Every Tom, Dick, and Harry believes that they can solve any household problem with the magical powers that the internet has blessed them with. Type DIY pest control, and you’ll find a hundred different, easy ways to solve your problem. We get it – dealing with pest infestations can be overwhelming, and all one wants to do is get rid of the problem as quickly and as cheaply as possible.
We wouldn’t be surprised if, at some point in your life, you dashed to the nearest grocery store to buy bug spray, assuming that it will help get rid of the pests in your home. The truth is, despite smart marketing tactics, cheap DIY methods of pest control cause more harm. Learn more about why you shouldn’t do your own pest control by reading on.
Not Understanding the Gravity of the Situation
When dealing with an infestation, one of the biggest mistakes people make is underestimating how extensive and deep the problem lies. Many believe that the cockroaches, rats, or ants they see on the surface are the only ones that exist and need to be dealt with.
The truth is, getting to the root of the problem is essential. You might only see a few ants on the honey jar and think that spraying them with store-bought pest control will solve your problem. However, what you do not know is that there are hundreds of other ants in the background (or rather, underground).
When alerted by the scent of the insect spray, they will go back and alert all other armies of ants. They will switch their path, only to find another pathway to your kitchen. Keep in mind that they will come back. This is why it is important to determine entry and exit points when dealing with pests.
Not Using the Correct Products
When searching for pest control products, it is easy to fall prey to products that have been strategically marketed. However, not all of these products can get rid of the pests in your home. In fact, most of them are a scam. To successfully get rid of the pests found in your home, you need a professional who knows how to use these products.
Moreover, knowledge of the chemicals is crucial to ensure that all pests are safely eliminated from your house. These chemicals are strong, so they should be used sparingly; otherwise, they might irritate children, pets, and even your garden! Did you know that caustic pest control sprays are strong enough to cause cracks and peel the paint off in your home?
Since lawn sprays are strong, they can poison your garden, causing plants to die and animals to get violently sick. That is why it is essential to be aware of the products you are using for pest control. They can usually do more harm than good.
It is also important to remember that there is no “universal pesticide” that can work for all your pest problems. Look for products that specifically mention what they are good for- vermin’s or insects. Even though using an incorrect pest spray can get rid of pests temporarily, it will not exterminate them in the long run. Only professionals can identify the type of pest causing damage to your property, after which they can execute a proper treatment plan.
Not Using Protective Equipment
Now that you know how strong pest control products can be, imagine the damage they can cause to you if you do not handle them properly. If you are using pest control, or if you have entrusted someone else with this task, it is important for them to be properly equipped with personal protective equipment (PPE). Otherwise, they will be directly exposed to chemicals, which could eventually lead to a bad case of pesticide poisoning.
Moreover, there is not one specific type of PPE. Different chemicals require different types of personal protective equipment, depending on their intensity. Hence, it is better to get a professional to deal with the pest infestation in your home. Better safe than sorry, right?
DIY’s Can Be More Expensive
Some people choose to try the first DIY solution they see on the internet when getting rid of pests because they do not want to pay the fees of hiring a pest control company. However, what most people do not realize is that they end up spending more money by opting for incorrect products and buying multiple PPEs, and they waste more time by reapplying the store-bought treatments in the same places because the pests reappear the next day.
By contacting a professional pest control service, you can rest assured that they will do a fantastic job, and you will get your house pest-proof the first time around. Not only will this help save money, but it will also save loads of effort.
Not Paying Heed to Pest Infestations
You might notice a mouse or cockroach in your kitchen, and instead of getting rid of it and finding the root of the problem, you might think that it will go away the next day. However, this is the worst decision to make. Pest infestations should never be taken lightly, especially if you have small children, pets, or older adults residing in your home.
When you see any kind of pest in your home, immediately address the problem. Instead of trying to eliminate them by yourself, contact a professional pest control service who can do the job once and for all.
Wondering which pest control service to contact? AntsPlus is a customer-friendly company that is known for the best pest control services. We understand that your home is your safe space, which is why we work tirelessly to eradicate all pests found inside and outside the house. All this is done while ensuring we do not cause additional harm to the environment.
Call us today for a free quote, and make your home free of cockroaches, bed bugs, ants, ticks, and rodents!