There are many pest control situations that you can simply, and safely, handle yourself. Most homes will experience a fair share of unwanted pests and critters. Luckily, most homeowners can follow simple steps to keep their homes free from major problems. However, there are some pests and rodents that leave behind toxic messes that can contribute to allergies or just be harmful. Moreover, some pest control problems may lead to structural damage to your home. Here are some situations where calling a professional should be your first call to action.
You Need A Pest Control Expert
DIY pest control is best suited when you only have mild pest problems. For example, you forget to clean up a spill and ants come marching in overnight. Once you clean up the spill, the ants will also go away. However, when there is a true infestation that you cannot seem to get a handle on, call a pest control expert to get the job done once and for all.
Other pests that should mean an immediate call to a pest control company include termites, carpenter ants, and bedbugs. Termites and carpenter ants can destroy the actual structure of your home and ruin the integrity of your home. This can make your home unsafe and ruin the foundation of your home. Bedbugs are notoriously difficult to eradicate and can spread quickly. Most DIY methods are ineffective. It is not worth risking the health of your family and a pest professional should be called immediately.
There is a Wildlife Infestations
Another situation that should result in immediately calling a professional is when there is a wildlife infestation in your home. Wildlife can be categorized as anything from a rat, bat, mouse, bird, squirrel, opossum or raccoon. If you hear scampering, you should be concerned there is an issue. Infestations can bring extensive damage to your home, roof, wiring, and insulation. Not only may these damages be expensive to repair, but you may also find bigger problems with the germs and diseases wild animals may introduce into your home. If you become aware of a foul smell, damage to the inside our outside of your home, animal droppings or an increase in sound, a call to your local pest control company should be in order.
Wasps Wasps Wasps
You’ll see peak activity of wasp during the warm summer months. Wasps are aggressive and territorial and will use their stinger to attack so it is best to keep them away from your home. If you find a wasp nest, calling in professionals is the right choice. Plus, you want to ensure you are removing a wasp nest and not a honeybee hive with pollinators that are a critical part of the ecosystem.
Wasp nests are often located in difficult to reach locations, which means removing them can put you in danger. Additionally, wasp stings can cause a serious, potentially life-threatening allergic reaction. This means calling in a professional who has the necessary tools and can safely remove the nest is vital.
Call in the Professionals
If you are unsure about pest or rodent problems, call your local pest control and pest management company. Aantex provides clients free consultations and educates customers on the best strategies for pest control and pest management. To schedule your consultation, book online or call 1-800-471-5555 today.
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