Do-it-Yourself Pest Control: Pros and Cons

 In Pest Control, Pest Control Tips, Pest Prevention

Mouse traps are a common DIY pest control method in SE Louisiana and Mississippi. Learn more from Presto-X "Formerly Fischer"We’ve all tried DIY pest control from time to time. Whether you saw a few ants in your kitchen and applied a vinegar solution or bought spray for roaches, everyone has attempted to take care of a pest problem on their own. But does it always work? As appealing as do-it-yourself pest control is, it unfortunately is not a reliable way to keep pests out. Here at Presto-X, formerly Fischer, our goal is to ensure our customers make informed decisions when it comes to protecting their home from pests. Keep reading to learn the pros and cons of DIY pest control vs. professional extermination.

Do-It-Yourself Pest Control: Can You Trust It?

A lot of people gravitate toward DIY pest control thinking it’ll be easy and inexpensive. Although it works for small flare-ups, it does not provide long-lasting pest control solutions. Do-it-yourself pest control is a risk for several reasons:

  1. Certain pests, such as bed bugs, rodents, termites, and carpenter ants are more dangerous and destructive. Getting rid of these infestations will be a challenge for any novice.
  2. Many store-bought products are filled with chemicals that can be dangerous for you, your family, and your pets. Reading the label doesn’t always guarantee the product will be applied perfectly and safely.
  3. At-home remedies rarely work in the long-term and do not prevent future infestations.
  4. Buying DIY or store-bought remedies don’t come with a guarantee or warranty as often as professional services.

Why Hire a Professional Pest Control Company?

It’s true that a professional pest control company may be a bigger commitment of your time and money. However, they can also guarantee you with pest-free living. Most exterminators offer programs for ongoing services that, in the long run, save you the expenses and frustrations of an infestation. Professionals have a unique knowledge of the pest problems faced by residents and know how to get rid of infestations quickly and effectively. With a focus on IPM practices, the team at Presto-X aims to use the most environmentally-responsible products that are always applied in a manner that is safe for your entire family.

Pest Control Choices: DIY or Professional

No one wants to deal with pest problems on their own. Infestations can be very hard to control if you are not equipped with the best products and knowledge needed. Bottom line, you can trust a professional will take care of all of your pest problems. Our team will work with you to develop a pest control plan suited to the needs of your property. Contact us today to learn more!

Do-it-Yourself Pest Control: Pros and Cons In Louisiana & Mississippi

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