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What’s Your Choice? DIY or Professional Pest Control?

As a homeowner, undoubtedly, you want what’s best for your home. In fact, regardless of how much you work to take care of your home, danger lurks at your door. If you’re like me, cockroaches, rats, termites and other creepy crawlies are unwelcomed within your home. Regardless of how sanitized and organized you keep your haven, there’s always this one or two or three pest to make your home a living hell. What do I do at this point? How do I get rid of these pests without breaking the bank? This is a very heavy decision to make but here’s how I’ve made it simple. After going through the different pointers, the decision to hire a professional exterminator or do the job yourself should be easy.

Cutting back and saving cash

This is the advantage that pops out at most people when they weigh DIY techniques against a professional service. Depending on where you live, you might be required to pay approximately 1200 for employing the services of a professional pest control company. However, if you’ve opt to get the job done on your own, depending on the pest issue, simply walk into a store and pick up some bug spray, rat poison, insecticide etc. It’s that simple. It’ll cost a few dollars, but nothing as exorbitant as using a professional service.

Eluding hobbyists

In some cases, there are some self-proclaimed pest control services. In fact, these individuals will boast about their years of experience and their approach at doing what they do. However, do they have a license to operate a pest control business or even carry out certain practices? Are they insured? Doing business with such individuals could get you into a lot of trouble. However, if you’re practicing your own pest control strategies, you do not have to worry about insurance or obtaining a pest control practice license. While that might be the case, you must be careful not to violate state laws since in some areas, there might be a banned pesticide or insecticide. Additionally, the state might require professionals to apply certain chemicals within and around the home.

Get things done quickly

In some cases, hiring a professional pest control company is the way to go. Why? In some cases, if you end up doing the job yourself, you might end up spending more money than if you had hired a pest control company. Why is that the case? In some situations, depending on the level of infestation, more than bug spray, insecticides or pesticide is needed. A typical example: If you have bed bugs crawling all over your walls, couches and bed, it might be cheaper to hire a pest control company to thoroughly diagnose and treat the problem, instead of going back to the bug store every week. Additionally, the job is done faster and more effective. By having a team come in and treat the problem, they’ll get to the root of the issue rather than the surface.

Furthermore, pest control companies use less pesticide than you would. Since they’re trained and are experts at what they do, they’ll know the quantity of chemicals to apply. There, they’re saving you money again.

Careful how chemicals are applied

pest control companies are careful when applying chemicals. I’m actually guilty of this particular crime. Prior to my awareness and enlightenment on pest control, I applied harmful chemicals around the home within the presence of relatives. That’s very bad, especially if kids live within the home. If you hire a professional pest control service, they’ll ensure that your home is properly prepared before apply any chemical whatsoever, which includes chasing everyone from the home.

… and the verdict is?

What was your decision? Did you choose to hire a professional pest control service or did you opt to do the job on your own? Whatever your decision is, you’ll have to live with it. However, always bear in mind that your decision should be dependent on the level of infestation within your home. If you have a serious pest problem on hand, it’s best to attack the problem by hiring a pest control company. However, if you’re troubled with a pest such as a mice, that can be tackled by employing DIY techniques.

 

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