Every day, people succeed in getting rid of insects and other pests via a DIY approach. If you catch an ant infestation early, for example, laying down a few baits will often do the trick. But there are certain situations in which a DIY approach is a poor choice and you're better off calling a pest control company. Here are some of those situations.
You have rodents.
Getting rid of rodents yourself is really hard. You might trap a few, but chances are, by the time you see these pests, there are more than a few of them around. They breed really quickly, so if you don't eradicate them quickly, you'll just have more to deal with. On top of all that, the baits and poisons sometimes used to exterminate rodents can be dangerous to pets and children, so you really don't want to mess with those. A pest control company can safely trap and otherwise eradicate any rodents from your home. They can also figure out how they're getting inside so you can take steps to exclude them in the future.
You're allergic to the pests.
Many people are allergic to the proteins in cockroach exoskeletons. Others find the urine and feces left behind by rodents to be really irritating. If this is true of you, then you probably don't want to spend time around the places where the pests are hiding out, even if it is to eradicate them. Instead, hire a pest control company. Their technicians come dressed in the appropriate attire to stay safe, and they can make sure they contain or clean up any mess so you can limit your exposure to allergens.
You're seeing a lot of pests.
Whether you're dealing with ants, earwigs, cockroaches, or another species entirely, seeing a lot of them is quite different from seeing a few. If your home seems to be overrun by the pests, then they have been around for a while, and they probably have an established colony. Eradicating them, at this point, often means locating and removing their nest, rather than just trapping or baiting individual pests. This is a task best left to the pros, especially considering you don't have any time to waste when your home has already been over-run!
DIY pest control can be a good idea or a bad idea, depending on your circumstances. When in doubt, a professional exterminator has the answers. Contact someone like EcoNet Pest Control in your area.