Discovering you have pests in your home is never a good experience. The one thing that is certain I that you need to do something about the infestation, the question is whether you join the 54% of people that treat pest control issues themselves or whether you call the exterminators.
With so many products available in your local store it can seem like the cheaper option is to deal with the issue yourself. However, there are several good reasons why you should consider calling your local pest control experts instead:
Finding The Source
You may see a mouse or a cockroach in one corner of the kitchen and spray the area while putting traps down. In a few days you could potentially kill several mice or cockroaches.
However, if you don’t find the source of the problem you will simply have created a brief respite before the problem reappears.
A pest nest can be difficult to find but it must be located and treated properly to ensure the issue has been dealt with permanently. A professional can do this.
The Right Product
You local store will sell an array of pesticides and other traps to help you capture and / or kill your pests. However, it is usually best to identify the specific pest and then deal with it accordingly. This is something that pest control experts understand; they know how to identify which pest is giving you an issue and the most effective way of getting rid of it.
While trade laws exists that specify the product you purchase should be capable of completing the task indicated this does not mean that you have purchased the right solution for your issue. The small print on any product will tell you how effective it really is and whether you want to be using it.
Purchasing the product yourself is a cheaper way to deal with a pest issue. But it is a waste of money if it doesn’t work and you still end up calling the experts in; an all too common scenario.
It’s easy to get something from the store and feel like you are taking charge of the situation. However, it is also very easy to use the product incorrectly or to choose a product that will damage other areas of your home. Pesticides are powerful chemicals and can damage wood, paintwork and even your yard if applied incorrectly.
You can even make your pets or children sick with the wrong pesticides.
The most frustrating thing is when you clear the pest issue and it simply reappears. This can happen if the nest is not cleared properly or you neglect the environmental causes.
For example, a hole on the wall that allows mice in will allow new mice in if it’s not fixed. You’ll also find that mosquitoes are attracted to standing water; they will return if you don’t get rid of stagnant water and its causes.
A professional can help you to identify the issues in your home and take steps to ensure the pest problem doesn’t re-occur.