If you have an infestation of ants, rats, cockroaches, or any other pest, it can be tempting to try and deal with the invasion yourself. You may first try some DIY pest control with household ingredients or traps. If you get the problem early enough, this may work. However, sometimes, DIY strategies aren’t enough. That’s when it’s time to call your local pest control company. Armor Pest Control is Baltimore’s most reliable, affordable pest control service. For a free estimate on your bedbug treatment, give the experts at Armor Pest Control a call. Contact us today!

Pest Scenarios that Require Professional Help

DIY pest control rarely gets to the source of the infestation — most often, it only is dealing with the tip of the iceberg. The infestation often continues to grow out of sight, which can lead to a worse infestation later on and health risks and damage to your property. Here are some types of infestation that often require professional pest control help:

#1: Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are extremely hardy pests that are usually quite difficult to detect. They can live for months without drinking any blood (their primary food source), are resistant to a wide range of temperatures, and can hide out in the least expected spaces in your house. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to address, and even with professional bed bug extermination services, it can take a few treatments before the infestation is eliminated.

#2: Carpenter Ants

Though not as wood-damaging as termites, carpenter ants can still cause significant damage to your home. These large, sometimes-winged ants can hollow out your wood and lead to significant structural damage. Being able to address an infestation requires that you reach more than just the ones ants you see. One of the reasons they are difficult to address on your own is because they usually set up multiple satellite nests, so when you get rid of one they will likely have another one set up somewhere else already. You can try using paint or localized treatments, but oftentimes that won’t be enough. Especially in cases of severe infestation, you should seek out a qualified pest professional to conduct a structural evaluation and treat the problem with a more thorough approach.

#3: Cockroaches

When you see one cockroach, you know there are probably hundreds or thousands more of them already hiding under your fridge or in your walls. Cockroaches are more than just unnerving, they also can spread bacteria that can make you and your family sick. Of course, you want to get rid of them — but the idea of crushing one of them is just so disgusting! Not to worry though; professional cockroach control can help. These nocturnal pests are good hiders, but an exterminator like Armor Pest Control will be able to eliminate most if not all of them for you.

Find a Reliable Pest Exterminator in Baltimore

Don’t gamble and try and deal with a pest infestation on your own. Hire professional exterminators, in particular when you have a tough infestation with insects like the ones listed above that can be difficult to thoroughly eliminate. If you are in Baltimore and are in need of affordable, reliable pest control, reach out to Armor Pest Control today!