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When to Call Pest Control

Mar 4, 2024
When to Call Pest Control

Handling a pest infestation can be challenging, and many people opt to tackle the issue on their own using at-home pest solutions. However, you should always be on the lookout for signs that indicate when it's time to call in professional pest control services.  

If your at-home solutions are not providing relief from the infestation, or if the problem persists and gets worse, it may be time to seek the expertise of a pest control professional. 

In this blog post, we will explain what you should do if you have a pest infestation, various kinds of pests and how you can handle them, and signs that your at-home pest solutions are not working.  


What is a Pest Problem? 


Having a pest infestation can be a nightmare for many homeowners.  

Below, we have outlined the warning signs of a pest infestation, how to handle a small infestation, and what to do when your pest infestation becomes a problem.


The warning signs of a pest infestation may include:  


If you see droppings, hear scratching or scurrying noises, find chewed-up food packaging, or even spot the pests themselves. 

Pests like rodents, insects, or even wildlife can wreak havoc on your home, causing damage to your property and posing health risks to you and your family. 


How to control an occasional or small at-home pest infestation:  


We recommend utilizing at-home pest control methods like mouse traps or insect repellents, which can be effective for dealing with small infestations or occasional sightings.  

However, there comes a time when it is necessary to seek professional help. 


What you can do when your pest infestation becomes a problem:  


 If your pest problem persists despite your best efforts, it may be time to consider calling in a professional pest control service. Infestations can quickly spiral out of control, causing more damage and resulting in a larger and more expensive problem to deal with. 

Professional pest control services have the expertise and resources to identify the extent of the infestation and create a comprehensive plan to eradicate the pests from your home while also preventing future infestations. 

When it comes to pest infestations, it is important to act quickly and decisively to address the problem before it gets worse. Do not hesitate to seek professional assistance when your at-home methods are no longer effective. 


Different Types of Pests and How to Handle Them 


It is important to act as soon as you notice any pests in your home or place of work. We recommend that you call pest control after seeing just one or two pests, as it can prevent severe damage to either your property or health risks for residents. 

Below we have outlined different kinds of pests to look out for and how you can handle them.  


  1. Ants: Ants can spread quickly, especially in warmer weather. If you see just a few ants, it is best to address the issue quickly to prevent a larger infestation.

  2. Cockroach: Cockroaches are known for their rapid reproduction rate. If you spot just one or two, there likely are more hiding nearby. Calling pest control is advisable to prevent further spread.

  3. Fleas: Fleas can multiply rapidly and infest your home. A few fleas could indicate a larger problem, so it is best to call pest control as soon as possible.

  4. Flies: Flies can spread diseases and multiply quickly. If you notice an increase in their numbers, it is best to act promptly.

  5. Rodents: Mice and rats can reproduce rapidly and cause considerable damage. If you spot just one or two, it is a sign that there may be more hiding. Calling pest control is recommended.

  6. Insects and Bugs: Some insects and bugs may not spread as quickly as others, but it is best to address any infestation early to prevent escalation. 


Signs Your at-Home Pest Control Solutions Are Not Working 


If you have implemented at-home pest control solutions but still notice persistent sightings of pests for weeks afterward, this could be a sign that your efforts are failing. 

Below, we have written out some signs that your at-home solutions are not working.  

  1. If you start to see signs of damage to your property, furniture, or appliances, it's likely that the pests are still present and causing harm.

  2. The appearance of a new pest species that was not previously seen in your home.

  3. If you smell unpleasant odors, especially in areas where pests are commonly found. 

  4. Nesting, mating, or breeding of pests in your home.

  5. Repeated treatments that initially show positive results but fail to address the root of the problem are another indication that your at-home pest control is failing.  

If you notice any of these signs, it may be time to seek professional pest control services to effectively address the issue and prevent further damage to your property. 


Control your Pests with FE Crime Scene Cleanup 


At Faith Environmental Crime Scene Cleanup, we offer you a comprehensive solution to pest control, handling any pest infestations.  

Our experience and expertise with pests let us handle a wide range of pests efficiently and effectively.  

Whether you are dealing with rodents, insects, or any other pests, FE Crime Scene Cleanup has the knowledge and resources to effectively control the situation.  

With our reliable and thorough approach, you can rest assured that your pest problems will be resolved quickly and efficiently.  

Trust FE Crime Scene Cleanup to take care of your pest control needs and enjoy a pest-free environment in no time. 

Click here to reach out to Faith Environmental Crime Scene Cleanup now!   

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