Everyone is looking to save on home costs through DIY projects. In fact, many homeowners take pride in being able to tackle a lot of their home’s needs. However, some tasks should be left up to the professionals. When it comes to pest control, you should call in the experts to handle the job. Here are 5 reasons why you should avoid doing your own pest control.
Incorrectly Identifying the Pest
Whether you are dealing with bees, ants, rodents, or other pests, correctly identifying the pest is essential to determining the right course of treatment. For example, if you mistake a carpenter bee for a bumblebee, you could end up with extensive damage to your home and repeated infestations. A pest control expert will be able to quickly identify the correct species and begin effective treatment.
Potential for Repeated Infestations
In some cases, pesticides may be effective in eliminating pests. However, you may also have to get rid of nests, seal holes around the house and safely clean feces and urine that may present health risks. If your home doesn’t receive a comprehensive treatment, you may continue to experience infestations.
Waste Time and Money
Incorrect treatments end up wasting both your time and money. A pest professional can make sure that the job is complete correctly the first time so that you don’t have to continue to deal with infestations and spend money on repeat treatments.
Pesticides Can be Dangerous
Pesticides and other pest control treatments can be dangerous if not handled properly. A professional will be well-versed in best practices, have the proper application equipment and personal protective gear and be able to correctly use the best chemicals and treatments so that the pests are eliminated and your family is kept safe.
You Can End up Making the Problem Worse
In some cases, incorrect treatment can actually end up making the problem much worse. For example, Pharaoh Ants will split off, create new colonies, and trigger faster reproduction in response to being incorrectly treated. This survival technique protects the ants and means that you will have to deal with multiple nests and a rapidly increasing population.
Fortunately, the experts at PMi Pest Management Systems are here to help. We have years of experiencing helping North Carolina homeowners enjoy affordable access to comprehensive pest control services. Don’t waste time and money on incorrect or dangerous treatments. Get the job done right and experience a pest-free home.