Why Pest Control Specialists Are Better Than Exterminators

Exterminators will go to your home and kill whatever pest, or pests, you have there. They specialize in killing creatures that have invaded your home, but not so much in solving the actual problem. Pest-control specialists, on the other hand, are experts in figuring out the true cause of your pest problem and making sure they stop it completely. 

Bugs and insects

An infestation of insects, and bugs like spiders and centipedes, is a common reason for someone to contact a pest control specialist. Due to their small sizes, it can be difficult to know how and why they're in your home. Experienced pest-control specialists will have dealt with virtually all bug and insect pests over the years, and they will know the common causes of their presence. With this knowledge and some investigating at your home, they will not only get rid of these creatures for you, but they will also find out how and why they got there. With this knowledge, they will close up their entrance points, remove whatever is attracting them, and keep them from coming back in the future.


Some of the most common animals that could end up in your home are mice, rats, squirrels, raccoons, skunks, bats, and possums. Regardless of what species it is, having animals living in your home is not ideal. They can cause damage to your property and even spread diseases, potentially infecting you and your loved ones. Similarly to how they deal with bugs and insects, pest-control workers will figure out how the animal, or animals, got into your house. They will then figure out why they wanted to be there in the first place. With this knowledge, they will remove the creatures from your home and make sure there's no way for them to find their way back in.

Humane removal

If you're the type of person who doesn't want any animals to get hurt when they are removed from your home, you definitely wouldn't want to call an exterminator. As their name suggests, they will go to your home to kill all of your pests. Pest-control specialists, however, are much more likely to offer humane removal services for people like you. It's true that not every pest-control specialist operates this way, but if you simply ask them, they will let you know if it's possible to remove the pest, or pests, that are invading your home alive.

To learn more about residential pest control, contact a pest control professional in your area.