If you own a home, or even if you rent, pest control is sure to be one of your major considerations, perhaps even right under paying your bills and keeping your house clean.
Nobody likes the thought of sharing a home with insects and/or rodents, and therefore there are a number of ways to rid your home of these pests. You may handle the job yourself, or you may hire a professional pest control company. Which is the best choice for you?
Here are some pros and cons of DIY pest control, to help you make that decision.
Money savings. Of course, the most obvious reason to do anything yourself is that you can save money by not hiring someone else to do the job. By purchasing pest control products at your local home improvement store and then administering it on your own, you can save a significant amount of money on your pest control.
The choice is yours. You get to choose your own products and methods, and don’t have to leave those decisions to whichever pest control company you choose.
You know what is where. It’s always comforting to know where pest spray was applied in your home, especially if you have pets and/or children. When you are the one doing the spraying and baiting, you know exactly what is where.
You are not a professional. Simply put, do-it-yourselfers are generally not as successful at treating pest problems for good as are professional pest control companies. Face it: you simply don’t know as much about pest control as a professional who has years of experience. Application errors that you consider small could be enough to endanger you and your family, and even to make pest infestations worse.
Safety risks. Many pest control products are actually very strong and dangerous poisons. Handling those poisons puts you at risk, and may even put your family at risk, if you aren’t absolutely sure of what you are doing. Why take that risk?
The spread of infestation. Did you know that it is possible to spread a localized infestation throughout the rest of the house? Not only is it possible, but it’s actually a fairly common occurrence for do-it-yourselves who aren’t familiar with proper pest control protocol.
If you do decide to put your pest control job into the hands of professionals, contact us.