Have you got a problem with pests? Ants, rodents, termites, bed bugs, and other pests can infest even the best-kept homes, so it’s nothing to be ashamed of. But it’s also not a problem to ignore, because pests can spread disease and cause structural damage.
You may be considering trying to get rid of the pests yourself, but all too often—after shopping and paying for expensive but weak pesticides, and going through the hassle of applying them—homeowners’ do-it-yourself efforts fail to eradicate the unwanted invaders. If you have a pest infestation, turning to professional pest control exterminators is the wiser course of action for four primary reasons.
1. They know how to find all the sources of infestation. If you can see the pests, you might think you know where to treat. But all pests are naturally good at hiding. Their nests are often in places you would never think to look—or aren’t able to easily get at. Sometimes, they are located in tiny cracks and crevices where it’s almost impossible to spot them without a trained eye.
2. They know which treatments work and how to apply them. Professionals are familiar with the behavior and weaknesses of pests. They know which pesticides to use to completely kill them, including the eggs of insect pests. They know where to spray and how much to use, and they know how to safely administer pesticides without harming people or pets.
3. They have access to pesticides you can’t get. It’s simple: pesticides you can buy in a store aren’t the same grade as those that licensed pest control exterminators can use. That’s because the stuff that really works can be dangerous if used improperly
4. They can evaluate your home situation and give you specific advice on how to prevent reinfestation. If necessary, they can also schedule regular pesticide treatments. They will act as your pest control consultant.
If you want to be sure to remove pests, rely on professional exterminators rather than wasting time and money—and possibly putting yourself and others at risk—by trying to fight the pests yourself.