When to call in professional help: If you spot a nest, it’s time for pest control to intervene. While there are some DIY products to help tear them down, it’s much easier and safer to have the pros handle and remove an active nest.
Mice and rats
When to call in professional help: It’s a good idea to get professional help once you notice mosquitos swarming in your backyard, or, even worse, inside your house.
When to call in professional help: Once you spot a cockroach, you should call the pros since this pest is a prolific breeder and hard to eliminate.
When to call in professional help: If you see signs of termites—including wings they've shed and holes in wood—give pest control a call.
When to call in professional help: Having around two spiders in your house isn't a huge deal, but watch for a sudden influx. If you see more than a few, call pest control. If you find a web, break it. If you notice it’s been rebuilt, that’s another indicator you should call in the pros.
Wasps and bees
When to call in professional help: If you see something, say something. While there are ways to trap a mouse or rat yourself, it’s much easier (and less stressful) to call pest control. You don’t have to wait until you spot one either; once you see droppings, that’s a sure sign they’re inside.
When to call in professional help: Once you see one, call for professional help.