When to Call a Pest Control Professional

Insects_in_Brockhaus_1937The impulse to try do-it-yourself pest control methods instead of hiring a professional service is strong in homeowners. There are many problems that can easily be solved by homeowners. However, after pests have made inroads into your home, it might be too late to try D-I-Y. Pest control professionals have the right tools and required know-how that will make pest problems a thing of the past. Before you try any D-I-Y methods to control your pest infestation, it is important to check the extent of the problem.

These are a few pest scenarios that should be left to the professionals – always!

Termite Trouble

Termites, carpenter ants, and others of their ilk are wood-boring pests that can wreak havoc with the furniture in your home. Furthermore, if left untreated, chances are high that they will cause intensive damage to the support beams in your house. Unlike other problems, this one is not covered in a typical homeowner’s insurance policy. This means that you will have to foot the repair bills out of your own pocket.

Known as ‘silent destroyers’, estimates show that termites and other wood-boring pests cost about $5 billion in property damage every single year. If you see signs of termite trouble, call pest control professionals without delay.

Sting Sirens

If you see or sense stinging insect infestations in and around your house, treat it as a siren for professional help. Wasps, fire ants, and yellow jackets are a few of the stinging insects you should watch out for. It is recommended that you do not try any D-I-Y methods for pest control as chances are that these insects will swarm out as a group when their nest is attacked. If you are not dressed properly you may be very unhappy shortly after bothering the nest.

Bed Bugs Bite

According to NPMA’s Bed Bugs in America survey, bed bugs are the No. 1 pests that are difficult to treat and get rid of. These hardy pests can withstand extreme ranges of temperature and are notoriously hard to find. Pest control professionals who know where to look for them and are prepared with the right kind of tools to combat them are your best bet.

Whichever type of pest infestation you have, if it keeps coming back after you’ve taken measures against it, it is time to call the professionals.