I've read other threads concerning this matter but I don't understand how to apply the information to my problem.

I make sure the watt/volts are at or (mostly under) the recommended limit.
I stopped replacing every bulb and only have a few
Throughout my house, enough to get by to see at night, but they blow within a few weeks and it only happens when you turn on the light.
There will be a flash and a pop sound when it happens.

Light bulbs use to last for years then all of a sudden they started blowing and it never stopped.

Any suggestions on what might be causing it and if it's something that requires an electrician?