest problem quickly and efficiently, your best bet may be to call a pest control service. This is especially true when the pests pose a threat to you and your family’s health. Cockroaches, for example, can carry dangerous diseases like E. coli, and salmonella and ticks can carry Lyme disease. Some pests, like fleas and dust mites, might not pose an immediate threat, but the infestations can involve so many insects that you simply cannot get rid of them all yourself.
Another situation in which a pest control service might be necessary is when you cannot identify the source of the infestation yourself. A pest control service will not only be able to kill the existing pests but can identify the source and keep the infestation from recurring. Pest control services are typically more thorough than at-home remedies, and they typically provide faster, more effective results. It is also a good idea to call a service is the pests in question are causing damage to your home. Rodents can damage your furniture and floors while insect pests can destroy your clothes and carpets. In many cases, indoor pest control is not particularly expensive – especially when you consider how effective the treatment is versus at-home treatments.
In some cases, you can handle pests yourself with a can of pesticide or two. When the infestation becomes serious, or if it becomes a threat to you and your family’s health, it might be time to call in a pest control service.