You wake up with a smile. Nothing can ruin this day, you say to yourself as you twirl around in the front of the mirror. The aroma of your coffee agrees. The scent of the breeze agrees. The fragrance of your flowers agrees. Everything is set in place for a wonderful day.
Except that when you step out of your bed, you notice tiny, black spots on its frame. Then, some holes. And the horror sinks in. Your bed, and probably the house too, have been infested by termites! In frustration, you grab that can of termite control spray and – woosh woosh.
But did that really solve the problem? The following hazards of DIY pest control will tell you.
You may not really be able to spray on your target pests.
Make sure first that the pest is properly identified. Is it a termite infestation? Or an ant? Perhaps, a bedbug? Cockroach? Rats? Whatever. The point is you need to identify them because different pests require different control measures.
If you are not able to identify them, then you are trying to control the wrong kind of organisms. Or worse, you are just spraying chemicals around your house.
You may not really be able to follow the product label.
I’m not kidding.
Majority of misapplications reported are performed by homeowners or renters, not pest control operators. And no, it does not in any level mean that you were not able to understand the label. It’s just that when you are panicking due to sight of pests, who has time to read the product label? Chances are you will just spray around at your own satisfaction.
If you don’t follow the label exactly, expect the unexpected. But if you did, how sure are you that you were able to kill your target pests? Or do we have to repeat the first reminder?
You may not really be able to ensure safety.
Okay, we got it. Your DIY pest control is a must for the safety of yourself, and your family. Of course, you did it to protect your investment in that house. But safety is another issue in DIY pest control. Aside from the danger they pose when used improperly, pest extermination products aren’t something to play around with. It’s not perfume or paint that you will enjoy spraying.
Seriously, one mistake is costly. And we are not exaggerating to say that you’re putting into jeopardy the health of everyone in your home unless you got training, knowledge and experience in using pesticides.
You may not really be able to save money.
As we said earlier, one mistake is costly.
We know what you are thinking. You go for DIY pest control to save money. We perfectly understand that. But what if you were not able to target the exact pests responsible for your house infestation?
You sit there enjoying the serenity of a supposedly pest-free home, thinking about the bright future ahead of you after you thought you eradicated the worst annoyance in your home. Then weeks after, your bed frame falls apart. Then, your cabinet. You go to the kitchen to get that termite control product you just bought some time ago. But then you see the cupboard… and you realize, it’s too late.
Your effort is in vain. So is your time. And your money.
So there. Will you risk everything or will you go for trained, knowledgeable experts who know how to track down the pests, uses superior extermination products, and will not put you and your household in danger? It depends on you.