As a property owner, pests including mosquitoes, rodents, ants, bed bugs, cockroaches, and termite colonies can be your biggest nightmare. Most people are unaware of the fact that DIY pest control strategies are often just half measures that can only bring temporary relief from pests.
DIY pest control strategies help you eliminate pests easily thereby saving you time and money, but does it really? Is it worth hiring a professional exterminator? Hiring a professional pest control service is often the last decision for most people. This post features some reasons why hiring a pest control service should be the smartest idea for restoring your property to its pristine pest-free state.
Safeguard your health
Pests, in the long run, can trigger various health concerns to the property occupants including pets. Common household pests such as rodents and cockroaches carry salmonella and thereby spread infectious decisions. While mosquitoes can cause dengue fever, bed bugs can trigger severe skin allergies. Most importantly, pest droppings and urine can dry out to become airborne allergens capable of infiltrating human and pet respiratory systems to trigger asthma attacks or other respiratory illnesses.
Another major health concern from pests is that they can contaminate the food. Cockroaches and rodents can multiply quickly and slip through the smallest crack and crevices and are always attracted to food sources. The bacteria such as salmonella and E. coli are easily passed on to the food particles they contact. Pest food contamination is the quickest way of getting infected.
Unsupervised use of pesticides can also trigger health concerns, especially to children and pets.
Save time and effort
Most people wait until the last minute to hire an exterminator, on such scenarios, think about the time and effort spent on the DIY pest control strategies. On the contrary, a professional pest control service works by the clock and has a foolproof, well-structured plan. Exterminators who stick to a routine are often successful as they have the technical know-how and know the process in and out.
Allowing pests to thrive at your house or office demands in-depth routine cleaning and inspection. Imagine the time and effort that you can save if you get a licensed exterminator to eliminate the concern from the root?
Weigh the cost of DIY pest control tips against hiring a professional exterminator and DIY emerges the winner, right? In fact, it does not. If you break it down, DIY strategies have to be tailored based on different factors such as
- Pest type
- Severity of contamination
- Time of contamination
- Location and duration of infestation
If you are expert enough to understand the above listed, you should also be smart enough to understand that the pesticide, machinery, and equipment required may also change accordingly. Consider all these and also pitch in the amount of time and effort that you need to invest; the balance would now slightly incline towards hiring an expert exterminator, doesn’t it?
Eliminate concerns of recontamination
There are several aspects of pest infestation that require expert oversight and action. You might eliminate pests completely from your house, but what if you fail to inspect, maintain or clean your pool or backyard? What if you are not knowledgeable about the pest barriers? Each aspect of pest elimination requires expertise and it is so hard to achieve this unless and until you have spent years handling different pests under different conditions. Until you earn the experience and the technical know-how re-infestation is always on the cards.
Prevent property damage
Pests are hard to detect and most often people neglect the signs of pests infestation until it’s too late. Did you know that an average termite colony can consume up to 1/5 of an ounce of wood in one day? A termite colony can cause significant damages to a house in just two years. Marry this with the fact that termites ants can lay up to 7000 eggs a day and you can paint a clear picture. Similar is the case with rodents who can cause structural damage to any property type via consistent gnawing, nest-building, and defecation. Considering how fast pests can multiply and spread within your property, it is ideal to eliminate them at the first sign of infestation.
Hiring a professional exterminator is the best option especially if you are unaware of the severity of pest infestation and lack the knowledge on extermination. Choosing an exterminator might cost you some dollars up front, but it will be worth it in the long run.