You’ll get conflicting opinions everywhere you go on whether or not pest control is something you should do yourself, or whether it is something that is best left to the professionals. However, a local London expert in the field will tell you that the serious infestations should be left to the people who know what they’re doing, and that the small ones can be handled by you in certain cases.
It mostly gets broken down into what you need to do to get rid of the pests. For example, if you have an invasion of ants or fruit flies, you can rid of a lot of them simply by cleaning up any food left around, setting up traps or lures for the ants already in you home, and often the problem is solved.
The top ones that normally require help, for most of us, are bed bugs, wasps, moths, rats and cockroaches. And, of course, any serious infestation from flies, mice, squirrels and foxes. When it comes to the top ones on the list, bed bugs (which have made a recent comeback across London and the UK) and cockroaches…whether you only see 2 or 200, they are notoriously hard to get rid of, so a professional is definitely needed to come in and help you find a solution from the get-go.
The general rule that most London professionals in the business go by, is that if you see a solitary mouse, for example, try solving the issue by fixing up holes and setting up traps. Or, look online for help. If it is a serious issue, or you can’t seem to stop a pest from coming into your home or get them out, that’s when a professional can help
On the other hand, if you see that you have bed bugs, cockroaches, rats, wasps or anything else that can cause harm to you and your family, a professional should be called in immediately, so you can get the problem dealt with as soon as possible. Some pests are just a nuisance, while others are just plain dangerous and need to be taken seriously.
If you are someone who is against the use of chemicals and are holding back from calling a professional service for this reason, you’d be surprised now many companies are now offering natural options upon request. Give us a call and see if we can find solutions that will work for you and your needs.
Pest control is not something that any of us want to think about, but sometimes it’s simply necessary. And remember…whatever your problem, you are never alone with it.