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4 Signs It's Time To Skip DIY Methods And Call Pest Control Services

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Protecting your home from unwanted insects and small furry creatures is important. There will be times when you can handle these critters on your own. It is important, however, to know your limits and to call pest control services when warranted. These professionals will safely be able to rid your home of menacing creatures. 

Daytime Pests

Whenever you spot a pest during the daylight hours, you'll need to call an exterminator. Since most of the insects and animals that plague a home come out at night, a daytime appearance most likely means you have a large infestation that you won't be able to combat on your own. Pest control specialists will locate all of the critters' hiding spaces and implement a plan to permanently remove them. 

Evidence of Wood-Boring Insects

Wood-boring insects have scissor-like jaws that gnaw through the wood of your home. This will result in severe property damage if the bugs are not quickly eradicated. A few common insects that are known for chewing their way through your support beams include termites, carpenter ants, powderpost beetles, and even carpenter bees. If you are unsure as to which pest is building nests in your wood, pest control services will perform a full inspection and give you a detailed report. 

Rodent Droppings

Rodents are extremely hard to get rid of simply by using store-bought traps. It is always best to call a pest control professional when you see mouse or rat droppings for several reasons. First, rodents reproduce at a rapid rate, and it won't take long before your home is overrun with these creatures. Second, rodents are known for carrying such diseases as rate-bite fever, salmonellosis, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, and even the plague. Third, once the expert rids your home of these pests, he or she can show you where the creatures are getting in, so that you can close up those areas to prevent future infestations. 

Insects That Sting

Another time it is best to call pest control services instead of trying to handle things on your own is when you come across a group of stinging insects. This is especially true if you have children and small pets in the house, or you or someone in the house has a known allergy to the stinging insects. Even if you are not allergic, getting stung is quite painful and can be deadly if you happen to be stung by a large number of the insects at once. Fire ants, bees, wasps, and yellow jackets are a few examples of stinging insects that should be left to the professionals. 

For more information on pest control services, contact a company like Campbell's Pest Control and Landscaping.