3 Things to Consider BEFORE Doing Your Own Pest Control

DIY Pest Control

“My husband insists that he can take care of the bugs himself, but they always come back!”

– Wives all over the nation

Unfortunately, we’ve heard it a million times.

People are always looking for a way to save a buck by handling projects themselves. Sometimes this is a good thing…and sometimes it’s not. In the case of managing your own pest control, this is not a good idea for many reasons.

We’ve identified three important reasons not to do your own pest control.

Drains Your Time And Money

Have you heard the saying, “the definition of insanity is doing something over and over and expecting different results?” Well, this is an excellent way to describe trying to control pests on your own.

The biggest reason NOT to Do It Yourself (DIY) is that you will waste two of your most precious resources: time and money. DIY pest solutions are not as effective as professional treatments when it comes to killing bugs at their source. Sellers of over-the-counter pesticides promise results, which they cannot deliver because their chemical compounds are limited by law. Therefore, these products can’t compare to professional pesticide treatments and pest control services.

Solutions Are Temporary

Over-the-counter sprays only temporarily repel pests and often push them deeper into walls, cracks, crevices, and other rooms. You think they are gone and the job is complete, only to find the pests have reappeared. This brief time away was ideal for them to regroup, repopulate and return in fuller force.

Understandably, your response is to buy and spray numerous times (typically over-spraying), only to find this endless cycle continues with no resolution.

In addition, these temporary solutions are more likely to spread bugs around your home rather than kill them. For example, experts say trying to handle a roach problem alone can actually make it worse. If you’re not killing the roaches, they’re likely becoming more immune to the treatment you’re using and will continue to breed.

Dangerous Chemicals

Pest control involves many chemicals and pesticides that can be very dangerous if not well handled. Most people aren’t educated on the proper amount of chemicals needed to eradicate certain pests, but our trained technicians are. Our technicians know the health risks of our products and will warn you of any precautions that should be taken. Do-it-yourself products tend to write the health warnings in small print in hard-to-read locations like the bottom of packages.

Some DIY-ers have experienced respiratory issues, chemical burns, and pesticide poisoning by not using professional pest control services. Handling chemicals appropriately can be the difference between a pest-free home for you, your family, and your pets and a trip to the emergency room.

Call Larue

There are so many over-the-counter pesticides from which to choose. How do you know you’re buying the right product or pest control treatment solution? Avoid this pitfall by calling Larue. We bring knowledge and experience to the job that a do-it-yourself product on the shelf cannot.

All pest control jobs are different. Each case has its own circumstances, which directly affect the treatment process. You can count on us to do it right and find the underlying source of the problem so you can rest peacefully at night.

Pest control is far more than spraying the perimeter of a house or setting a trap and crossing your fingers. Effective pest control service requires deep knowledge and understanding of critters and rodents that infest your home and property. If you’re experiencing a pest or rodent issue, call Larue, we know just what to do!

Contact us, 239-334-0880

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