When To Call In Professional Pest Control
Anyone with pest issues eventually reaches a point where they can no longer stand the situation. A point where they throw up their hands and finally decide to do something about this. But when does this point come? When is it time to call in a pest professional?
Call for help when you can’t deal with it yourself
Even if you do have pests, it’s not always necessary to employ the services of a qualified pest professional.
There are many DIY methods which are perfectly acceptable. For example, there are a wide variety of poisons and traps which are available in shops.
DIY methods are recommended for people who have occasional pest problems. If you suspect there is a rat in your roof or spot the occasional cockroach then these methods are fine. However, with a more serious infestation, calling in a qualified Cambridge pest control technician is always a better idea.
Do it yourself methods are also fine if the problem goes away. These methods will occasionally work and are sometimes very effective. Pest problems may also spontaneously disappear. You might hear rats for a few days then suddenly they leave. Believe it or not, this does happen.
When is it time to get a pest professional in?
On the other hand, there are situations when you should immediately call in a pest professional. In most cases this is when the infestation is severe. If your roof is heaving with rats, then it’s a bad idea to attempt to remove them yourself.
Placing traps or poisons has almost no effect in this type of situation. Another time to call a pro is when the problem will not go away. If you’ve done everything you can and the pests are still there, then it’s time to get professional help.
A pest professional is also recommended for people who run businesses. There are certain businesses which cannot afford to fool around with DIY methods. Pests can affect your livelihood and you must immediately remove them.
This is why all businesses – especially food businesses – should have routine pest maintenance and pest control contract. It’s important that pest control is routinely done in these types of businesses.
This way pest issues are handled well ahead of time and you avoid the problem of infestation. Ultimately early intervention is always better in the long run.
What you also have to realise is that pest control solutions can be extremely hazardous to your health. Even commercially available pesticides are highly toxic. If you have a house where there are small children or pets, then maybe you should avoid these solutions. While it might sound like an exaggeration, there is always the chance that you inadvertently poison or harm your family. Contact us today for a free quote. Don’t take chances.