You may want to take a look at our article “Do Pest Control Companies Really Work” which includes a guide for picking a reliable service or our article “Do Popular Pest Control Methods Actually Work?” for an overview of the most likely control method that will be used.
For any pest problem that is suspected to be more serious we always recommend that you consult with an expert who has dealt with your situation before.
If you do plan to go the DIY route with pesticides always read the label thoroughly and check your local regulations before applying any pesticide treatment. Pesticide labels contain crucial information that MUST be followed for safe application. Check the EPA Consumer Alert Website for the most up to date pesticide alerts and recalls. When in doubt consult with an expert. Find an Expert. How to Vet a Company.