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Sure, there always are a couple of roaches or the like roaming around in your home. Nothing a little raid from time to time can clean up. Except sometimes, that couple turns into a full blown infestation all of a sudden, leaving you stunned and disgusted. When exactly is the point that you need to stop everything and call the local exterminator? Well, here is how you know it’s time.

There’s damage to your home and property

Have you been finding chewed upon sweaters and gnawed up furniture? What about wires that have been fraying thanks to what looks like teeth marks? Have you found any evidence of nibbled up food? This kind of property damage comes courtesy of pests like rats and other rodents. And if you don’t call the exterminator right away upon seeing these signs, it could turn out to be very bad news for your house. After all, chewed upon wires can easily cause electrical shorts and fires, while termites could potentially wreak havoc upon the interior structure of your home.

If you’ve been finding evidence of pests causing property damage, call an exterminator right away, no matter how much of a DIY-er you may be. Your home could be a risk to your safety if it is structurally compromised. In the long run, it would be a lot more expensive for you to repair the damage caused to your home than of paying for professional pest control services.

You’re prone to health problems

If you struggle with respiratory problems, or are allergic or sensitive to certain chemicals, the DIY lifestyle just isn’t for you when it comes to pest control. Insecticides and repellents that are sold in most stores tend to have powerful and potentially hazardous chemicals. Individuals who could have a strong adverse reaction to such chemicals should not put themselves at risk by inhaling fumes from such sprays. Call a professional exterminator to do the job instead. You should let pest control services know about your medical concerns so they use the best possible treatment option to get rid of the creatures. Once they are done, ventilate your home and avoid the fumes present in your house.

There are too many pests to ignore

If you have been encountering more pests than you normally did, you are probably experiencing a full blown infestation. A larger amount of sighting indicates that these pests’ nests are full to the brim and over-flowing. You’ll also know that their growing numbers are a problem if they’ve been leaving behind droppings. Or you might have started hearing rustling and scampering sounds in the middle of the night when the house is dead quiet. When these critters start making their presence known and impossible to ignore, you know you are in for a problem. All of these signs point towards an infestation you are not equipped to handle yourself. Call an exterminator, especially if you suspect you have rodents.