Categories: Common Pests

The 'Do-it-Yourself' approach has become a norm in today’s society. Environmental Pest Control Technicians at Work

With the ever-growing popularity of DIY TV shows, and the wealth of information available online, people are gravitating to the internet to find how-to videos, tips and resources to take on just about any project they desire without professional help.

But when it comes to pest control and management, the DIY approach may seem like a fast, simple and relatively inexpensive undertaking. Afterall, it's just getting rid of bugs right? How hard can that be?

The truth is that pest management and control is not always simple, straightforward or fast. And if mishandled, iy can become a much larger, more expensive issue and headache.

DIY pest control is not advised for 2 key reasons:

1. It gives the illusion that it was effective in remedying the situation. In reality it likely only provided temporary relief of the pests and damage you can see. Some infestations can be extensive,and more than what the eye can see. Some pests, like cockroaches and bed bugs are resilient and difficult to control. DIY pest control does not solve the root issues, prevent a situation from getting out of control or an infestation from re-occurring.  There is no guarantee it worked or will work.

2. It can be dangerous. First, home remedies or DIY attempts based off googling pest control methods that involve chemicals, especially pesticides, can be dangerous. If these are misused they can create an unsafe environment and potentially cause harm to the person(s) applying it, people exposed to the area and damage to property. Secondly, some pests like mice, rats and cockroaches are unsanitary and harmful to humans. They can both carry and transmit disease, putting those in your home or on your premises at risk.


Pest Control is a Team Effort

Pest control and management is not one-sided. It is a true team effort. For it to be truly effective (and for most service guarantees to remain valid), homeowners, renters, landlords or property owners are expected to do their part in helping to protect their buildings, dwellings and structures from pests. Preventative measures include good home and property maintenance practices and proper sanitation. A pest management professional will work with their customers to ensure that they are aware of the preventative steps that they need to take to help resolve the pest problem.


Why Hire a Pest Control Professional?

If you are still sitting on the fence, and are unsure of the value in hiring a professional, here are 4 reasons to consider:

1. They Know What They Are Doing


2. They Deliver & Guarantee Results


3. Safety RisksLicensed Pest Control Professional Applying Treatment Indoors


4. Cost


5. Time & ConvenienceLicensed Pest Control Professionals Assessing Pest Infestation Indoors


There is real tangible value in hiring a competent, licensed and reputable pest control professional to help you get rid of pests, regardless of what type of pest you are trying to get rid of. Reaching out to speak with a knowledgeable professional is a great start, especially because most pest management companies provide free quotes. The really good ones take the time to ask questions anf listen to fully understand your situation. They also educate you more on the specific pests and the treatment options available with no high pressure sales tactics.

Watch for our next blog post where we will share tips for how to hire a quality pest control professional.

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