When you are a homeowner there are plenty of basic repairs that you can handle completely on your own, you don’t need a professional to fix a leaky faucet. Pest control is a whole different matter, and if you have an infestation of pests you need a pro to get rid of them. Over the counter products may kill the bugs that you can see but they won’t get rid of you infestation at the source. Not to mention many of these products are highly toxic. Don’t put your health at risk call in an exterminator. Here are a couple of reasons you can’t handle this project on your own.
One of the biggest reasons to leave pest control to the professionals is because of the chemicals required to eradicate the pests that you are dealing with. Not to mention that different pests require different solutions. You don’t treat termites and bed bugs the same way. There are tons of different products on the market, some are harmful and others are ineffective. A trained exterminator knows the difference and can match the right solution to the job at hand.
Pests are Dangerous
Some pests are more dangerous than others, for example rodents can carry the hantavirus which has the potential to be fatal. Trying to remove a beehive or a wasps nest on your own can also be dangerous, one small mistake and you can be visiting the emergency room. Exterminators are trained to handle these situations and can remove the pests and make sure they don’t return.
Damage to Your Property
Some pests are really hard to detect like termites, and termites also happen to be one of the most destructive infestations that you can have. You may think you have gotten rid of them when in fact you have huge colonies living in your home. A pest control company can find infestations no matter where they hide and eradicate the nests so that they are finally gone for good. Which leads to the final point.
Gone for Good
DIY pest control is often only a stop gap measure; you only get rid of what you see rather than all of the infestation. Pest control companies can stop the pests from coming in your home, eradicate the nest and kill any and all live bugs in your home. Not only that many of them will guarantee their work so you don’t have to worry about them coming back.
Pest control is one of those jobs that you should never try and tackle on your own; you could end up making the situation worse rather than better.