We aren’t the only ones living in our house. No, I don’t mean annoying brothers or sisters couch potato-ing in our living room – I meant icky, crawly, pesky pests. Occasionally, we get a visit from a colony of uninvited guests like termites, cockroaches and even eww… rats. Worse comes to worst, these uninvited pests make a home in our own homes. And when we finally want to deal with these pests, we are faced with a dilemma: Do I call pest control services or just deal with it myself?
There are many reasons why most of us don’t call pest control services immediately. For most of us, it’s because we think it’s pricey hiring professional exterminators compared to just buying chemicals at the hardware and doing it yourself. D-I-Y is truly a cost saver, however, let me just give you 5 reasons why hiring professional pest control services is definitely worth the money.
There are a lot of resources on the internet on how to deal with pests the DIY way. But, as we all know, not everything on the net is accurate. There’s a reason why pest control is a knowledge-based work, it’s because exterminators handle some dangerous chemicals. And these chemicals aren’t to be handled by someone who just read something off the net without actually proper training on how to handle them. What if some of the chemicals accidentally spill on your skin, or you inhaled something poisonous? Don’t risk your health just because you want to save a couple of bucks.
Speaking of health risks, think about your family. What if your little ones accidentally come into contact with these chemicals? If you are not aware of the necessary precautions, then this isn’t a far-fetched possibility. Most pest control chemicals are toxic and poisonous and this could spell really-expensive-hospital-bills if you’re not absolutely careful.
Market approved DIY exterminating products aren’t bad. In fact, most of them are effective. DIY may be a viable option if you’ve only got a small infestation to deal with – if you detected the pests early, then by all means save money with DIY solutions. However, if you’ve got a sizeable colony in your house, then you need a more effective solution. Pest control experts certainly have more experience dealing with pests more than you do – they which pesticide would work most effectively on a type of pest. Do you?
Definitely, pest control experts are also much more knowledgeable about the source of the infestation, thereby making it easier for them to locate it.
Above all, it’s important to find the source first in order to avoid the pests from breeding again. Pest control experts can do the work for you, and even help you eliminate anything that may cause future infestations. This may include nests, pests’ eggs, soil, pet food, garbage and many others.
One thing that pest control can offer you is saving time and effort. This is particularly important given that the infestation may build up faster than you’d expect. Hence, it’s important to remind yourself that there’s only a few times that you can try and experiment on DIYs and fail at it.
Given the pest control experts’ expertise in the service, the application of the control plan is comparatively much safer, effective, and quicker. Thus saving you more time by eliminating the pests and creating a much cleaner and healthier environment for the family.
Typically, some pest control services are able to treat pest infestations within one to six hours, however, still depending on the severity of the said infestation.
Another valid reason to call for a pest control service is to avoid further damage. Particular infestations, such as that of termites and rodents, can cause severe damage on the foundation of your home, your furnitures, and even your precious appliances. Truly, it’s relatively more costly to have them fixed than hiring a pest control service.
By opting for a pest control service, you’d also be able to prevent any future damages on your property from the breeding colonies of these pests.
By calling for a pest control service, you’d be able to avoid higher charges that they may ask from you in the event that the infestation becomes severe.
The pricing of pest control services may differ depending on the size of your property that is being infested, the type of the pest whether those are termites, rodents, or mosquitoes, the severity of the infestation, and of course, the experience of service that you’re hiring. The latter cannot be avoided given the training and the tools that they’re using to effectively exterminate the pests that are infesting your home.
To guarantee the quality of pest control services, the exterminators usually leave with a very important parting gift – free advice. To ensure that you don’t make yourself a return-target of pests, exterminators tell you exactly where and how the pests are making their way into your house. You can prevent another infestation by blocking these areas or cleaning them. They will instruct you on how to make your house a non-appetizing food for termites. Be sure to listen and act upon these tips, lest you call pest control services sooner than expected.
Truly, hiring a professional pest control service can help you not only maximize the effectiveness of the treatment being applied, but also, avoid the risk of prolonging the lives of those pests by using the wrong method. Not only did you save your family’s health, but also your home from further destruction.