This blog dives into when to call pest control vs when to go diy. Whether you are dealing with mice, cockroaches, or ants we will let you know when it's time to give the professionals a call.
When To Call Pest Control
Anyone who has ever had to deal with pests will tell you, the hardest part is knowing when it's time to call the professionals. Not to worry! We have some tips that may help you make the decision of when to seek professional help for your pest problems. First off, everyone is going to have a different level of minor issues they are willing to deal with, however the health and safety of your families and pets are always of the highest priority, always seek the help of pest management professionals if/when the infestation begins to directly threaten the ones you love. It is also a good idea to seek the help of professionals when the issue starts to become a financial burden.
In the beginning of a pest issue it can be much more affordable to try and mitigate the situation through home remedies, but these types of pest situations can quickly get out of hand. What once was the more cost effective method can soon become a money pit for home owners. Keep a close eye on the progress of at home remedies, if you notice little to no change in the directed time frame for your at home option, or even if the situation gets worse while actively working to fix it, it's time to call the professionals at Fortified Pest Management (FPM).
Home remedies and calling professional pest management are both reactionary forms of pest management and they are both generally more expensive in the long run. The other option instead of reactive pest control is preventative pest management or PPM. PPM is the practice of monitoring and maintaining a property in order to keep pests from ever establishing themselves in the first place. Preventative Pest Control can save a homeowner thousands of dollars in property damage by avoiding the situation all together. Fortified Pest Management does offer PPM and does so using our eco conscious Integrated pest management (IPM) approach. This means after we identify potential problem areas on your property or in your home we will utilize natural predators and make physical changes to habitat before ever using a chemical. When chemicals are used in IPM only those deemed safe and tolerable are used. FPM only uses chemicals and other IPM products that are made here in the United States.
When to Call Pest Control for Ants
Ants are a common issue for home owners and business owners alike. Whether it's carpenter ants, imported red fire ants, or crazy ants from the Caribbean they can show up out of nowhere and wreak havoc. The two main signs it's time to contact the professionals are first, if a massive infestation appears out of nowhere. This is a sign of a potential super colony and is extremely hard to get rid of. Second is if multiple at home remedies have been attempted (two to three attempts) and the ants keep returning. This is a sign that the ants are not phased by your DIY attempts and are able to regroup and come back to your home. FPM is well equipped to handle all of your ant needs in the Clark County area.
When to Call Pest Control for Mice
Dealing with a mouse infestation can be one of the more difficult home pest issues because of how hard it can be to even tell if you have a mouse problem or not. Luckily mice are incontinent so if you have them, they will leave droppings behind. Mice are also messy eaters, leaving behind wood shavings after chewing through wood in your home. Check cabinets and drawers in your kitchen often if you think you might be dealing with a few mice in your home. And if the infestation is large enough it will give off an ammonia like odor. Feel free to drop a few traps when you find the dropping or shavings but we still recommend calling professional help in this case because they have access to much more effective tools to deal with mice. Also make sure to call immediately if you ever notice the ammonia like smell of a large mouse nest, these are extremely unhealthy and can cause serious illness in those that come in contact.
When to Call Pest Control for Cockroaches
A pest management rule of thumb for cockroaches is to call for help when you see two. Even if you don't call after seeing two roaches and decide to try a DIY or YouTube solution go right ahead, if used properly and in the right time frame some home options may provide some help. However, similar to mice, large cockroach infestations can create a rather noxious smell that can be a dead give away, if you notice this smell after seeing a few roaches make sure to call for pest management. Also if the place that you see the cockroaches is where you keep your food please call the pest professionals. If they have found your food storage they can make you sick if you consume food they have walked across, crawled through, or even food prepared on a surface they have walked over.
At the end of the day it's up to you whether you call the pest professionals or decide to give it a good college try and tackle that pest yourself. If you feel you are up to the task please make sure to do all the necessary research before using any chemicals or lethal options as they more than likely also pose a risk to your family, pets, and house plants. If your college try flops, don’t worry Fortified Pest Management has the answers. Call or reach out online to set up your free in-home estimate today. Fortified also offers Preventative Pest Management options today if you haven't yet reached the point of no return. PPM is becoming more and more popular for homeowners in Nevada to help ensure high property value. Whether your needs are reactive or preventative, Fortified Pest Management is here to offer our expert help to you. By choosing Fortified Pest Management you are ensuring that not only will proper integrated pest management be applied to your home, it will be done using 100% American made products that are eco-conscious and recyclable. Fortified Pest Management is here to help. Remember, Fortified Pest Management is fully Licensed, Bonded and Insured. We are family owned, Pet Friendly and ALWAYS come with a 100% Money Back Guarantee. Whether you need a residential or professional estimate we are here to help. From Pigeons to Roof Rats, Spiders to Termites, Scorpions to Bed Bugs we will help you sleep better at night.