When it comes to pests in our homes, most of us are comfortable taking care of a single spider or another insect. Many people are even comfortable trapping and getting rid of a mouse. You might even feel comfortable taking care of a small any infestation in your kitchen. But when do those minor pest issues become major problems? Is it smart to take the DIY approach to pest control at all? When do you stop relying on your DIY skills and call in an exterminator to your Orange County, CA home? Our team has five signs that it’s time to stop battling the pests on your own and call in a professional team like ours for help.

It’s Time to Call a Professional Exterminator When

You spot certain pests in your home.

There are some pests you just shouldn’t try to deal with yourself. One of these is bed bugs. Bed bug infestations are notoriously difficult to get rid of yourself without professional help, primarily because they lay so many eggs and you’ll need to get rid of those along with all of the adult bugs before you are done with the infestation. Another pest you shouldn’t wait on is mice. Mice reproduce quickly, and if you see one, there is a good chance there are many, many more waiting back at the nest. A good rule of thumb is that if you see more than one of something in your home, it’s time to call in the pros.

You have pets or children at home.

If you have pets or children living in your home, it’s a good idea to employ a professional exterminator to handle your pest control. That’s because the poisons and other DIY methods of pest control can be dangerous and enticing to both pets and kids. These aren’t things you want them to put in their mouths or touch with their paws or fingers. A professional exterminator will know how to battle the infestation while keeping you, your pets, and your children safe.

Your DIY approach isn’t working.

If you’ve tried the do-it-yourself approach to pest control and aren’t having any luck, call a professional. A professional exterminator is going to have different methods to not only get rid of your current infestation but prevent it from ever occurring again. It’s okay to try something yourself; keep in mind, though, that you might end up making the infestation worse because they pests have time to breed and spread in your home while you attempt ineffective treatments.

You don’t want to do it yourself.

We get it. Some people just don’t have the stomach for extermination. Maybe you aren’t scared of a few spiders but mice make your skin crawl. Or maybe you aren’t nervous about ants but fears of termites are keeping you up at night. If you don’t want to do pest control on your own, then call a professional team to do it for you. The key is not to wait; the longer you wait to call in a professional, the worse the infestation is going to get and the more money it’s could cost to contain it. Don’t let your reluctance to deal with pests yourself prevent you from call a professional to do it for you.

The costs of your DIY efforts are skyrocketing.

Some DIY pest control methods are pretty cost effective. A single mouse trap isn’t more than a few bucks, after all. But some methods can be very pricey, especially if they didn’t work the first time and you find yourself doing some repeat treatments. The cost doesn’t just come from the purchase of your materials and tools, either. Some pests can be incredibly destructive and require repairs to your home or the replacement of some of your belongings. The longer your infestation lasts, the more expensive it’s going to be.

How Our Professional Exterminators Can Help Keep Costs Low

Faster, efficient pest control treatment is the most cost-effective answer to your pest problems. The sooner you take care of the pests, the less time they have to breed, spread, and destroy your home. Our team goes a step further and offers a free quote on all of your pest control needs. That way you can get information about the cost before we begin instead of being surprised by a bill at the end of your treatments. Additionally, we keep your costs low by helping ensure that the pests don’t come back. We provide preventative treatments so help keep pests out in the first place and make your home unappealing for them in the future.

Are you experiencing a pest infestation in your Orange County, CA home? It’s time to contact our professional exterminators for help. You can get a free quote on our services by giving us a call or contacting us through our website today.