There are some really effective DIY treatments for pests that will save you money. You can keep ants away with mint, or put away bird feeders at night to keep critters away. You can even try some chemicals on your home if you’re careful and follow the directions safely.
So when do you know you need to call in a professional?
Reason 1 – Tiny Pests, Big Problems: They may look small, but pests can cause huge problems if they are not handled efficiently or correctly. They can even threaten the safety and structural foundation of your home. Self-treatment may not be enough. A pest control professional will use high-tech and top of the line equipment that is proven to work better.
Additionally, professionals should always handle the wildlife. These pests can carry diseases and wreak havoc on yards and gardens. Pest control professionals know how to catch and relocate these animals.
A well-trained eye can target your problem areas, work efficiently, and take care of your problem way before it’s a serious issue. Pest control professionals are the long-term and proven dose of help to keep the disasters away.
Reason 2 – They Can See Things You Can’t: Many pests can cause serious damage to your home, and you may not see these problems until it’s too late. A professional will be able to tell you if you need repairs to your home. Especially if the problem has gone on for a while. Of course, when it comes to money, it’s always best to get a second opinion.
Reason 3 – More Affordable: Though over-the-counter sprays seem cheaper, in the long run, professionals are often the most affordable way to go. They get the problem fixed the first time, so you don’t have to keep going back and trying something different. They can stop the problem in it’s tracks—way before expensive damages occur. And chemicals carry an inherent risk as it is. Professionals will know which chemicals to use, how to use them safely, and will know if it’s safe for you and your loved ones (or if you need to clear the space for a while). You don’t want to kill the neighbor’s dog in a tragic DIY accident, after all.
Last but not least—warranties. Good professionals will return to your home and fix anything that’s not working at no cost to you. Hiring a professional can really be more affordable and in-budget in the long run.