When you see pests infiltrating your home, it can be tempting to want to take matters into your own hands. After all, they came into your property, possibly causing damage, and at the very least causing some distress. However, it is wise to let the professionals handle cleaning up your pest problem, as trying to do it yourself can have a number of drawbacks, and may end up with you calling for help in the end after all.
One of the most important factors to take into consideration when you’re considering doing your own pest control is the health of you and your family. Pest control professionals are well-trained in knowing exactly which chemicals can and cannot be used together, as well as which ones are effective for which pests and, most importantly, which ones are safe for use around children and animals. Accidentally using the wrong chemical in your home could potentially have devastating effects.
It’s also important to note that the pests themselves can sometimes be dangerous and cause health problems. For example, if you are allergic to bee stings or ant bites, trying to handle either one of those pests on your own could land you in the emergency room. Leave it to the professionals who have all the protective gear they need.
A huge part of proper pest control is being able to correctly identify the pests that are causing a problem in your home. Of course, almost anyone can say they have rats or roaches, but the specific kind of rats or roaches at play can have a huge impact on how they need to be handled. A professional pest control company has technicians trained in identifying problems and knowing exactly what needs to be done to get rid of them.
The saying goes that time is money, but in this case, time is also damage. Do-it-yourself solutions often don’t work the first time (or at all), leaving you to find another thing to try, possibly over the course of weeks or months until you break down and call the professionals. However, that whole time, the pests may be causing extensive damage to your home. Rodents and roaches alike can cause electrical damage, termites can be damaging the structure of your home, and any number of pests can be spending that time multiplying. Call in a pest control professional to take care of the problem right the first time.
The equipment that professional pest control companies use costs hundreds, sometimes thousands of dollars. While not all that equipment is needed on every house call, having the right tools to get the job done can have a big impact on the success of the treatment. Some of this equipment can, of course, be purchased from home improvement stores, but that’s a cost for items you’re unlikely to need to use again. Some tools and chemicals cannot be bought at all unless you’re a licensed professional.
One factor that often leads people to try the DIY route to begin with is cost. Many people think it will be cheaper for them to try cleaning up their infestation themselves, but in fact, when the problem is drawn out for longer with multiple remedies being tried, those costs add up quickly. If you have to call in a professional after several failed attempts, and you could find yourself doubling or tripling the costs of if you’d just called in the pros to begin with. Call them from the start for a quick, easy, and cost-effective solution.
Proudly serving the greater Chicagoland area in Illinois and southeast Wisconsin, the professional exterminators at Aerex Pest Control understand the habits of different types of pests and use that knowledge when developing a pest control program that is best suited to your home and your particular problem. Our technicians are professional, state certified, licensed applicators. Call today for your free consultation 847-255-8888 or click here for a free quick quote.