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Do it Yourself Pest Control Can Be More Than You Expected

 In Pest Control, Pest Control Tips, Pest Prevention

DIY pest control mousetrap in Florida home - Heron Home & OutdoorFrugality can go a long way when it comes to your home and we know the option to do something yourself can be appealing financially. As great as it can be to feel accomplished and self-sufficient, some things really should be taken care of by a professional, especially when it comes to the health and safety of you and your family. Pest control is one of those things. Trying to get rid of a pest problem yourself can not only be ineffective but can make the infestation even worse!

There are four main issues when it comes to do-it-yourself pest control—read on to learn everything you need to know with the experts at Heron Home & Outdoor!

Top 4 Reasons Why DIY Pest Control Doesn’t Work

1. Time-Consuming

Are you familiar with household pests? You may think you have a family of mice in your attic but actually, they’re raccoons. What about ants? There are hundreds of species that could be invading your kitchen. The first problem with doing DIY pest control is that it takes a lot of time-consuming research, and not everything you find will be true or effective. Professionals, on the other hand, are well-versed and experienced in the behavior patterns and the removal processes needed for a variety of pests you could have. DIY treatments also can take longer to control an infestation when compared to professional treatments.

2. More Expensive Than You May Think

You may think that saving the money for labor upfront is smart. But, if you choose to use do-it-yourself pest control methods, the first you try probably won’t be the last. Now that you’ve done the research on your intruders, you must decide which of the 50 techniques you found online will work the best. Unfortunately, you will likely find the traps you got don’t work because you were targeting the wrong kind of pest. Next, you try a spray. It works, but two weeks later they’re back. Why? You didn’t find the intrusion access point and seal it.

Once you think you’ve gotten rid of your unwanted houseguests, you must do research on fixing a window seal, buy that product, and seal it. Yet the pests come back again, and you’ve already wasted money on multiple products. Now you have to call a professional and pay them, too. In the long run, you’ll probably end up spending just as much, if not more, than if you’d gone with a professional in the first place!

3. Safety Concerns

Did you know that many DIY methods of pest control are dangerous or even toxic? You could be putting poison within reach of your children and pets and not even realize it. Not to mention the critters themselves could be life-threatening or carry transmittable diseases. When it comes to your family, professionals know safety is the number one priority. Our experts can identify any danger the pests may cause and use treatments that won’t cause harm to your home or its occupants.

4. No Guaranteed Results

As you know, not every method works. When it comes to store-bought products or your own all-natural concoctions, there’s no way of knowing they’ll work 100% of the time. Even worse, you certainly won’t get a return on your investment—time nor money—if the treatments don’t work. When it comes to professional treatments, you can rest easy knowing that they’ll retreat your home when needed to ensure each application works to get rid of your pest problem.

Professional Pest Control in Central Florida

At the end of the day, you likely want pests gone as soon as you discover them. This is best done by teaming up with a professional pest control company who can prevent pests before they infest your home in the first place. At Heron Home & Outdoor, we work hard to implement the most effective, long-lasting treatments so you never have to rely on DIY methods ever again. Contact us today to learn more!

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