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Blog Post | Dec 3rd, 2018

What you need to know about DIY Pest Control

What you should know before trying DIY pest control....

When you have bugs or critters in your home, your first instinct might be to try and get rid of them on your own. After all, how hard can it be? The answer is actually that it can be a lot more challenging than just spraying pesticides. While you can try to handle pests on your own, it is usually much easier to leave it to the professionals so you don't make matters worse. Here's what you need to consider while weighing your pest control options:

Size of the infestation
If there's only a small number of bugs in your home, you may be able to kill them on your own. However, if your infestation is larger, it could require an exorbitant amount of product to kill the bugs. This can cost thousands of dollars, and that's not even factoring in the special equipment you might need to buy to apply it. Many homeowners don't realize how large their infestation is either. It's hard to find out what's living in your home if you don't know what signs to watch for.

Type of pests
Each type of pest has its own unique habits, which makes it difficult to determine what type of pesticide you should use. Depending on where you live, your home may be attractive to specific types of pests. If you don't get the right products to kill them, your efforts could be ineffective or even dangerous. It's also very important to determine where the pests are coming from and what's attracting them so you can make some lifestyle changes.

The bottom line is that it's very difficult to get rid of pests on your own. Hiring a professional pest control service is the best way to remove pests from your home or business permanently. A pest control team has all the equipment and products you need to deal with these pests, and they know how to apply them safely. They are also familiar with the behavior of bugs and critters that are local to you, and can easily identify what's causing the problem. Investing in this expertise will save you money in the long run and ease the stress of dealing with pests in your home.