Homeowners typically know when the pest control problem they have they should call in a professional.   For those who don’t, here are a few quick tips.

Pests are a natural part of life, it does not mean you have to like them or invite them in but it does mean that the line of when to just deal and when to call in a professional can be a bit blurred. There are some times when you absolutely have to call in a professional because your health is at risk or when your comfort level in your own home may be compromised and calling a professional in just makes life easier.

When To Call

Many pests are known to carry disease. Roaches can carry salmonella as well as other diseases.  Mice can carry disease and parasites as well. Fleas and mosquitoes are also known to carry disease and possibly pose harm to your pets.

You will need to call in a professional if you notice any of the above in or around your home. Termites, of course have to be avoided and a regular termite inspections can help you do that. Bites from fleas, mosquitoes and other biting insects can cause real health concerns to those that may be allergic besides being uncomfortable.

If you have small children that crawl around your home, it is best  to call in a professional if you suspect you have  crawling pests that trailing across your floors.

Wasps, Bees and other flying insects that sting love to make your home their home and trying to dislodge them can be a dangerous undertaking and should be left up to a professional. Pesticides have to be handled carefully. They can be dangerous products that only a trained professional that is licensed to use should handle.

Some Pests Can Be Destructive

All of the above pests can not only be dangerous to you and your family’s health but they can also be destructive. Some of these pests can all cause property damage to your home. The longer you wait to get someone in to help you to curtail these bothersome and sometimes dangerous pests the more damage can be done.

Some of the damage to your home include:

  • Unsettle the foundation
  • Holes in your walls and floors
  • Weakening of the walls and floors

Of course that above is a short list. Rats, mice, roaches, flies and other insects leave dropping behind which can easily cause health problems. Whenever you see a pest in your home, even if you see one, there can always more lurking behind the walls and in other areas that you cannot see! Call a professional in as soon as you notice a problem.