Ten Reasons To Call A Pest Control Company

October 22, 2021

When Do We Call The Pests Expert?

Pests in and around your house are sadly a common thing. From ants, fleas, ticks, and everything in between, they can make living in your own home a nightmare. So you try your best to get rid of them but nothing is working, you have tried everything and you are out of ideas.

So that brings us to the question, when do we call a pest control company? A local pest control company gives you some really good ideas about when to call in an exterminator. In this article, we will go through these 10 reasons you need.

1. You see mud tunnels

Termites are notoriously destructive to your home. If you are walking around outside and you see evidence of mud tunnels, it is time to call in a professional pest controller. You can also keep an eye out for things called frass sightings. These are small clumps of wood around your home. If you see any of these it is time to get a pest controller in.

2. Hives and nests around your home

Whenever you see a hive of bees or a nest of an insect near your ceiling, this means only one thing, you have to call in a professional. Keep an eagle eye on your eaves, balconies, and under your deck, if you have one as these spots keep the nests and hives safe from weather and provide a perfect breeding ground.

3. Small poo droppings

Keep an eye out for small droppings in and around your home. If you happen to see any, this means you could have a rat or mice infestation in your house. If you find any gnawing marks around your kitchen on any surface or floor, then it is time to call a pest controller to get rid of these little critters.

4. Wake up with red marks

Do you have pets in your home and they regularly go outside? If so, there is a fair chance that they could bring fleas into your home. You start noticing little red marks on your body when you are lying around the house or after you wake up, meaning you could have a flea infestation. If you notice the red marks, call a pest controller immediately.

5. Noises in your ceilings

If you hear scratching or chewing sounds from the ceiling or walls of your home, you could very well have a rodent problem or even bats on your roof. If you hear these sounds especially during the night then that points to these animals in your home. So call an exterminator to check your roof and walls out for you.

6. Trails of ants

This will usually be seen inside and particularly in your kitchen. Always make sure all of your food is in air-tight containers and that no food or crumbs are left out or easily accessible for ants. They will find it and there is nothing worse than opening up your pantry and see millions of ants in and on your food. If you see even a small trail of ants, get on top of it quickly and call a professional.

7. Have timber frames in your house

If you do have timber frames in your home and they are at least ten years old, get a professional in to inspect them for pests. Termites can cause serious damage and if your timber hasn’t been pre-treated for termites, you are in danger.

8. Holes in your clothes

If you are suddenly finding small holes in your clothes that have not been worn in a while, then you could have a silverfish problem. It is paramount this gets taken care of quickly to ensure they do not damage other items.

9. Home remedies are not working

If you are trying several DIY home pest control methods and they are not working, then it is time to call the professionals to get the job done.

10. You notice moisture in your home

Horrible pests such as cockroaches love wet places. They love this type of environment. If you do happen to notice damp areas in your home, get the professionals in to quickly get rid of these little pests.


What do you call a pest control guy?

Pest control workers are generally called exterminators. They go to homes and get rid of nasty pests causing havoc in homes.

Are pest control companies worth it?

If your pest infestation is bad enough or you just want to rest assured that your problem will be taken care of, then yes they are worth it.


So there are ten reasons why you should call an exterminator to your home. Always keep an eye on your home for the tell-tale signs that you could have a pest problem.

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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