If you’ve noticed signs of an infestation in your home, your first thought might be to tackle the problem on your own. However, while you can solve minor pest problems with DIY methods, you might require help from an exterminator, depending on the infestation type and size.

Here are some of the problems an exterminator can help you solve.

1. Spiders

According to experts, the black widow is the only type of spider in BC whose venom is considered medically significant. This spider is shy and does not seek human interaction, and can only be found in certain areas. So there is a good chance you will never encounter one. Still, spiders of any kind can be a nuisance.

If you have discovered spiders on your property, you should call an exterminator immediately. While you may not be familiar with the types of spiders that exist, an exterminator can identify them by examining their features and will know the best way to get rid of the problem.

2. Termites

No one wants to discover termites on their property.

Termites are considered one of the worst pests to have given the level of damage they can cause. If left unchecked, termites can cause thousands of dollars in property damage and can make your home unsafe.

There are different types of termites, each operating uniquely and each requiring different pest control approaches. An exterminator who is experienced in termite control can put together a plan that will address the problem.

3. Rodents

Rodents can transmit deadly diseases, like hantavirus and leptospirosis, to humans. They can also cause property damage. Rats and mice can enter your home through tiny openings, and they reproduce quickly. What started as a small problem can become a large infestation in a short time.

If you’ve tried DIY methods but still have rodents, call an exterminator right away.

4. Roaches

Roaches are filthy, smelly pests that can spread disease, and they can be difficult to exterminate. As a result, an exterminator may have to perform multiple treatments to identify nest areas and get rid of the infestation.

5. Flies

Flies can spread bacteria when they land on food, utensils and frequently touched surfaces. The housefly and fruit fly are the two species commonly found in homes.

Exterminators can trap adult flies and destroy eggs to control the problem.

6. Bed bugs

It can be extremely difficult to get rid of bed bugs. While you can take steps to prevent an infestation, once you have bed bugs, your best option is to contact a professional. An exterminator can administer a thorough insecticide treatment to get rid of bed bugs.

7. Fleas

Fleas can gain entry to a home by attaching to the pets that live there. Fleas attack both pets and humans, and their bites can cause dangerous infections. A pest control professional can administer treatments to kill adult fleas and larvae.

8. Ants

During the warmer months of the year, ants become more present. Ants often enter a building searching for food, and while you may see only a few ants in your home, there could be nests and colonies within the walls. An exterminator will perform a proper assessment to locate colonies and destroy them.

Are you searching for an exterminator?

If you are dealing with an infestation, there is no better pest control company to help than Pest Detective. With over 30 years of experience in the industry, we identify and treat problem areas in your home and implement strategies to reduce the likelihood of reinfestation.

We have convenient locations throughout British Columbia serving Vancouver, North Vancouver, Victoria, Langley, Tri-Cities, Whistler/Sea-to-Sky, Fraser Valley, the Sunshine Coast, South Okanagan, Kelowna and the Lower Mainland.

Call or visit our website today to schedule a free pest control consultation.