The internet is full of Do-It-Yourself blogs, and there is no shortage of posts offering DIY pest control treatments. These quick and easy pest control fixes are appealing, especially since most of them involve using products you may have at your home already. When we speak with homeowners, many people say: “We’ve decided to try to fix our pest problem on our own. It can’t hurt, and we’ll call you if it doesn’t work!”
The problem? DIY pest control treatments don't always work and can end up costing you more money down the line.
Why doesn’t DIY Pest Control Work?
We’ve heard it all. Popular DIY treatments for pest problems often include using popular products such as:
Kitchen spices (cayenne pepper, etc)
Unfortunately, most of the time, these treatments don’t work. When treating a pest problem, it’s important to know about the pest you’re encountering. Consider this: not all ants are the same; not all spiders are the same. Sometimes, particular species of pests require a different treatment approach. Our on staff entomologist is highly trained to accurately identify the pest you’re dealing with so that an effective and appropriate treatment can be used. If you improperly treat a pest problem, it can backfire by allowing your pest problem to worsen during that time.
In cases where ineffective treatments are used, trying DIY pest control can actually cause harm since pests are not being treated quickly and effectively enough. DIY pest control treatments can end up causing you more money down the line, especially if these pests are damaging your home!
Don't Let Pest Control Cost You More Than it Should!