Many people love to DIY, whether it’s sewing or home improvement projects or other repairs. It’s great to save a few dollars and enjoy the pride of knowing you handled a problem yourself. However, when it comes to dealing with pests in your home, DIY pest control methods may be more harmful than good. It’s natural to want to eradicate the problem as quickly as possible, and doing it yourself may look like an easy and inexpensive solution. But pest control can involve a variety of chemicals and insecticides that the average person is not familiar with handling. If you’re dealing with a pest such as rodents, cockroaches, spiders, or termites, it’s best to call your Phoenix pest control company for professional guidance. Learn more about why DIY pest control can be ineffective and also put your home or family at risk.
If you spot a pest in your home, it’s likely that they have already built a nest in or near your home. Seeing a couple of insects or rodents might be very small compared to how many are actually living inside your home. Some pests, such as termites, are extremely good at hiding and may only be spotted after they have caused significant damage to your home. DIY pest control often focuses on what you can see rather than on what else might be hiding. East Valley pest control technicians are experts who have been trained on the behaviors of pests. Because they know what to look for and have special equipment to help determine the extent and source of the problem, they can provide solutions that ensure your home is free of pests and prevent infestations from happening in the future.
When you apply a DIY solution outside of your home, you may be unintentionally affecting other animals, birds, plants, and beneficial insects such as bees or butterflies – all of which pose no harm to your home. If these chemical solutions find their way into water, they can contaminate it and threaten the lives of people or animals around your home. Because of the risk to the environment from incorrectly applied solutions, it’s best to hire a professional Gilbert pest control who can manage the infestation appropriately.
For small pests such as houseflies, mosquitoes, or fruit flies, it’s easy to walk into any home improvement store and find the right kind of bug spay to deal with the problem. However, when it comes to pest control products, especially for treating large areas in or around your home, it’s crucial to use the right chemical solution.
Traps, baits, and pesticides may seem easy to use, but they are prone to failure if they are not used correctly. They may also be ineffective if you are using the wrong solution that is intended for a different type of pest. Other DIY solutions, such as vinegar or hot water, may only work to repel one specific nest, and don’t comprehensively deal with an infestation. Invasive pests such as bed bugs, or invasive insects such as termites, are most effectively handled by a Chandler pest control company who has the knowledge and expertise to eradicate the problem completely.
Most insecticides contain toxic chemicals that can put people, pets, and other species at risk from toxic exposure when chemicals are not handled or applied correctly. An exterminator knows how to handle each solution the right way, how to apply it to your home without putting your family at risk, and which personal protective equipment is necessary for their own safety. Not having the right gear for the job or putting yourself at risk of chemical exposure can have serious consequences for yourself and your family.
Buying the wrong products and solutions, or treating the symptoms of a pest infestation without also addressing the underlying cause of the problem can turn your DIY approach into an expensive disaster. You may deal with one or two nests only to have the pest come back days or weeks later. Additionally, some pests, such as termites, can leave your home with very costly damage that will not be covered by insurance. It’s best to hire professional Queen Creek pest services to deal with the damage in an effective and affordable way.
Many insecticides and other pest control solutions can cause damage to your home if they are not used correctly. This can include damage to paint, siding, wallpaper, or grass, in addition to health consequences such as making your pets or children sick. You may also end up with painful bites from rodents, spiders, or fire ants.
DIY pest control methods may quickly eradicate the signs of an infestation, but usually do not treat the underlying causes, such as gaps around your windows and doors, and may not deal with pests hiding in places you can’t see – or their hidden nests of growing offspring. Save yourself money, hassle, and danger by hiring a professional pest control technician to do the job right and get long-lasting results.
Get top rated pest control services in Phoenix when you call Varsity Termite and Pest Control. We specialize in a wide variety of pests including spiders, cockroaches, termites, ants, scorpions, and more, with comprehensive and individualized treatment plans. Contact our office to schedule your appointment!
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6056 E Baseline Rd #122