Professional Pest Control vs. DIY Pest Control

As a professional pest control company, you’d probably think we don’t answer such questions. Not at all. We’re actually quite happy to answer it, for two reasons: first, we understand why you ask. And second, we don’t mind answering this question because we’re confident in our answer: hiring a professional is usually the most time, quality, and even cost-effective solution to your pest problem.

There are a billion DIY pest control products on the market, and a lot of them are cheap and easy-to-use. Is a professional service really that much more effective than the stuff you could do on your own? Let’s find out.

Professional Pest Control – Expertise

It’s easy to assume that a bug is a bug, but in reality different types of insects require radically different control strategies. The reason that mouse wanted to get into your house is totally different from why moths are infesting your closet; the kind of treatments that would repel carpenter ants wouldn’t do anything about termites.

Even different species of the same kinds of pests require totally different approaches! Often, it’s quite difficult for a non-professional to accurately identify the type of pest they have. If you need up using the wrong tools for the job, then you’re just wasting time and money without seeing results.

Professional Pest Control Services
Professional Pest Control Services

Address the Cause, not the Symptoms

If you can find the right DIY control solution for your problem, chances are it’ll wipe out the pests on your property just fine. What it won’t do is address much about the reason why they came to you in the first place, however. Poison and pesticides work, but as long as pests can still get what they came for, they’ll keep coming. Bugs tend to be slow learners. The most important part of a pest control pro’s treatment plan is exclusion, not just eradication.

It’s crucial to figure out why pests wanted into your property, how they got there, and how to keep them from coming back. When pests can’t easily get into your home and they have no good reason to try, they’ll look for an easier meal ticket – and leave you alone for good. If pests are a disease, most DIY treatments are a pain reliever. Pros are the cure.

Professiona Pest Control – Safer Treatment

Pest control products have come a long way since the days of DDT, but poison is poison. Treating a pest control problem requires the careful, precise application of product, otherwise it can be dangerous. One of the most important services pest control pros provide is a totally safe alternative to the stressful and sometimes risky task of taking pest control into your own hands.

Any good pest control professional only uses pesticides when they’re absolutely necessary, and then only in controlled and precisely administered doses. Instead of overusing chemicals, they rely on a more holistic approach to pest control, informed by science and experience.

A multifaceted approach isn’t just safer than DIY chemicals, it’s more effective, too. When you use a professional, you can rest assured you can stay comfortable and safe – even if the pests living with you can’t.

If you need professional pest control services you can always call Hatfield Pest Control.

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