It’s all too easy to try to deal with it yourself when you discover a pest problem around your home. After all, there are lots of products on the market which promise to deal with the issue. However, these products often don’t treat the problem as effectively as promised and you could still find yourself with an ongoing problem. You could also be using the wrong product for the pest and exposing yourself and your family unnecessarily to chemicals.
Rather than leaving it too late and risking an infestation, it’s important to know when the time is right to call on pest control.
When to get professional pest control solutions
- You’re spotting pests around the house – It’s normal to see the occasional pest but you might be noticing an increase in numbers around the home. You could lay cockroach baits under furniture but still see cockroaches scuttling away when you turn on the light. Perhaps you’ve tried home treatments but it’s not making a difference. This is a definite sign that it’s time to get pest control in to take a look at your home.
- You can see damage in the home – Although some points are merely an annoyance, there are some pests which can cause serious damage. Pests such as rodents and carpet beetles can be very destructive but are easy to get rid of with professional help. If you’re seeing the start of damage caused by pests, such as damaged textiles or chewed electrical insulation, call in pest control before the damage gets worse.
- You neighbours have had an infestation – Whether it’s rats, cockroaches or any other form of household pests, if your neighbours have had an infestation dealt with then it’s also a good idea for your house to be inspected to see if you’re at risk or infested. This is particularly important if you live in an apartment or in close proximity housing.
- You’ve gone a year without an inspection – Even if you can’t see signs of pests, it’s a good idea to have a pest control expert come to your house on an annual basis to do a routine inspection. This can help stop any problems before they arise, such as the beginning of termite damage, and you can have preventative and barrier treatments put in place.
Call on the pest experts
When you call on pest control professionals, you need to be confident that they can handle whatever pests you may have lurking around your home or business.
At Perth based Bug Busters, we specialise in solutions to a range of pests including termites, rodents, birds, flies, cockroaches, bees and much more. We have a number of different safe and effective treatment methods which we can use depending on the situation. We offer services throughout the Perth metro area including residential, pre-construction and commercial properties.