Do Pest Problems Ever Take Care Of Themselves?
If there’s one thing that everyone loves, it’s when a problem takes care of itself. If a loud person on the bus or train leaves without anyone having to get into an ugly confrontation, that’s a relief to everyone. But if you have an infestation of roaches, termites, mice or some other pest, can you hope for the best, and wait it out, so you don’t have to call for an extermination company?
Some Pests Are Seasonal So Call An Extermination Company
If you’re dealing with pests outdoors, patience may sometimes win the day. Mosquitos and ticks, for example, are insects of the summer. Once winter arrives, they die off for the season, so if you’re willing to endure their presence for a few months, this type of infestation will get killed off by the cold.
This is more of a “war of attrition” approach for but for some people it works.
Indoors Is Another Story
However, once a pest gets into your home, such as mice, rats, roaches, or termites, waiting it out may not be possible. In the case of termites, waiting it out may be a financial disaster, and you should call an extermination company as soon as you know.
Termites, as one example, eat wood. The only reason they will leave your home, given enough time, is because they have eaten any available wood they can find in your home. If you’re willing to let the value of the home you bought go down as they compromise the structural integrity, then waiting is an option.
However, for other pests, like rodents and roaches, as long as you don’t change your living habits, and continue to provide both shelter and a source of food and water for pests, such as leaky pipe they drink from, and leftover food, the pests will stay. The only solution then is to call an extermination company to deal with the problem.