Quite often when we think of pest control services, it will be wasps and rats that are brought to mind. But there are many other creatures that can cause problems if not dealt with. There are certain ones that can be treated by the homeowner, but some need the assistance of a professional to ensure they are permanently removed and not left to damage the property or surrounding area. Main pests to remove through professional means include the following.
Black ants – These are difficult to exterminate as it is only possible to fully remove them if the seat to the colony is targeted. It is rare that they will be removed with one treatment so be prepared to arrange a follow-up one. It is made more difficult when flying ants are involved as there are additional ways that they can enter the property, so additional means will be needed to ensure they are removed.
Cockroaches – These will have to be removed quickly, because they are adept at running over shiny services, meaning many areas of the kitchen will not be off limit to them. This includes also the food preparation surfaces. This will often be a two-way approach, with insecticide being used alongside traps so that they can be removed swiftly.
Hornets – These are quite vicious and while unlikely to sting humans, it is not unheard of. They will also be protective of nests, so you will want to get someone with protective clothing in to remove them for you. Due to their size – they are noticeably larger than normal wasps – they can be intimidating.
Bedbugs – Parents may be used to saying to their children “don’t let the bed bugs bite” at the end of the little rhyme, but it is underestimated just how many bedbugs there are in children’s beds and bedrooms around the world. They don’t just live in the beds, but virtually all around the room and as there are 4 possible breeding times a year, once they are there they will be hard to remove. When the room is being sprayed it is important to make sure that there is no one around. Also to give a better chance of getting rid of them all, rooms around the infected one should be treated as well.
Earwigs – Not all infestations are found in old areas that may have been a bit neglected as earwigs are most likely to be found in new housing developments. They are small so can be easily missed, and the best way to remove them is to identify how they are getting in, block this up and then kill them with insecticide.
The main reason to get a professional will be to ensure the person knows what they are looking for and what they are doing during the fumigation/spraying process. By not getting rid of them all as well as preventing them coming back, there is the risk that they will stay or at least come back and the problem will become worse than before. It is worth the time and money it takes to get rid of the problem right away.