In today’s society, DIY projects are commonplace. We are told that any problem we have at home is easily fixable with the supplies we already have. While that may be true for some things, pest control should not be summed up to some easy, DIY projects. While pest control may look like an easy project considering you can buy a wide range of bait, traps, and pesticides on the shelf at grocery and home improvement stores, it is not. For many pest infestations, DIY control can be harmful than helpful.
Why is it so much more tricky than we realize? Most people don’t have the knowledge that proper pest control requires. For example, pest identification is harder than most people really take the time to consider. Even when you think you are identifying an easy and obvious pest, it can be tricky. There are dozens of species of ants and each has a different treatment solution. The craziest part? What works on one species, might be completely ineffective and or even increase an infestation for another. More reasons you shouldn’t do your own pest control include:
This is especially true in inexperienced hands. It is important to remember that pesticides are poisons and must be handled with care. While many of the new treatments are more targeted in what they affect, they can still cause health problems when used in excess or improperly. They can also be dangerous to your pets, even if they are safe for you. Knowing how to properly handle and distribute these chemicals can keep you, your family, and your pets safe.
Something that you can not buy packaged on the store shelf is years of experience. At DriveBye Exterminators, our experts have knowledge and years of experience to be able to know how to properly handle each possible variable. Each pest control project is different and to be most effective, you must treat a wide range of pest control jobs. A trained pest control expert understands this and can adjust pest control treatment for specific projects.
When used improperly, insecticides may be strong enough to temporarily scare away the pests, but not strong enough to actually kill them. This can give you a false sense of security thinking that your pest problem is eliminated and while you are no longer paying attention, the infestation can return and spread further.
DIY is often an attractive offer because of the economic benefits it implies. Everyone is always looking for ways to cut costs and save money. The idea of a pest control professional versus a DIY approach may seem like a no brainer to most. However, between buying the wrong treatments and having to purchase multiple treatments, the DIY method can add up – fast. You may end up spending more than it would cost to have it taken care of by a professional.
You have enough things to worry about other than pests. This can get to be very stressful, very quickly for people who take the DIY approach. At DriveBye Exterminators, we are experts in pest control and all the different variables and projects to keep your home pest-free. Our experts are trained on what the best, safest option is for your home. Do not spend time and energy stressing on how to do it yourself, we are here to help. Call or contact us today and see how we can help with whatever pest control project.