Many people procrastinate about getting help for pest issues – partly because they think that they can deal with the problem themselves or perhaps due to the fear of spending lots of money. However, this not only postpones the problem but can also make the infestation worse.
DIY pest control is an incredible way of getting rid of pests from your home – especially when the infestation is not widespread. Unfortunately, pest activities are often discovered when the pests are overcrowded, and the problem has escalated. So, it’s always in your best interest to let a Boulder pest control expert handle to pest problem as soon as you spot a pest in your home. These experts have gone through training and have the necessary experience to eliminate all kinds of pests from your home. If you were considering doing it yourself, then here are instances when DIY pest control won’t cut it:
When you are dealing with destructive pests
One or two fruit flies in your home may not cause much of a concern. All you need to do to eliminate them is to clear the food source, and voila, they will be out. But when the pests in question are destructive, like termites, you should run to your phone as fast as your legs allow and have the professional come over.
Termites are known to cause more than $5 billion in property damage every year. They chew through floors, walls and ceilings and can compromise with the structural integrity of your home within a short period. Unfortunately, this damage is often not covered by homeowners’ insurance covers, so you’ll need to pay for all these expenses out of pocket. Professionals can assess and uncover termite activities on time, and exterminate them before the issue gets out of hand.
You should also call professionals when you have wood-boring insects like carpenter bees, carpenter ants and powder post beetles infestation because these can cause structural damage, and consequently lead to thousands of dollars in repair costs.
When dealing with disease-causing pests
When your home is infested with disease-causing pests like ticks, mosquitoes, rodents, or cockroaches, it may be a great idea to bring in professionals. This way, you can rest easy knowing your loved ones are safe.
When you have heavy or recurring infestations
If you have tried DIY but still notice pest activity a few days or weeks after treatment, or if you notice a growing number of pests, then it’s time to call an expert. Reoccurring infestations indicate that your home is a haven for pests. There could be a small access point (like a crack or crevice) on the wall that’s serving as the entry point for the pests. Or a leakage below the kitchen sink that’s providing a conducive environment for cockroaches. Whatever the reason, an expert will access your home, uncover infestation and help you deal with the problem once and for all.
DIY methods may not be adequate for huge pest problems either. And since these pests present their own sets of challenges, its best to leave any sizable pest infestation to the professionals.