Pests are called pests for a reason. They are pernicious, persistent, and pervasive. Some types of pests breed rapidly, laying thousands of eggs at a time. There is really no way of knowing if a pest will return, either because other members of its species find their way into your home from the outside or because they had laid eggs or bred prior to your starting pest control services. The reason why many people opt for regular preventative pest control treatments is that preventative treatments prevent pests from coming back, and preventing pests is far more effective than waiting until a small problem becomes an infestation. Also, regular pest control helps you identify the early warning signs of additional types of pests that might be present on your property. When a professional conducts your pest control services for a targeted problem like bed bugs, he or she may recognize signs of other pests such as rat or mice droppings.
If you have a pest problem that had already been taken care of and the pests come back, don’t worry. It doesn’t mean that the pest control service did not work or “take” the first time. Pests are a fact of life; human beings share the planet with many species that compete for space and resources. Several of these species have been around longer than human beings have and are likely to be around long after we are gone, too. Therefore, recurring pest problems are common. When pests do come back, simply call your pest control professionals and inform them of the problem as soon as you detect it so that they can provide immediate intervention. Also remember, it’s not your fault. You can do some preventative maintenance but in the end, the pest control industry is constantly working on new solutions to solve a variety of pest control problems and are ready to help you when necessary.