How Often Do You Need to Bring An Exterminator In To Your Home?

by Lana Miller - June 21, 2018

Keeping a clean home is crucial to keeping weird critters and bugs away, but sometimes it doesn’t seem to be enough. No matter how much you sweep, dust, or wipe, you keep noticing strange bugs and dirt in your home. This can be the case when it comes to pest infestation.

Do You Currently Have an Infestation in Your Home?

First of all, you have to think about whether or not you have an active infestation in your home. There are various signs you can keep an eye out for. Next time you’re making your cleaning rounds, be sure to check under cushions, under mattresses, and in often overseen corners. Keep in mind the amount of spiders you see, and immediately be suspicious of any ladybugs. You should also realize that there are different levels of infestation, which can also affect the number of pest control treatments that you need to have done in your home.

For example, if your home currently has an severe or visible infestation, then you may need to have someone come out as soon as possible, to prevent it from getting worse. This can be the case when you notice strange droppings or small bugs after you dusted or sweeped. This can be especially prominent if you clean everyday (which is why you should keep your house as clean as possible) as they are bound to stand out. This can also apply to an outbreak with pests that are hard to get rid of, such as bed bugs, for example. The sooner the better, as if it’s truly a serious outbreak, they’ll probably need to come back multiple times to take care of it. On the other hand, if you merely have a simple infestation, then an exterminator might be able to do it on a shorter time span. It would be best in either cases to call as soon as you can.  

Is Your Home More Prone to Infestations?

So how often do you need an exterminators services? Well, exterminators will have different plans ready for you depending on the level of infestation. Additionally, if you live in an area that has a humid climate, for example, your home could be more prone to a cockroach infestation so that you may need exterminators more frequently. If you live in a house where you aren’t accustomed to dealing with pest control problems, however, you might not need to have treatments done quite as often.

As you can probably tell, there are a few things that you should think about when determining whether or not it’s time to bring a pest control professional into your home. If you still have questions, consider contacting a reliable and experienced pest control professional in your area. Then, he or she can help you determine the types of pest treatments that you might need in your home and can help you identify how frequently you should have him or her perform these treatments. Additionally, you’ll want to read up on how to prevent future infestations, and keep your home pest-clean. After all, it’s always going to be easier to prevent, notice, and deal with this type of issue when you’re home is clean.