With all the baits, traps, and pesticides on store shelves, DIY pest control may look like an easy project. However, for many pest infestations, that couldn’t be further from the truth. The biggest reason why DIY pest control is so tricky? Most people don’t have the right knowledge for effective application.
Even pests that may seem simple to identify actually aren’t. For example, there are dozens of different species of ants in Nevada, with different types of ants requiring very different solutions. The same strategy that may eliminate one kind of ant may be useless against another — and sometimes can make infestations worse.
Some treatments are dangerous, especially in inexperienced hands.
Remember that pesticides are poisons and must be handled with care. While most modern treatments are better targeted than older ones and only cause permanent damage to pests, they can still cause health problems when used in excess. Additionally, even chemicals that are safe for humans can be deadly for pets, such as cats and fish.
The wrong treatment can spread infestations.
When used improperly, insecticides may be strong enough to temporarily scare away pests, but not strong enough to actually kill them. When that happens — a scenario all too common with bed bugs — these insects scatter throughout your home, possibly establishing multiple new colonies in the process.
You’re likely to waste more money than you’d save.
Between accidentally buying the wrong treatments and having to apply them multiple times, you may end up spending more for supplies than you would hiring a quality exterminator.
Life is too short to spend your time worrying about pests.
Successful DIY pest control takes up a huge amount of time that could be better spent doing things you love.
Research to accurately identify your pest problem. Research to learn the most effective treatment. Research to find the best vendor for supplies. Just reading up can take a full day or more.
When you hire a professional, you’re paying for experience. While pest control specialists do keep up with the latest scientific research in the field, they already have routine best practices down.
Pest management can be a dangerous job. Why risk your health while protecting your home?
When you do DIY pest control, you risk getting bitten by dangerous pests, being exposed to infectious disease, and being injured while making your way through cramped crawl spaces. Meanwhile, pest control technicians come prepared with thick gloves, boots, and other personal protective equipment.
Preventive Pest Control Las Vegas is Here for You
If that list has convinced you to call in an expert to deal with your pest problem, please consider contacting us at Preventive Pest Control today. Our experienced Las Vegas exterminators can identify just what’s bugging you and figure out a way to solve the problem.