Pest control can be a real headache. From pernicious insects to opportunistic rodents, these pests can threaten the health of you and your loved ones, and can even damage your furniture, belongings and the very structure of your property!
Often, people detect the signs of an infestation in time and manage to fight the stalking pest on their own, with over-the-counter insecticides, baits or traps. However, not everyone who suffers from a household pest is so lucky.
Whether through carelessness or ignorance, many people do not notice that a pest is spreading. Eventually, the situation will get out of hand and the real problems will begin for these poor people, in their homes, offices, restaurants, stores or other buildings.
The problems get so bad that practical solutions or household methods no longer work. People feel hopeless and frustrated because they can’t get rid of the pest that is plaguing them, and they risk contracting diseases and ending up with damaged property.
Fortunately, exterminators and pest control companies are the most effective solution. With special products, professional techniques, and specific knowledge about different rodents and insects, they will provide you with all the help you need.
But when should you contact them? When is the right time to use their services? At what stage of a pest infestation is it essential to call them? If you are asking yourself these questions and want to know the answers to your doubts, then you have come to the right place!
As AKL Exterminator, the best extermination and pest control experts in Quebec, we will answer here the question of when to call an exterminator, as well as all the considerations you should take into account to solve your problems caused by a domestic pest.
With our professional advice, you can restore peace of mind to your property! Let’s get started!
Reasons to contact an exterminator
There are many reasons why you should seek the help of a professional pest control service, before your case gets worse. But when is the right time? Here we explain the warning signs and things to look for when calling an exterminator. Let’s check them out:
When nests and invaders are visible.
If you see your unwanted tenants running, flying or crawling on or off your property, you should call an exterminator immediately. From mice running around at night to ants crawling on your walls, these are signs of a serious infestation.
Also, if you can identify their nests, colonies, shells or any waste from their offspring, your case requires the immediate attention of exterminators, as this is an indication that the pest is reproducing. You must therefore be on the lookout for signs of its presence and spread.
When your property looks ruined
If you discover that your furniture is gnawed, your clothes are discarded, your kitchen utensils are contaminated or your property is damaged, you should definitely contact an exterminator. Household pests, once established, will take over and damage your belongings without any qualms.
When the sounds, smells and debris become intolerable
From scratching rodents, to buzzing flies, to rustling insects, these situations should concern you. Many pests are also known to emit unpleasant odors, such as cockroaches, and to leave disgusting surprises: their feces and urine.
If you notice these irritating signs in your property, don’t hesitate to call a pest control service, as your troublesome guests are doing their thing, disrupting your peace of mind and ruining the sanitation of your home.
When your property’s infrastructure is damaged
Many household pests can end up destroying the structure of your property: beams, wood, ceilings, walls, pipes, sewers, electrical cables and even heating. Suddenly, your property can experience all kinds of breakdowns because of these bugs.
Whether it’s bugs or rodents, if the infestation is out of control, you can suffer these serious consequences that will cost you a lot of money in the long run if you don’t seek help from a pest control company.
When your food and pantry have been contaminated
One of the main reasons pests invade properties is because of food. If you find that your pantries, storage rooms, or cabinets have been ransacked or contaminated, don’t hesitate to contact an exterminator!
This is a serious problem, as you risk getting sick (as well as losing your precious supplies to abusive insects and rodents).
When illness and physical discomfort occur
As you know, many pests are vectors for dangerous viruses, bacteria, diseases and other pathogens, which can threaten your life and the lives of your loved ones. Many medical complications can arise from these pests and their harmful presence.
For these reasons, if you or your loved ones become ill, suffer unusual symptoms, are bitten, stung, or develop infections, you must call an exterminator immediately! Don’t wait until you are in the hospital!
When your children and pets are in danger
Another big red flag you need to throw to a pest control service is when your children and pets are vulnerable to attack by pests or rodents. Many of these pernicious pests can harm or make your children, dogs and cats sick.
Whether it’s bites, allergies, disease or a myriad of other inconveniences, pests will not hesitate to take advantage of the most defenseless beings on your property. Even your children and pets will be vectors for the merciless spread of your evil invaders.
When your sanity is at stake
The aggravation caused by household pests is not only limited to material and physical damage, but your emotional and mental stability will also be affected. Insomnia, anxiety, stress, night terrors, panic attacks and many other problems will disturb your peace of mind.
Your quality of life will be disrupted by opportunistic insects and rodents, making your stay in your property a living hell. If you are faced with any of the above situations, you should reach out to the pest control experts as soon as possible!
When home methods and over-the-counter products don’t work
If you’ve already tried to control a pest on your own (using pesticides, traps, or baits), and your situation isn’t improving, it’s essential that you contact an exterminator. Also, in the worst case scenario, your own actions can make the infestation worse, due to a lack of knowledge of the pest.
When household methods are not effective, it can mean one of two things: that the infestation has gotten too out of control, or that you have not been able to effectively eradicate the nests or sources of spread. That’s why you should leave your problems in the hands of home pest experts.
Now that you know the warning signs, and know when it’s time to call an exterminator, don’t wait any longer and contact the professionals! Don’t let bugs or rodents ruin your life and disrupt your routine – you need to act immediately to avoid complications!
Don’t forget to watch out for any signs of infestation! The spread of a household pest can be sudden and even unnoticed. Keep an eye out around every corner and don’t miss the most innocuous signs.
And if you’re suffering from the ravages of a pest or rodent pest and urgently need the help of a home pest company, don’t hesitate to consult us! At AKL Exterminator, we are professionals in the extermination and control of all types of pests.
We will help you without saying a word! In addition, we offer different services and products that you can find in our amazing online store, to control all kinds of invaders, from spiders to rodents. We offer our services in the different provinces of Quebec.
You can find us at 5333 Boul. Laurier, suite 128 Terrebonne, J7M 1W1. We guarantee quality products and services against any invasive pest. Do not hesitate to contact us by clicking on the image below! We take calls all the time!