Pest problems always start small. You see a couple of ants. You glimpse a mouse running through your backyard. You’re enjoying a meal on your porch, and you notice a couple of wasps getting friendly with your sandwich.
These problems all seem innocuous, but they can lead to serious infestations. We’re not going to tell you that you need an exterminator every time you see a pest – but there are warning signs that the problem may be out of your control. When those signs come up, you can always count on us.
The pests are dangerous
A single wasp might not be that scary, but if you see a wasp’s nest – or worse yet, a hornet’s nest – it’s a problem that’s best handled by professionals. Trying to get rid of those nests yourself can lead to serious injury, and leaving them alone can lead to more stings than it’s worth.
Bed bugs are another dangerous pest that pop up all over Winnipeg. People often think of bed bugs as more annoying than they are dangerous – but make no mistake. Bed bug infestations can lead to allergic reactions, infections, and mental health problems, according to the EPA.
Even mice can be dangerous, as their feces can carry hantavirus. If you’ve got dangerous pests, and you can’t handle them yourself, call an exterminator.
You can’t seem to deal with the pests yourself
When you’ve used ant baits, mouse traps, or any and all of the other tools in your inventory, and pests just keep coming back, it’s time to call an exterminator.
Most people avoid calling exterminators because they don’t want to pay a professional when they feel like they can solve the problem themselves. But the tools you use will cost money. You might also have to throw out food, and you’ll certainly have to spend time to solve the problem.
And, as we all know, time is money.
It’s one of the situations where the phrase “penny wise, pound foolish” applies. We encourage you to try to solve the problem yourself if it’s small, but if it starts barreling out of control, call an exterminator – you’ll probably end up saving money in the long run.
The pests are notoriously difficult to deal with
Cockroaches and bed bugs are the two pests we have in mind. They live through just about anything, they hide in the strangest places, and they often show up in huge numbers. With bed bugs, cockroaches, and similar pests, we recommend not even bothering to try to deal with the problem yourself – call an exterminator right away.
There are a lot of pests
A stray field mouse? Easy enough to catch. But when you’re setting traps and catching mice every day, you likely have a massive infestation on your hands.
A good exterminator will not only get rid of pests – they’ll also help you find out how those pests are entering your home. They’ll advise you on how to keep your home safe from further infestations – which can save you a lot of money over time.
You’re tired of dealing with pests
You don’t have to be the hero. If you’ve been fighting with pests and you’re just sick of doing it, call an exterminator.
Stress can cause very real mental health problems. Anyone who has tried to go to sleep at night, only to hear the gnawing and scurrying of mice, or worrying about bed bug bites, knows what we’re talking about. You don’t have to feel like a prisoner in your own home – an exterminator can help.
If you’re tired of dealing with pests, visit our website. We offer pest control solutions in Winnipeg and the surrounding area – we can help you.