Pest exterminator guy removing termite mud tubes on wall. Pests are a year-round problem in California, but the warmer temperatures and higher moisture levels in spring definitely lead to an increase in the level of infestation across the state. If you are like most people, you don’t want to see ants, spiders or any other bugs in the interior of your home. Not only are some pests destructive, but others pose health issues that could harm you or the people you love.

If you want to get rid of pests quickly and efficiently, pick up the phone and call a pest control professional. While you can try and handle the problem on your own, there are inherent issues associated with doing so. The following points indicate why hiring a pest control professional may be in your best interest.

  1.  Knowledge

In order to effectively eliminate a pest, you must know what you are up against. There are a number of different pests that are commonly confused for one another; for example, it can be hard to tell the difference between carpenter ants and termites. Fleas and bed bugs are two pests that are also difficult to tell apart. A pest control professional arrives at your home prepared to examine and identify the issue. They then take the appropriate steps to rid you of your pests.

If you’ve tried to solve a pest problem on your own and had limited success, you may not be targeting the correct insect.

  1. Health

Pest aren’t just a nuisance; some can expose you to bacteria and disease. Roaches, in particular, are well known for causing illness in humans. They are carriers of salmonella and e-coli, for example. And they aren’t the only ones to watch out for, either. Ants, bees, and ticks all have a host of health issues associated with them. When you hire a pest control professional, that individual will work to quickly (and efficiently) rid your property of an infestation.

If you attempt to put down chemicals on your own, you risk your health, especially if you aren’t familiar with the products you are using. If you do attempt to treat the problem yourself, make sure you follow the directions as they are written and take care to protect plants, animals and young children.

Licensed pest control expert spraying treatment on a tree.

  1. Personalized Service

You want to be comfortable in your home. When you hire a pest control company, they take the time to look at your layout and what you are dealing with so they can formulate a plan that specifically works for you. In particular, they look at the big picture and think about how they can help you keep bugs out now and in the future.

The pest company will talk over your options with you and let you know how they can help you. They’ll watch your property over time so that you don’t have to, and keep you informed about where they are treating and what they are doing. Time is valuable, and not having to constantly worry about bugs is a huge relief for many homeowners. We also have friends in Phoneix that handle pest control, check out Green Home Pest Control if you live in Arizona.

There are a number of reasons why hiring a pest control professional is better than trying to handle the issue on your own. When you are ready to take the next step and rid your property of pests for good, give the pest control experts of The Bug Guys a call. Servicing Coachella Valley, CA for 18 years, The Bug Guys can handle all of your pest problems.