When Should you Call a Pest Control Expert?

The return of good weather often means the return of much less desired guests, namely pests such as ants, flies, cockroaches and other parasites. Even though there are many over-the-counter products to control vermin of all kinds, the situation sometimes gets so bad that calling in professionals like those at Gestion parasitaire du Québec is the only sensible option. Here are some signs or reasons indicating it’s time to consider turning your pest problem to the experts.

You’re Already Facing a Real Infestation

It may seem obvious, but the mere sight of a fly (especially in summer) or an ant doesn’t necessarily justify calling the big guns. The over-the-counter products we mentioned above are suitable solutions to the manageable presence of unwanted insects and rodents, so you should start by putting these pesticides to good use if you see one or a small group of these unwanted creatures in your home. That being said, you shouldn’t regularly see long lines of ants parading past your eyes, nor should squads of several flies head resolutely towards your kitchen on a daily basis. If there are enough insects and other harmful creatures in your household that you see all kinds of them and / or several times a day, it’s definitely time to pass the torch to the professionals.

You Can’t Solve the Problem by Yourself
Sometimes the amount of vermin present is not an overwhelming problem, but you are still unable to get rid of a cheeky unwanted creature. Have you tried mouse / rat traps, poison baits, and / or the strongest over-the-counter pesticides, but can’t seem to get rid of the pest that seems to be blatantly taunting you? You’ve done all you can, it’s time to let the experts take over.

You’re Worried About your safety and your Family Well-Being

This may seem a tad extreme, but many pest creatures carry potentially serious diseases transmitted through bites and / or simple contact with their bodies or the feces they leave in their path. It’s usually rodents – primarily rats and mice – that cause these kinds of concerns, but getting rid of certain insects almost invariably requires the intervention of professionals with the expertise and equipment necessary to carry out this delicate operation. For example, dislodging a wasp nest is a task that should never be undertaken by an amateur, nor should the eradication of bed bugs be trusted to a newbie.

Even if these 2 particular cases don’t apply to you, it’s still possible that insects that you’ve never seen with your own eyes have already launched the offensive: if you wake up with redness and / or inexplicable stings or bites on the skin, you’re already on the menu of pests that have invaded your home. Rather than attempting to fight an invisible enemy on your own, give a ring to seasoned pest control expert and let them take care of the issue for you.

Vermin is a fact of life that almost all of us will have to deal with one day or another. If your experience in this area is limited to a few insects or a pair of rodents that you’re able to scare away before they proliferate, good for you. On the other hand, if you are the victim of a real infestation of a large quantity of pests belonging to several species of vermin to the point that you no longer feel safe at home … it’s time to call the experts to the rescue!

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