When Should I Call a Professional Exterminator?

Some of us have a proclivity for DIY projects. You might have a passion for fixing up the old lawnmower or fashioning a coffee table from wood pallets. Being able to do it yourself is great – it gives you a feeling of satisfaction that you are capable and skilled, and it likely also saves you money.

However, not every task is suitable for DIYers. For instance, you may be tempted to try to control a rodent infestation on your own with traps from the local hardware store. But, you’d be much better off calling a professional animal control service to deal with those rats – it’s just too risky to do it yourself.

Rodent Problems

When there are rodents living in your house, there’s no time to waste. If left alone, they can do significant damage to your home. Rodents have a need to gnaw on objects to file down their ever-growing incisors, and they aren’t too picky. Furniture, walls, doors, baseboards, and many other things make great rat chewing objects.

Their urine and feces also create complications for homeowners. Not only will their excrement undoubtedly give off unpleasant odors, it destroys whatever it sits on. Many walls and ceilings have been completely ruined by rodent infestations due to their waste alone.

Experts Required

Rodent infestations can happen right under your nose, so don’t be ashamed to call a professional. After all, it’s hard to notice one rat in the garage or attic in the course of daily life. It’s likely not until the rodent problem gets out of hand that you will begin to notice the signs. Once you observe rat droppings scattered around areas, bite marks on various surfaces, or even the odd rat scurrying in or around your house, it’s time to call Critter Control® of Ft. Lauderdale.