There is no shortage of DIY pest control options, just walk through your local mass merchandiser or grocery store and you’ll find shelves fully stocked with the latest and greatest home pest control products. A quick internet search will reward you with pages of home remedies for everything from getting rid of roaches to killing bedbugs to repelling mice. But are all of these methods really effective? Here’s what you need to know if you decide to take matters into your own hands and do your own pest control.
Tailor the DIY Pest Control to the Specific Pest Problem
Roaches don’t respond to the same products that ants do. Sure, you may kill a few roaches at first, but there’s a lot more to killing roaches than just eliminating the ones you can see. This is especially true if you are treating an infestation. You have to tailor not only the pest control product, but also the method of application to fit the specific pest problem you are trying to remedy.
Make DIY Pest Control Applications in Accordance with the Pest’s Life Cycle
You can’t just kill a roach and think you are good. If you see one roach in your kitchen (especially if it is during the day) then there’s a very good chance you have a significant roach problem in your home. Roaches hide in walls, cabinets, behind pictures on the wall, anywhere that is dark and away from human activity. So when you kill that one roach you haven’t even touched the roaches hiding, including the baby roaches and eggs.
Make Sure all Safety Requirements are Explicitly Followed
Pest control products sold over the counter are toxic chemicals. They can cause serious injury to humans and pets if they are mishandled. Read the labels and follow the safety instructions carefully to ensure you don’t inadvertently poison your pet, children, or yourself.
Why DIY Pest Control doesn’t usually Work
DIY pest control usually doesn’t work because it is often used as a blanket application to eliminate all the different types of pests in the home, even infestations. What’s more, pests can become immune to the pest control product – roaches are notorious for this. In fact, you could wind up with a pest problem that is worse than it was before. If you want pest control that works it is best to call a professional.
Quality Pest Control: Las Vegas, Nevada
If you are looking for professional, effective residential and commercial pest control in Las Vegas, we are here to help. At Preventive Pest Control we can treat your home and property, get rid of infestations and make recommendations on how you can prevent future pest problems. To get help from the best Las Vegas pest control company, contact (702) 649-0019 today.