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Pest Control vs DIY

Eric Uptain

December 19, 2022

Pests can be very interesting and fun to learn about outside of the home, but when they decide to invade your living area it's a totally different story. It's pretty universal that no one likes pests in their home but how to get rid of them is the real question. This article will help you decide if DIY pest control is the right way to go or if it is time to call in some professional help.

There are pros and cons to DIY pest control vs hiring a professional.

The DIY method of pest control is generally easier to manage. You work on your own time when it's convenient for you, and it can be a great way to spend quality time with your family. But there are downsides:

  • It may take longer than hiring a professional because you'll have to keep coming back until the problem is fully resolved.
  • If something goes wrong, like accidentally killing an endangered species of spider or bird (which has happened), then it will be on your conscience forever.

Professional services can be a bit more pricey but they're also faster and more effective. They have the knowledge and tools needed to get rid of pests properly; they won't miss any potential hiding places where eggs could be laid later, and they'll know how best not only kill adult animals but their young as well—all things that could go wrong if trying this yourself!

Finding an effective treatment

Pest control products are readily available at hardware stores, but they may or may not be effective. The products may be too strong for your particular type of pest, or they could damage your carpet or furniture.

Pest control companies have access to products that are effective and safe for humans and pets. Some of these materials can even help you prevent future infestations by eliminating food sources like rodents' nests and bird droppings on the roof.

Applying the treatment(s) correctly

There are a couple of other things to keep in mind when applying your treatment.

  • Follow the instructions on the label. The label is there for a reason, so don't ignore it!
  • Make sure you're only applying it to areas where there are pests. Don't go around spraying every surface in sight; this can be wasteful and cause damage to your home's paintwork or furnishings.
  • Make sure you apply it at the right time of day—you should never spray pesticides during windy conditions or direct sunlight (because they don't work as effectively). And if you're using baits, make sure they aren't eaten by children or pets because some can be toxic if ingested—and always follow any specific advice given on pack inserts.

Pest control companies have access to products not available to the public.

Most pest control companies have access to products not available to the public. This includes chemicals that are more effective than what you can buy at your local store, as well as a wider variety of choices. The only downside is that these products may be more expensive than those sold in stores.

Pest control technicians know the traits of pests and know how to defeat them.

Pest control technicians are trained to deal with pests. They know how to find them, how to stop them, and which products work best and they will be able to identify the type of bug or rodent that has invaded your home by its markings and behavior. A technician will then use products specifically for this kind of insect, as well as techniques that have been proven effective in keeping them out of your house for good!

If you decide to try pest control DIY, make sure you know what you’re doing but if you decide that the issue is too much for you to handle let us here at Cross Town Pest help you out. The most important thing is that the pests don’t get back into your home!

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