Operational costs of a home can run quite high. As such, it is not surprising to find that some homeowners may prefer do-it-yourself projects to calling in the professionals in order to save some money. Although this may work for minor renovations and remodelling, it may not if you are dealing with a pest infestation. Some pest infestations can be easily dealt with using store bought insecticides and traps, but if there are extensive colonies breeding on your premises, then you could be in over your head. In addition, some homeowners may not even know how to spot an infestation and only realise when it is too late. Here are some of the signs that you may require professional pest control services.
Unaccountable damages to your property
Property damage can easily be noticed if, for instance, you knock your furniture and it acquires some nicks and dents. However, how do you account for thin tunnels along your walls or gnawed off areas in your furniture or rugs? These are some of the apparent signs that there are pests in your abode. The most common culprit for gnawing is rodents. Moreover, if you find numerous items have been chewed through, ranging from furniture to electric wires, then it is pertinent to enlist professional pest control services so that they can find their nest and annihilate the entire colony before they over run your home.
Lesions and skin irritations
Typically, when you start scratching, you will assume that mosquitoes got you while you are sleeping. However, if the irritation lasts then you could be dealing with something more sinister. Bedbugs are becoming increasingly prevalent and this is not due to unsanitary conditions. Since these pests can travel in anything, they are typically found in locations that experience a lot of transitional traffic such as rental apartments. Their only source of food is blood and once they have a host, they will reproduce and increase their colony in a short time. The chances of dealing with a bedbug infestation on your own though are almost nil. This is because their flat bodies can hide anywhere around the home and they are not limited to your bedroom. If you suspect you have a bedbug infestation, it is best to have professional pest control services come and deal with it to decrease the chances of it recurring. Generally, the pest control unit will require you to vacate the home for a few days to ensure that all the rooms and the belongings in them are properly fumigated.
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