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4 Dangers of DIY Pest Control

Dangers of DIY Pest Control

DIY pest control sounds like a good way to save some money. However, it’s not uncommon to find yourself with a pest problem, especially here in humid Florida. Whether it’s ants in the kitchen, beetles in your yard, or mice in the attic, pests can be not only irritating but also dangerous. Trying to deal with them on your own without knowing what you’re doing could actually make matters worse. That’s why we strongly recommend calling a pest control professional instead of trying to do DIY pest control on your own. We’re going to give you a little more detail as to what we mean.

DIY Pest Control – Expensive?

The DIY approach may be more expensive and time-consuming than you think.

You may need to buy more chemicals than planned, either because your pest problem is worse than you thought or because the product didn’t work as advertised. Or maybe it did work but only temporarily, so now you have a recurring issue that needs more treatments (meaning more money) to get rid of it completely.

Even if your first treatment does work as promised, there’ll still be aftermath: dead things, droppings, and other debris left behind by whatever critter was living in your walls or attic before being zapped. There may be lingering odors, residual stains from pesticides used on furniture or floors, and even structural damage caused by repeated applications of chemicals over time.

Safety Risks

If you’re unsure whether a pesticide is safe for your family and pets, it’s best to call the professionals. Pesticides can be dangerous if used incorrectly, so it’s important to understand how they work before you apply them on your own. Better yet, let a pro handle it.

Resilient Pests

Using pesticides can create an issue with pests coming back stronger than before. Pests are becoming more resistant to the chemicals used in pest control products. This means that the same treatment will not have the same effect on them, and they may even become immune to it altogether! If this happens, it’s time for some more serious measures, like calling in a pro and not time for DIY pest control!

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Pest Identification

It can be difficult to determine the species of pest causing damage and remove them safely. Some pesticides are toxic to certain insects but not others, so it’s important to know what kind of pests you’re dealing with before using chemical sprays or other pesticides in your home. If you try to control pests on your own without consulting an expert first, you could end up causing long-term damage to your home instead!

Pros Are Prepared

Pest control professionals are better equipped than amateurs to deal with pests. They can use the right pesticides for the job, and they have the equipment to get into hard-to-reach places. A professional will also be able to identify and treat the source of an infestation, so that you don’t end up with more bugs later.

If you’re considering doing your own pest removal work, there are some things to consider before taking matters into your own hands:

  • Does your home insurance plan cover damage caused by pests? If not (or if it does but only up to a certain amount) you may want to call in an exterminator instead of doing it yourself and paying out-of-pocket.
  • Are there safety concerns related to treating a pest problem yourself? For example: Are there children living in there who might pick up some pesticide residue if they come into contact with treated surfaces or clothing worn during application? Do pets spend time indoors while traps are being set up/set off around them (like glue boards)? If yes, then consider hiring someone else instead!

The bottom line is that pest control is a serious business. If you have a problem with pests, it’s best to call a professional instead of DIY pest control. They can help you find out what kind of critter it is and how to get rid of it safely so that your home remains pest-free for years to come!

Complete our online form, or give us a call today. We have the experience to treat and control pests in your yard. We have decades of local experience and can make sure your lawn looks its best as well! If you are overwhelmed, need help or just want someone else to keep your family safe call us today!