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Pest Control vs Exterminators

Eric Uptain

December 9, 2022

There is nothing worse than pests taking over your home. It's even worse when they're so sophisticated that you can't get rid of them yourself or find a solution online. Whether you're dealing with termites, mice, or roaches, I know what it's like to want them gone and now! But the good news is that there are ways to control pests without having to call an exterminator. In fact, sometimes pest control can be cheaper than hiring an exterminator—but only if you know what kind of problem you have on your hands first!

Figure out what your specific pest is.
It is important to recognize pests and find out how they became a problem before you decide how to get rid of them. For example, if you wanted to get rid of ants, you should first figure out whether or not the ants are indoor or outdoor and what kind of ants they are. There are many different kinds of ants and each has its own way of entering your home.It is always important that you know exactly what kind of pest you have before calling an expert.

When trying to identify an insect problem, take time to look around at all areas where insects may be found and document any potential evidence such as droppings, nests or eggs/larvae present on surfaces inside your house or outside. Check areas where there are pet food bags kept for feeding dogs/cats regularly every day or other spaces that contain food.

The differences between Pest Control and Exterminators
You may have heard the terms pest control and exterminator used interchangeably, but they're not quite the same thing. Understanding the difference between pest control and exterminators will help you best handle pests taking over your home. An exterminator is someone who specializes in getting rid of pests—but not necessarily controlling them. Pest control companies are more concerned with the health and safety of the people in your home; they'll set traps, set out repellent chemicals, or hire a licensed professional like an exterminator.
Pest control companies have their own technicians that can be trained properly to deal with the pest problems of their customers. With the help of their experience and equipment, they are able to deal with a wide variety of pests.

The pest control industry is also regulated by state and federal governments, so you can rest assured that your technician has been trained in at least some basic safety procedures. They may also carry certification from one or more agencies, including the National Pesticide Applicator's Certification Program (NPA), The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), or other organizations such as OSHA (Occupational Safety & Health Administration).

Another difference is that pest control companies often only treats bug infestations and other types of pests if you have a recurring problem with them. They generally will not come out just to treat one specific issue or address one specific type of insect or rodent—they usually deal with multiple infestations at once.

Another varying factor is the price: exterminators charge more because they're dealing with more serious problems than your average homeowner might have.

Using pest control to prevent an exterminator visit.
If you’re wondering if pest control can help prevent a pest problem from getting worse, the answer is yes. Pest control companies use chemicals to keep pests under control and prevent them from coming back.They also use traps to catch insects, and those traps help prevent problems before they start. If you want to know whether or not an exterminator will help keep pests under control as opposed to using pest control, it may depend on how much damage has already been done. If there are already large amounts of insects or rodents in your home, then hiring an exterminator may cost more money than having someone else come out for regular visits every few months with traps and other methods for keeping these pesky creatures away from where humans live their lives without being bothered by an invasive species!

Another benefit of hiring an expert who knows what needs to be done rather then relying solely on yourself is the time saved! After all time is money! Hiring a professional pest control team to help set up a plan to prevent further pest problems will save you the time of having to continue to deal with a recurring problem.

Exterminators are more beneficial for major problems.
While Pest control offers a lot of great benefits, exterminators are better equipped to deal with more serious problems. Infestations of wasps, terminates, or bed begs might call for an exterminator.

While exterminators have a degree of expertise in dealing with pests, they are also trained to handle various types of problems that may arise from infestations. If they find evidence of termites during their inspection, they will be able to give you a more comprehensive quote on how much it will cost to treat them properly.

Pest control is a great option for those who do not have major pest problems. The technicians that come out to your home can help you solve any small issues that you may have, and they are less expensive than calling in an exterminator.

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