09/22/15

You get a certain feeling of accomplishment when you’ve confronted a pest problem in your home — until they return, that is. Tackling pest problems might work for a while, but more often than not, your DIY pest control solutions won’t last long. Those ants are getting quite familiar with the path into your kitchen, and termites have been known to cause over $5 billion in property damage every year. Eventually, they can damage the structure of your home. You’re capable of tackling small challenges, but you’re no match for creatures that never stop their persistent work. Learn why making a call to the professionals will save you money in the long run, plus give you more free time to do what you enjoy. Here’s why you shouldn’t always resort to DIY pest control:

1. The pests will return

Spotting a single ant on your entry room floor and getting rid of it yourself is one thing. Watching more of them appear one by one until they begin infesting your home is another. DIY pest control solutions might work when you’re addressing signs of the problem, but they won’t necessarily address the source itself. Professionals can find the source of your problem, whether structural or biological, and keep the pests from returning. 

2. You’ll spend more money in the long run

All those temporary solutions for pest control are going to start adding up. Instead of reaching for your wallet every time you see an unwanted pest in your home or yard, get rid of them for good. You’ll end up saving more money in the long run when you pay for a single solution instead of dozens of temporary fixes. Applying a large amount of pesticides isn’t always the answer, either. You could be throwing money down the drain if you’re using too much, and the associated health hazards could be serious.

3. You could get hurt

Purchasing a pair of gloves or full body armor doesn’t mean you’re invincible against the pests in your home or yard. You might be capable of a small pest control project, but it’s best to leave that job to the professionals. Even if you’re safe, think of those in and around your home that could be affected by the results of your DIY pest control solution.

4. You don’t have the right equipment

There’s a lot of equipment you can buy at the hardware store, but the traps and chemicals might be strikingly different than those used by professionals. Even after you make a large investment in pest control products, the problem could still persist, and you’ll be stuck with an expensive array of chemicals sitting in your garage that never worked in the first place. Pros know what they’re doing and have the tools to match, so trust the experts when you’re attacking the source of the pests.

5. You’ll waste too much time

All those repeated temporary solutions could be avoided with one permanent fix. Instead of spending your free time setting traps and going on a scavenger hunt for ants, let the professionals do it for you. You’ll be happier when you’re doing the things you enjoy instead. At Plunkett’s Pest Control, our experts have the tools and experience to get rid of pests for good. You can trust the family-owned and -operated business that has over 100 years of experience. Contact us today and we’ll soon be at your door to get rid of unwanted pests so you don’t have to do it yourself.


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