The only living things in your home should be the ones you choose to have present. Other than family members and pets, there is no room for insects and other pests. If you are in doubt about when it's time to call a professional and arrange for some type of pest control treatment, here are a few signs to consider. If even one of them applies to you, call a professional today.
Mysterious Specks Along the Baseboards
While you haven't actually seen any pests, they have left behind indications of their presence. Specifically, there are tiny specks found along the baseboards. What you may not realize is that those specks are often the waste products left by different types of crawling insects. Along with being unsanitary, those specks are only minor signs of a much larger problem. Before those pests can begin to cause real damage, they need to be eliminated by a pest control professional.
Tiny Nicks on Food Packaging
Did you know that ants and roaches can get into the pantry and chew on the food packaging. Those tiny frayed areas you find on corners and along box tops are not due to the way they were handled at the supermarket. Those are signs you have bugs attempting to get to the food you pay for with your hard-earned cash. If they successfully get to the food, you have no choice but to throw it away. A better solution is to call a professional and have the infestation dealt with immediately.
You Wake Up Itching
Do you notice that you wake up irritable, have an irresistible urge to scratch, and have tiny red marks on the skin? Those are all signs you have bed bugs. If they are in the bed linens, you can bet they have found their way into the carpeting, the window treatments, and your clothing. They are likely in at least some of your upholstered furniture. Your best bet is to call a pest control company that can administer heat treatments and rid the home of those bed bugs. Since the heat will even kill the bugs in the mattresses and the furniture upholstery, you don't have to worry about the infestation starting up again. You also won't have to replace the mattresses or the any of your furniture.
Going For a Midnight Snack Brings a Surprise
You wander into the kitchen for a late night snack. When you turn on the light, an unbelievable amount of cockroaches scatter in every direction. While that's upsetting enough, think about this: those roaches only represent a fraction of how many are currently in your home.
Forget about trying to take care of the problem yourself. Call a professional who can inspect the home from top to bottom, and treat the place so the roaches will be gone for good.
Over the Counter Products Don't Work
Admit it, you tried to save money by purchasing over the counter pest control products. The problem is they do little more than keep the bugs you see at bay. They are no match for an infestation. Call a professional and stop trying to deal with the problem alone. It will be resolved much sooner.
Call today and arrange for a pest control expert to visit your home. It won't take long to identify the extent of the problem, come up with a plan of action, and administer the treatments. Rest assured that you will soon have your home to yourself once again.