How to tell when it’s time to call in a professional pest control company

How to tell when it’s time to call in a professional pest control company

We all want to make sure our kids, pets and ourselves are safe from pests and nasties that can potentially make their way into our homes. But how do you know when there are pests that you can take care of yourself and when to call in a professional pest control company like us?

We’re here to give you a few pointers so you’re able to determine when it’s time to call in the professionals and stamp out those pests with professional pest treatments.


Part of your decision will come down to tolerance. Do you scream and run at the sight of just one mouse? Do hundreds of cockroaches flying around outside not bother you? The time to call a professional pest control company will be largely determined by your tolerance to pests and the environment they’re in. Many pests can proliferate very quickly and you may be looking at an infestation in a matter of weeks. Other people aren’t bothered if, say, for example, a hive of bees move into a tree in their backyard whereas others will want them gone.

How DIY you are

Some of us love getting stuck into jobs around the house – this includes getting rid of pests. There are some great products on the market that can help you reduce the number of pests you see around your home and many people opt for these options. The type of pest can also have an impact – some people are more than happy to tackle a black ant problem with stuff you can get from the supermarket but if there’s a giant wasps nest in the shed, they might think twice before donning the goggles and gardening gloves and heading in with a can of bug spray.

If you’re buying, selling or renting a property

If you’re looking at selling your property or are buying a property, it’s always a good idea to get a professional pest control company to either conduct an inspection or complete a pest control service.

If you’re renting a property and you see pests in your home, you will need to either contact your real estate or the owner (depending on who you rent from) to see what can be done about them. Sometimes the owner will take care of it, other times they will call a pest management company like us to come in and deal with the problem. It really just depends on the agreement you have and their approach to pest control in general.

When there’s an infestation

If you’ve tried everything you can think of (trust us, lots of people call us after trying all the natural remedies and store-bought stuff and can’t seem to get rid of their pests) and nothing is working, it’s time to call a pest control company.

Many people get to this stage after only a few pests in their house or seeing a couple of spiders, cockroaches, mice, etc… other people have literally hundreds of pests before they figure it’s time to give us a call.

You will know yourself if something doesn’t seem right or there are too many bugs, pests or rodents in your home. Don’t wait until you can’t stand it. Our pest control services are affordable and reliable.


Often we get calls from customers who are renovating and rip open a wall only to find a nest of rodents or a family of pests (usually cockroaches) have taken up residence in the very home they’re trying to make beautiful.

No one wants to share their home with pests so if you’re ripping up carpets, bashing through walls, etc and finding signs of pests in the walls, floors or anywhere else in your home, be sure to give us a call and we can come out, take a look and take care of your pest problem for you.

Abolish Termite & Pest Management are a Brisbane based pest control company that deals with all manner of pests and pest related issues. Call us today on 1300 057 067 for a free quote.


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Unit 4 / 54 Paisley Drive
Lawnton QLD 4501
Phone: 1300 057 067