Know When it’s Time to Look for Pest Control Contractors

One of the worst headaches for a homeowner is dealing with pests in your home.


Pests can harm the safety of your family and do intense damage to your property. Pests can be persistent too. Every time we think we have the problem solved, we find more evidence that pests are lurking around.

There’s scratching in the attic, chew marks on the wood, we see ants marching across the kitchen floor, or find feces in our food supply.

What could be worse than having pests invade our home? And while there are a number of options to treat an infestation on your own, it’s important to know when to call in reinforcements.

At some point, you have to concede defeat and call pest control contractors. Experts can help solve pesky problems fast and effectively.

Not sure if it’s time to throw in the towel just yet? Let’s decide if it’s time to call in the professionals.

Here we go:

1. You Have Rats

If you have rats, it’s time to make the call. Rats are potentially dangerous and pose such a significant health hazard that expert help is needed right away.

Rats can chew your wires and start fires, posing a threat to your property and the safety of your family. They reproduce fast, so every moment counts.

Plus, using traps and chemicals on your own might result in dead and festering rats in the recesses of your home. Even rat feces carries potentially life-threatening viruses to humans so steer clear.

It’s important to take care of rats right away.

2. You’ve Overspent

They’re called pests for a reason. They start out small and you think you have the problem solved.

You look next time and there are even more of the little critters. It seems as if you’ve made the problem worse.

Consumer solutions and DIY home remedies can only go so far. At some point, it’s time to take a deep breath and do a cost-benefit analysis.

How much more will it cost to get you to call an expert?

3. You’re Starting To Go Crazy

Are you starting to feel like Bill Murray in Caddyshack? How about Bill Murray in Groundhog Day?

In one movie he tries everything to kill a stubborn gopher tunneling through the golf course. In the other, he wakes up to find the same problems day after day.

If you are feeling like either Bill Murray or both, it’s time to call in help.

You should only feel like Bill Murray if you’re a movie star.

4. Your Property is in Jeopardy

Did you know that your property can face major damage from pests? Insurance companies are unlikely to cover expenses linked to pest damage.

And if you’re planning on selling anytime soon something as simple as a termite infestation can make it next to impossible for a potential buyer to secure financing.

Every moment you wait creates more damage to your property when it comes to pests.

Make the Call

If you’ve secured your trash, checked for wood rot, and given it an honest shot, it’s time to contact a professional.

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