Have the pests in your house gotten so overwhelming in numbers? Do you find yourself unsure of what to do to keep them away? If so, then you need to learn of the signs to call a pest control professional.

There are some instances in which you can take care of the problem yourself. But generally, you’ll want to call in professional pest control before the situation gets too out of hand. That way, you’ll be more comfortable.

See below for several signs that you should keep an eye out for. When you see these signs, it’s time to call a professional pest control company.

1. You Can’t Identify the Pests

Everyone knows the common household pests that you could be dealing with. Pests like cockroaches, termites, and ants are some of the most mainstream.

However, there are some pests that you won’t be able to identify. If you don’t know what they are, then you can’t possibly hope to get rid of them on your own.

For example, there are house pests such as dust mites, carpet beetles, and drain flies that can congregate in huge quantities around your property. Not knowing what these are will make it difficult to shop for store-bought products to get rid of them.

By contacting a professional pest control service, you’ll be informing yourself and eradicating the problem. The service can let you know what attracts the bugs and any extra measures you can take to prevent them from coming back.

2. The Situation Isn’t Getting Better

One of the biggest issues that homeowners have is worsening the issue through DIY tactics. You might invest in store-bought products that have little to no effect on the pests you’re dealing with.

As a result, you’re essentially letting those pests multiply under your roof for that much longer. That means they’ll take even longer to remove from your property with professional treatment (pest control is a marathon, not a sprint).

So when is it time to contact them? At what point do you tell yourself “this isn’t working” and contact a professional pest control service? 

It’s important to keep in mind that store-bought products are meant to be a very short-term solution.

They want you to keep buying their products, so they aren’t going to give you a spray that kills on contact and wards them off for several months.

You should never depend on them to get rid of your issue, more so to prevent the pest problem from worsening until professional help arrives. Be sure to reach out to a professional pest control service right away to rid yourself of your pest problems.

3. You See Them In Bunches

It’s never easy seeing a pest inside your house. Be it a bug or a rodent, seeing what can make your entire property feel as if it’s been sabotaged.

However, the worst part is knowing that for each pest that you see, there are several more hiding elsewhere in your house. If left unchecked, they’ll spread and mate, getting out of hand rather quickly.

Ideally, you’ll reach out to a pest control service the first time you spot one on your floors, walls, etc. However, if you want to wait it out, then contact a pest company after a few sightings (2 to 3). Waiting any longer can complicate the entire process.

Make sure to take note of any location that you see the pests. For example, the wall next to the bathroom, in the kitchen cabinets and pantry, and so on.

After you reach out, you and the professional pest control service can schedule a time for them to swing by your property to take a look. You can show them all the places that you’ve spotted them to give them a head start on where to look.

4. You Have Animals and Children

For those of you that have animals and children at home, you should always be wary of investing in (and using) store-bought pest control solutions. They generally contain harsh chemicals to kill the bugs that are poisonous to humans/animals too.

Because of that, it’s always a good idea to steer clear of the products and contact a professional service from the get-go. They’ll have multiple solutions and resources they can use with your kids and furry friends’ safety in mind.

For example, this will eliminate a situation where your dog steps in the bug spray, then attempt to lick it off their paw.

5. They’re Damaging Your Property

You wouldn’t let a human guest stay in your house if they were destroying your belongings, why act any differently towards pests?

Even if they seem harmless, pests can do plenty of damage. They can eat away at your walls, the rugs, your cabinetry, or even the furniture in an open area of your house. 

Not to mention that pests will carry several germs and bacteria into your home, risking the health of yourself, your kids, and your pets. 

Contact a pest control service before the damage gets out of hand. The longer you wait, the more that they will damage your home and cause complications down the line

Contact a Pest Control Professional Service Right Away

Now that you have seen several different signs that you should reach out to a pest control professional, you must take them to heart.

If you’re new to Arizona or the Tucson area and need to learn about the pests you might deal with, be sure to read this article for more information.

For more inquiries, please be sure to reach out via our contact us page and we will be happy to assist you further.